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Coping with Loss

It is the primary goal of this course that you understand that God is always present, God loves you, and He is with you no matter what circumstances you face.

Loss is by far one of the most painful things we will all experience at some point in our lives. In this course, Dr. Ron Welch asserts that grieving a loss is normal and that there is no right way to grieve. He will help you identify and apply biblical principles that will assist you in moving beyond your grief to a point where you can have hope for the future. Above all else, the primary concern of this course is that you walk away knowing that in every circumstance, God is present, God loves you, and is with you.

Please note: This course covers various types of loss, including the past and ongoing effects of the COVID pandemic, during which time these lectures were filmed.

The course was developed in collaboration with Denver Seminary faculty.

  • Identify different types of loss.
  • Understand why loss is so difficult and some of the questions it raises about God and our relationship to Him.
  • Identify the symptoms and stages of grief and know that there is no right way to grieve.
  • Recognize the importance of connecting with others during your grief.
  • Articulate the unique challenges of coping with loss presented by the COVID pandemic.
  • Identify specific actions you can take to find hope and move forward past your grief.
  • Explain the importance of placing trust in God during times of loss.
  • Know that God loves you and is always with you.
  • Very practical

    — Esosa, United States (US)
  • Excellent presentation and great tools to help with coping with loss.

    — Patrick, United States (US)
  • Excellent!!!!!

    — Rafeal, United States (US)
  • This course provided a good foundation for reflecting our grief and our relationship with God. I enjoyed the books recommended for further reading.

    — Troy, Australia
  • Very informative, helpful and comforting.

    — Rachelle, United States (US)
  • Having recently experienced death of a loved one, this allowed me to see things in a different perspective. It allowed me to take a step back, evaluate my thoughts and focus deeper on God and His Scriptures. Thank you!

    — Sheryl, United States (US)
  • It's always helpful to hear of another person's grief journey as it can validate your own. The lecturer shared a little of his journey to illustrate his points. That was helpful. I loved the concept of lament. This was new to me and it helps.  

    — Gaynor, New Zealand
  • The course helped me to organize myself when it comes to loss and that it's okay to hold on to God when you grieve. So is much helpful to me. Thanks, Ron Welch

    — Ezekiel, Nigeria
  • Great course!  

    — John, United States (US)
  • The course was productive and helped me gain insight into my situation. Thank you.

    — Ilene, United States (US)
  • The timing of the Lord is incredible. I needed this material at this moment to be of help in my church. I felt the need to better prepare in my study of grief and hungered for a practical, biblical approach to help me weed my way through the clinical, secular material I had in my library. I feel much more confident assisting others because of the practical, common-sense approach from Dr. Welch. Thank you ODBU!!  

    — Frank, United States (US)
  • Great course. I enjoyed the lectures and the information I received was applicable to my life. Thank you and God bless you

    — Bonnie, United States (US)
  • This course was amazing as it dealt with things we actually work with in everyday living.  

    — Farai, South Africa
  • I loved this course. It helped me to cope with my grief. You know what they say...."Healer, heal thyself". I had to help me so that I can help others. This course helped me to deal with my anger towards God. Thank you.

    — Janet, United States (US)
  • The course was informative and gave me incentive to draw closer to God during my grieving as a widow.

    — Margaret, Canada
  • Thank you for providing this course. It has helped me to understand grief and give me a way to express my grief and know that God will never leave me, even as I work my way through this phase of my life.  

    — Margaret, Canada
  • This course offered valuable insight into the dynamics of loss and grief. It showed how to offer some comfort to those who are suffering from deep loss, and feelings of being overwhelmed and hopeless.

    — Suzanne helen, Australia
  • I loved: "Your system & your soul need to adjust to what's happening..." -Ron Welch, PsyD I really enjoyed it; thank you!

    — Susie, United States (US)
  • Awesome information 🙂

    — Becky, United States (US)
  • Loved the course.

    — Gary, New Zealand
  • The Lecturer was clear and concise. The material was very interesting.

    — Sharon, United States (US)
  • The course information was well presented with up-to-date information and knowledge valuable to me and my family members. Thank you, Dr. Welch.

    — Merle, Canada
  • I enjoyed Dr. Ron Welch who gave the lectures. The course helped me to understand why my daughter has struggled so much from losing her Dad. It’s also has given me new knowledge about Grief and Loss. A very helpful and enjoyable course. Thank you!

    — Evon, United States (US)
  • It validated my experiences in coping with loss and clarified how people could cope with the various kinds of loss in gaining strength to have a stronger relationship in God.

    — Elaine, Canada

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Course Details

  • 5 Lessons
  • 16 Activities
  • 6 Assessments
  • 10 Min Average
  • 2 Hrs Minimum
  • Course Award

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Ron Welch, PsyD