While the rest of the world around us becomes excited and enamored with our culture’s celebration of Christmas, some of us struggle through the holiday season overcome with clouds of depression and battles with fear and dread. Fractured relationships, dysfunction, compromised finances, loss of loved ones, isolation, and any number of other circumstances become even harder to navigate due to the often unrealistic expectations of the holiday. Loneliness magnifies, stress accelerates, busyness intensifies, and sadness can overwhelm us.
I have written When Christmas Hurts from the depths of my own pain and experience in hopes of helping those who struggle with this season for similar and various reasons. God’s Word and his principles of love, power, and truth are woven into every element of encouragement. Practical suggestions and challenges are presented to help navigate this often stressful and difficult season. The passion behind this book is to bring hope and healing to hearts that are hurting, helping them break free from the burdens of stress and dread and find a new revelation of celebrating Christmas with joy and simplicity.