Great Stories with Charles Morris

#106: Dr. Norman Wright on Facing an Empty Chair During the Holidays

November 16, 2022

The holidays is often a time for families and friends to gather around the table to give thanks and celebrate the joy of each other's company. But how do you give thanks and celebrate joy when there's an empty chair that would have been filled by a recently deceased loved one? 

We don't often discuss grief during the holidays, but it is certainly the time when the loss of a spouse, parent, child, or friend is especially painful. Holiday grief is also something that's experienced more often than we might like to think.

On today's episode of the Great Stories podcast, Charles Morris returns to a conversation he had in 2007 with Dr. Norman Wright. A Christian counselor, Dr. Wright spoke to Charles not long after losing his wife to cancer. With Thanksgiving and Christmas approaching, we pray this raw conversation will be a balm and a resource for anyone facing their own empty chair this holiday season.