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Grieving With Hope

Author : Samuel J IV Hodges
ISBN : 9780801014239
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Drawing on the successful national recovery program GriefShare, grief experts offer practical direction and hope in the face of loss.
Category: Family & Relationships

Postcards From The Land Of Grief

Author : Richard Littledale
ISBN : 1788930711
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Raw, honest and personal thoughts to comfort you on the journey through grief. Grief can often feel like a gnawing homesickness for a place where you used to live, but to which you can never return. Richard Littledale has written a series of short, candid thoughts and reflections from his own experience of widowhood that will resonate and bring comfort and understanding to anyone experiencing bereavement. These thoughts are written as postcards from the land of grief, as they are used to convey a message from this foreign country of bereavement. Postcards are, by definition, a small snapshot of a feeling at any one time, not long and drawn out essays, and these thoughts provide an accessible way to identify feelings and draw hope from a fellow traveller. Richard also includes practical resources and advice on the grieving process, and reflects on how his faith in God has sustained him. The book is deliberately designed to be able to dip in and out of as required at the point of need. It is also useful for those who want to give a helpful book to comfort a friend, or for anyone wanting to help understand how their bereaved loved one might be feeling.
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Hope Healing For Transcending Loss

Author : Ashley Davis Bush
ISBN : 9781633410039
Genre : Self-Help
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This inspirational pocket guide by the author of Transcending Loss offers healing reflections for anyone experiencing the pain of losing a loved one. It's easy to feel unmoored when we lose someone close. We need to find a new rhythm to our days and new ways to connect to the ones we've lost. But how does one move on after the death of a loved one? Therapist and self help author Ashley Davis Bush offers a path forward with these daily meditations: small doses of comfort and hope to help you get through your day when you are still heavy with grief. Each bite-sized reading offers reassurance that healing is possible, whether it's an ordinary day of living with loss or a special anniversary day. Poetic words, combined with photographic images throughout the book, help provide solace along with the perspective that love always transcends even the deepest loss. Here you’ll learn how to find: · Comfort through grief · Hope from pain · Life after loss
Category: Self-Help

Family Stress Management

Author : Pauline Boss
ISBN : 9781452235509
Genre : Family & Relationships
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The Third Edition of Family Stress Management by Pauline Boss, Chalandra M. Bryant, and Jay A. Mancini continues its original commitment to recognize both the external and internal contexts in which distressed families find themselves. With its hallmark Contextual Model of Family Stress (CMFS), the Third Edition provides practitioners and researchers with a useful framework to understand and help distressed individuals, couples, and families. The example of a universal stressor—a death in the family—highlights cultural differences in ways of coping. Throughout, there is new emphasis on diversity and the nuances of family stress management—such as ambiguous loss—plus new discussions on family resilience and community as resources for support.
Category: Family & Relationships

My Angel In Heaven

Author : Rebecca Vijay
ISBN : 1521244693
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Are you grieving the loss of your child? Do you know someone who is going through the difficult period of loss and separation? My Angel in Heaven is a simple and short book that takes you along a mom's journey through infant loss to peace and joy. The author's firstborn twin son went to be with the LORD when he was only three days old. As she struggled through shock, grief and pain, GOD pulled her out of the pit of despair and sorrow, and comforted her and provided HIS peace. GOD provides solace in the midst of loss, grief, and suffering. HE is the only one who can turn your sorrows into joy and restore you completely. You too can find comfort and hope in HIM. Trust in the larger plan of the Almighty and be encouraged and restored. There is light and joy at the end of the tunnel as we believe that the separation is temporary only and we will meet our angels in heaven soon. Scroll up and get your copy of the book now! You can help bring hope, encouragement, and joy to your grieving loved ones. Goodreads reviews "This is a poignant journey of a woman's ultimate grief at having lost her newborn son. The story tore at my heart and, more than once, I felt my eyes well up with tears. Then I felt the joy of Ms. Vijay's faith that God would rejoin them in heaven. I felt the powerful strength that Rebecca showed throughout this book, and I'm so grateful that she share this very personal part of her life with us. I am proud to say that I am a *virtual* acquaintance of Rebecca's." Denise "This is one of those rare reads where the author has the ability to connect with you on a soul level in pure honesty. Even though I've never lost a child, I have lost family members and could connect with her emotional journey. The poignant thing this book points out, is that the usual consoling comments we receive from people, often times cause more stress than help. A reminder to us all to be aware of our words during times of grief and stress." Brenda "Very moving, honest and praise-worthy. It will take you on a very intimate and emotional ride. Highly recommended." Elen "It's true that the emotional pain hurts more than physical pain..." Sheetal
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Finding Your Way Through Grief

