Angie Prince

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Industry Consulting
Occupation Psychotherapist (865) 604-99nine2, and Life Coach [phone (865) 548-four434, email]
Location Knoxville, Tennessee
Introduction Welcome! I am Angie B. Prince, child of God, wife of Tommy, mother of 3, psychotherapist and Mother Grieving. Tommy and I met in graduate school in Atlanta, then married in 1979 and started a Christian Counseling/Coaching practice in Knoxville, TN where we still live. We have 1 daughter Merry Katherine, forever-19 in Heaven, 2 sons, Nathan (age 31) (wife Ashley), and Rollin (age 33) (wife Stephanie), and two granddaughters, Ellie and Penny. In this blog, we process our grief over our Merry Katherine who was killed along with two other teens in a brutal car crash while on the way to the beach on 8/2/2006 (two teens survived). Having lost our daughter suddenly and violently on the cusp of launching her into adulthood, we were thrown into Complicated and Traumatic Grief. We share here our agonizing process of wading through the multiple twists and turns of shattered assumptions, challenged faith, traumatized body-soul-and-spirts, and devastated hearts. May our grief touch some of your own pain as we walk through this difficult but sacred ground together.
Interests Reading, Biking, Gardening, Writing, Kids' Activities, Being a disciple of Jesus, God ministering through me to other grieving parents, Psychotherapist, Christian Counseling, Public Speaking, Writing Poetry, Grieving, Trauma, Complicated Grieving, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Favorite Movies Regarding Grief: The End of the Spear, The Lost Boys of Sudan, Tear Soup, Steel Magnolia, Terms of Endearment, Love Story, The Family Stone, Gone With the Wind
Favorite Music On Grieving: Go Rest High On That Mountain by Vince Gill, Precious Lord (Take My Hand) by Ronnie Milsaps, Softly and Tenderly by Rebecca Lynn Howard, Untitled Hymn (Come to Jesus) by Chris Rice, Come Thou Fount by Chad Cates, Then Came the Morning by The Cathedrals, I Have Been There by Mark Shultz, Jesus Take the Wheel by Carrie Underwood, He Understands My Tears by The Isaacs, Farther Along by Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, and Emmylou Harris, Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone) by Chris Tomlin, When I Get Where I’m Going by Brad Paisley and Dolly Parton, Waitin’ On the Far Side Banks of Jordan by The Carter Family, Victory is Mine by Sounds of Blackness, My Redeemer Lives by Nicole C. Mullen, Victory by Yolanda Adams, Heaven’s Bright Shore by Alison Krauss, Life Means So Much by Chris Rice, Only Hope by Caedmons Call, Sara Beth by Rascal Flatts, Be Still My Soul (hymn)
Favorite Books Bible, Grief Books: Tear Soup by Pat Schweibert, A Grief Unveiled: One Father's Journey Through the Loss of a Child by Gregory Floyd, A Grief Observed by C. S. Lewis, A Grace Disguised: How the Soul Grows through Loss by Jerry Sittser, Confessions of a Grieving Christian by Zig Ziglar, Healing After Loss: Daily Meditations For Working Through Grief by Martha W. Hickman, Psalms of Lament by Ann Weems, The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming by Henri J. M. Nouwen, What Forever Means After the Death of a Child: Transcending the Trauma, Living with the Loss by Kay Talbot, Five Cries of Grief by Merton P. Strommen, Roses in December: Comfort for the Grieving Heart by Marilyn Willett Heavilin, Beyond Tears: Living After Losing a Child by Ellen Mitchell, When The Bough Breaks: Forever After the Death of a Child by Judith R. Bernstein, After the Death of a Child: Living with Loss through the Years by Ann K. Finkbeiner, First You Die: Learn to Live After the Death of Your Child by Marie Levine, Streams in the Desert by L. B. Cowman, Grief Books I Want to Read: Getting Beyond Tragedy by James Phillips Noble, Books about the Love of God: Abba's Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging by Brennan Manning, The Shack by William P. Young, The Ragamuffin Gospel: Good News for the Bedraggled Beat-Up and Burnt Out by Brennan Manning, Ruthless Trust: The Ragamuffin's Path to God by Brennan Manning, The Wisdom of Tenderness: What Happens When God's Fierce Mercy Transforms Our Lives by Brennan Manning, The Signature of Jesus by Brennan Manning, The Inner Voice of Love: A Journey Through Anguish to Freedom by Henri J. M. Nouwen, Books about the Love Of God I want to Read Next: The Furious Longing of God by Brennan Manning, Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless Love by Francis Chan Inspiring Books: Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall, Meaningful Novels: When Crickets Cry by Charles Martin, The Shack by William P. Young