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Hope Thru Grief

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Have you recently lost a loved one? Are you struggling with grief? Don’t understand why the world has moved on and you are stuck? Wondering what will help? Have you lost all hope you will get back to any kind of “normal”? Hope Thru Grief features husband and wife co-hosts Steve Smelski and Shelly … read more


The Community Organizer: Dr. Joel C. Hunter - Part I

Have you ever wanted to listen to a renowned storyteller describe their journey of grief to you by way of a series of short stories? Please meet Dr. Joel C. Hunter, CEO and founder of Community Resource Network, in Altamonte Springs Florida. In today’s episode Dr. Hunter takes us through his earliest memories of grief and then shares the story of the loss of his granddaughter and son. Dr. Hunter describes the added pain of double grief and how he and his wife Becky have been living the past 7 years as a tribute to their son and granddaughter. Dr. Hunter finishes this Part I episode with a clear answer on the always difficult “Why” question.  His answer may not be what you expected. 


Marshall and Steve discuss these topics and more with Dr. Hunter as they find common ground in their collective grief journeys from each losing a son too soon. Please don’t miss this special episode of Hope Thru Grief and share it with your friends and family. Be sure to join us next week for Part II of the conversation with Dr. Joel C. Hunter!


Many of you may know Dr. Hunter as the Senior Pastor of Northland Church in Longwood for an amazing 32 years, you can find out more about Dr. Hunters current endeavors by visiting his website:, and connect on Facebook;, and Twitter;


We welcome your comments and questions! Send an email to and please share our show with anyone you know that is struggling with loss and grief. You can find us on the internet to continue the conversation!






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Marshall Adler and Steve Smelski, co-hosts of Hope Thru Grief are not medical, or mental health professionals, therefore we cannot and will not give any medical, or mental health advice. If you, or anyone you know needs medical or mental health treatment, please contact a medical or mental health professional immediately. The Suicide Prevention Lifeline number is 1-800-273-8255


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Marshall Adler

Steve Smelski

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