Author : Kim Thomas
ISBN : 9780736910330
Genre : Religion
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Is there a right way for Christians to grieve? Is God truly enough in the valley of the shadow of death? Does time really heal all wounds? In finding her way through her own grief, Kim Thomas asks thought-provoking questions and comes to know the sorrow and compassion of God in a way that is immediate, intimate, and soul-soothing. "God has been attentive to my mourning. He has been ever close, close enough to catch my tears in a bottle as they fall from my eyes. I wonder if perhaps the bottle of my tears might sit on the shelf next to the tears Jesus wept..." If you are experiencing grief or are close to someone who is, you will find in Kim's story an honest admission about the pain of loss. She also offers 30 days of reflections from Scripture that provide hope based on the tender and powerful love of God for those who have known heartache and are making their way through it.
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Journey Into The Looking Glass

Author : Dr Mary Welsh
ISBN : 1647462002
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Dr. Mary Welsh took the tragic loss of her daughter, her passion and purpose and created a stage for positive interactions with children, young adults, family, friends, and those grieving the loss of a loved one or facing adverse situations through her positive perspective, purpose, teachings, and interactions.
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Through A Season Of Grief

Author : Bill Dunn
ISBN : 9781418578268
Genre : Religion
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If you've lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you've discovered that few people understand the deep hurt you feel. Where do you turn for daily comfort and help? Where do you find the tools to move forward? Through a Season of Grief is the first 365-day devotional designed to support and uplift you in the first, most difficult year of bereavement. These devotions offer biblical comfort and practical teaching that will enable you to take steps forward each day toward healing. You will better understand the grieving process and will receive needed encouragement along the way. More than thirty respected Christian professionals – including Kay Arthur, Jack Hayford, Elisabeth Elliot, Norman Wright, Barbara Johnson, and Luis Palau – share their insights on how to walk through the devastation of grief toward wholeness and hope. You will also hear from people like you who have lost a loved one and have found God's healing presence in the midst of despair. This unique devotional is based on GriefShare®, a national grief recovery support group program that has helped more than 100,000 families.
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Comfort For The Grieving Adult Child S Heart

Author : Gary Roe
ISBN : 1950382281
Genre : Family & Relationships
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"The author's ability to connect with the those grieving the loss of a parent is so evident. Readers will see themselves on almost every page and find the comfort they need in Gary's compassionate empathy and counsel." - Paul Casale, Licensed Professional Counselor/Marriage and Family Therapist The loss of a parent is painful. The loss of a mother or father can be traumatic. Oblivious to our suffering, the world around us speeds on as if nothing happened. Stunned, shocked, sad, confused, and angry, we blink in disbelief. Our hearts are broken. We've known them all our lives. How could they be gone? We look for comfort. Our broken, grieving hearts need it to survive. Multiple award-winning author, hospice chaplain, and grief counselor Gary Roe is a trusted voice who has been helping wounded, grieving hearts find hope and healing for more than three decades. Written with heartfelt compassion, this warm, easy-to-read, and practical book reads like a caring conversation with a friend and will become a comforting companion as you navigate the turbulent waters of grief. Gary's desire is to meet you in your grief and walk with you there. Composed of brief chapters, Comfort for the Grieving Adult Child's Heart is designed to be read one chapter per day, giving you bite-sized bits of comfort, encouragement, and healing over a period of time. You do not have to read it this way, of course. We all grieve differently. Read in the way that is most natural for you. In Comfort for the Grieving Adult Child's Heart, you will discover how to... Process complicated grief emotions (sadness, anger, guilt, confusion, guilt, anxiety, depression, feeling overwhelmed, etc). Navigate all the relational changes - feeling alone, misunderstood, isolated, and even rejected by those around you. Handle the increased stress and uncertainty that this heavy loss can bring. Deal with physical and mental health issues, illnesses, and new symptoms that often arise. Take care of yourself through diet, hydration, fitness, and rest. Deal with a myriad of practical issues (financial challenges, parenting, family activities), Handle the intense sense of being orphaned that comes with this loss. You will also find hope in how to... Think through the challenging spiritual and faith questions that frequently surface. Relate well to the people around you - those who are helpful and those who aren't. Overcome the tendency to run from emotional pain with unhealthy habits or compulsive behaviors. Deal well with triggers and the grief bursts that will come. Find the support you need for survival, recovery, and healing (safe people, fellow grievers, counseling, etc.). Develop a simple, realistic plan for birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays. Use your grief for good - for yourself, your family, and others. Allow this loss to give you greater perspective and motivate you to live more effectively than ever before. Make your life count, one day, one moment at a time. Please don't grieve alone. Let Comfort for the Adult Child's Heart join you on this arduous, tasking journey. Be kind to yourself. Take your heart seriously. Death has invaded, but it doesn't have to win. Read on. Comfort awaits you in these pages of this book.
Category: Family & Relationships

