Living Wholehearted

December 01, 2020

Ep. 55 : Hope in the Darkness: Grieving through the Holidays with Stan & Lori Thomas

The Christmas season is considered “the most wonderful time of the year.” And yet, it can also bring up enormous grief and reminders of loss as a song comes on the radio, the smells in the air remind us of what was. Living Wholehearted means we bring all of who we are to our lives, including the pain of our stories. We have the privilege of listening to Stan and Lori Thomas, as they share about how they are making it through the loss of their child. After losing their daughter, Aimee Brooke Thomas in 2013 to a car accident, they started a ministry called Hope for Grief. Lori is a singer/songwriter and Stan is now a mortgage broker, after 18 years in full-time pastoral ministry. The have been married 40 years and live in Eugene, Oregon. Though many marriages don’t make it through the loss of a child due to the sheer overwhelming grief, Stan and Lori want to help marriages survive one of the hardest losses anyone can face. Stan and Lori remind us that though we may never fix this kind of grief and “get over it”, we can learn how to move through it and find hope again. As Stan would say, “Don’t give up” and as Lori would say, “Find your trusted circle to help you grieve well”.  Read More

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About Living Wholehearted

We define a leader as anyone with a following. Whether you are a parent or a CEO, or both, how you lead matters. When a leader lives with integrity, everyone in their wake benefits. And when they don't, everyone in their wake pays, it's just a matter of time. We are a husband and wife team HELPING LEADERS of all types LIVE WITH INTEGRITY through Biblical, Clinical, and Relational Wisdom. The Living Wholehearted Podcast is filled with grace, hope, and practical tools to help you in every relationship that matters most to you in your home, work, and community. Become a leader who is shrinking their integrity gap between what you say and how you actually live. Join us in the movement of becoming a Wholehearted Leader!

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About Jeff and Terra Mattson

Jeff Mattson (MA ORL) and Terra Mattson (MA LPC, LMFT) are Christian Parenting spokespeople and the co-hosts of the Living Wholehearted Podcast in the Christian Parenting Podcast Network.


After two decades studying and working in leadership and trauma-informed therapy, Jeff and Terra are bridging the gap between Biblical, clinical, and relational wisdom to help leaders live with integrity in the home, work, and community.


They are the co-founders of Living Wholehearted, a professional counseling and organizational development firm. Terra is the author of Courageous: Being Daughters Rooted in Grace and together they co-authored Shrinking the Integrity Gap: Between what Leaders Preach and Live. Jeff and Terra have skin in the game as they raise their two daughters just outside Portland, OR on five acres of old growth woods. There is never a dull moment in the Mattson home!

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