Deconstructing Mamas

Good (Hard) Grief - Lizz & Esther

September 13, 2022 Lizz Enns Petters and Esther Joy Goetz Season 2 Episode 15
Deconstructing Mamas
Good (Hard) Grief - Lizz & Esther
Show Notes
Who knew that when we asked our first question about the faith that was either handed down to us or we grabbed onto with all our might when someone shared the "good news," there would be so much loss associated with it.

We were just asking a question, right?
We were just pulling back the curtain to see what was going on behind there, right?

But here we are, and one question turned into another and another and another, and we perhaps find ourselves with more questions than answers and the curtain has not only been pulled back, it's laying on the floor torn into shreds and what was going on behind there is exposed every which way.

And the loss, the incredible loss that's hopped along with the questions and the torn curtain, is something that perhaps has surprised us (or maybe not so much). But it's there none-the-less.

We are left with the loss of community, friendship, even family relationships, respect, certainty, all the things that held us for so long.

And the searing grief that comes with losing all of these things, it feels like, in one fell swoop, is something we find ourselves surprised by, pummeled by or just hovering under the surface ready to make it's way out at the most inopportune times or ways (like in the shower or into our pillow or an outburst at a family reunion or on social media).

We, your favorite podcast hostesses in the whole wide world, Lizz and Esther, kick Season Two off with a bang diving deep into their own losses (that might sound eerily similar to yours) and the painful, messy, necessary process of grief that is going right along with it.


Lizz Enns Petters, daughter of Bible scholar, Pete Enns, is on a mission to bring hope into the most awful of places, where mental health suffers at the hands of a rigid faith systems.

Facebook:  Lizz Enns Petters, The Deconstructed Mama
Instagram:  @lizzennspetters
Twitter:  @eepetters

Esther Joy Goetz, wife to one and mother to four grown kids and all their people, has a fierce passion to restore hope for the sacred space where our hearts and our homes meet. This includes faith, marriage and motherhood.



Facebook:  Esther, the Dolly Mama
Instagram:  Estherthedollymama


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Glennon Doyle
Pete Enns
Emily P. Freeman