Wednesday, April 11, 2007

http://marilynheavilin.com/


We've known Marilyn for a long time, from the grief support group at Prodigy on, but we finally got to meet her tonight. It was a wonderful visit. She looks and acts about fifty years old and inspires me with hope sometimes. In person she looks much better than her photographs.

Her website is http://marilynheavilin.com/

She has buried three children, as we have.

Currently she is taking dispute resolution classes for a master's degree, having transferred out of a "Biblical" counseling program (when one of her professors told her not to tell people that Christ died for their sins, because he may not have [the professor believes that Christ did not die for everyone's sins, only a select few], she kind of parted ways with that program, which is not normative for the Biblical Counseling movement).

Roses in December: Comfort for the Grieving Heart
Roses in December: Comfort for the Grieving Heart by Marilyn Willett Heavilin (Paperback - April 1, 2006)
Buy new: $8.79

That is her signature book, though she has written others.

3 comments:

Barb said...

I am glad you had a chance to meet. I am going to check out her blog as I think I see a link. I think it is good that she left that particular counseling program if it conflicted with her personal beliefs. I believe counseling should support a person's religious beliefs. I do believe you can help people on the road to healing by using a Christian approach without necessarily discussing religion.

Anonymous said...

It's Karen (Mrs. B.) I'm just jumping in to say "hello." You and Winn look great, and Marilyn seems like a real jewel of a friend. Keep up all that exemplary living your doing!

Lisa M. said...

that is just SO neat!