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A Time to Mourn and a Time to Dance

A Love Story of Grief, Trauma, Healing, and Faith

200 pages
Chalice Press
Tony Rodriguez was a compassionate and well-respected trauma therapist who devoted his life to helping survivors thrive, until his life was cut short in a tragic accident. Traumatized by the sudden loss of her husband and overwhelmed by the impact of his untimely death on their two sons, Jennifer Ohman-Rodriguez was determined to blaze a path toward healing. From the excruciating days immediately following his death, to navigating the bewildering labyrinth of young widowhood, to forging a new life for herself and her sons, A Time to Mourn & A Time to Dance chronicles her story with unabashed honesty and deep vulnerability, blended with authentic faith and teeth-clenching determination to do the hard work of healing. From the depths of despair back into the joy of living, retraced by the one who blazed her own path out of trauma’s grasp, this book is infused with the Jennifer’s heartfelt prayers, real-life applications of somatic and spiritual healing practices, and the kind of profound and practical wisdom that only reveals itself in life’s moments of truth.
Author Bio
Jennifer Ohman-Rodriguez has written extensively for magazines and publishers, most recently writing curricula to accompany Dan Erlander’s work for A Place for You and Let the Children Come, and meditations for Christ in Our Home. Her late husband, Tony Rodriguez, was a mental health therapist specializing in trauma recovery. She is currently attending Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota where she is in the Master of Divinity program.