Good Mourning

Author : Allan Hugh Cole, Jr.
ISBN : 9780664232689
Genre : Religion
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In this brief book Allan Hugh Cole explains the process of grief and what loss can do to us, identifies ways of coping, and reminds us of the hope that we can find in mourning. Ultimately, Cole offers a plan of "good mourning"--a way to work through the loss and rebuild life with new strength. Cole describes what it takes to be engaged in good mourning instead of endless suffering and demonstrates how faith and prayer can be practical tools in rebuilding life after loss.
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Walk With Me Into The Light

Author : Margaret Therese Naughton
ISBN : 9781788121903
Genre : Religion
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This booklet is an attempt to walk the journey of loneliness with someone whose heart has been broken by the loss of their beloved. Take this book within your hands and carry it with you as you travel the roadway of life. As you attempt to re-define your world in the wake of your loss use it as your companion on the road to a new beginning, not forgetting but remembering with love, living with a smile in your heart for those who are now gone home to God. Practical, thoughtful and empathetic, this is a book for both the bereaved, and for those who walk with them along the difficult road to acceptance. Now in its third printing!
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Words Of Comfort For Times Of Loss

Author : Liz Allison
ISBN : 0736924299
Genre : Religion
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Through great personal loss, authors Cecil Murphey and Liz Allison have gained insight to share with others who are experiencing uncertainty, depression, and loneliness after losing a loved one. Alongside comforting paintings by artist Michal Sparks, prayers, stories, and compassionate wisdom offer a meaningful path toward healing and hope.
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Surviving Grief

Author : Suly Rieman
ISBN : 9781449717681
Genre : Religion
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Losing a child is one of the most difficult and devastating events that anyone could ever experience. The heartache, the pain, and the overwhelming waves of emotion and grief may overtake your life. Grieving is a process, a journey, and no one should walk through the grieving process alone. Surviving Grief is a guide to help grieving parents cope, and find ways to face the sorrow, heal, and persevere through the journey. You must allow yourself permission to grieve. Healing comes from doing the tangible and healthy things that allow you to face the reality of your loss and still maintain the love and memory of your child. With the help of this book and the strength of the Lord, may you find comfort and healing to cope with the incredible loss in your life.
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The Irreplaceable Mother

Author : Lorinda Buckingham
ISBN : 1729334539
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Are You Struggling With Grief, Wrestling With Unanswered Questions, and Uncertain About Your Faith After The Passing Of Your Mother? One Daughter's Journey Through Grief and Brokenness To Faith and Healing Will Inspire You To Find Your Path Towards Freedom and Embrace The New Life That Is Waiting For You! In the United States alone, thousands of women transition from life to death after a courageous battle with cancer. The loss carries on to loving sons, daughters, spouses, and friends who are left behind - harboring a deep void of grief in their hearts, bitterly challenging their chosen faith, feeling stuck with little or no support or information to help them adjust to their new normal, of not having their mom, and that is hard. But in this book, The Irreplaceable Mother, on daughter shares her personal journey of grief recovery after her mother passed away of cancer and reveals the answers that you are longing for to help you heal from the pain of loss, rekindle your hope in God, forgive those who have hurt you, and move forward in your new normal. Whether you're feeling alone,misunderstood, or you've processed your way through some of the darkest moments of your heart and are now wondering how to get live in your new normal, you'll find comfort, insight, and guidance from the truths uncovered in this book on how to cope with loss and pain.The empathy, relatable Christian observation, and practical principles will help yourjourney through grief in the healthiest, most complete way possible, so you can move forward to embrace the new life that is waiting for you.Unlike what you'll find in other books, the pain of loss was personally experienced and much time spent seeking answers and trying to navigate emotional, spiritual, and psychological despair. Many of the best books and articles on the subject of grief after losing a mother have been looked up, but none of them had the realness, balance, and freedom that our heart desired and faith required. Both men and women who have experienced the loss of their mom, and have already experienced encouragement, inspiration, and comfort by implementing the principles and concepts found in this helpful resource guide. Some have said, "The best thing about this book is that you can read it and begin to apply the principles in your life." Others have saidthat they love the down-to-earth Christian realness that is relatable and helps them pull through.I promise that if you follow the principles in this book you'll experience twice as much comfort, you will become inspired to live your best life, and you will enjoy many more priceless moments. And I promise that you will discover how to value yourself to have better relationships with your family and significant others.It's easy to give in. It is easy to let the grief, anger, and depression blot out the teachings of Christ - but all things work together for our good. I promise you, healing and restoration from grief is available to you. This book is a unique resource for motherless sons and daughters to discover how to work through grief, take a breath, get unstuck, and slowly reign in the grief so that you can find your way back to happiness. Start living your life as an overcomer right now, become unstuck, and enjoy your life full of freedom, balance, and faith for success.
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The Many Faces Of Grief Ebook

Author : Nola Shaw
ISBN : 9781770369221
Genre : Religion
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Grief is a part of the life cycle of every person. Loss, loneliness, hurt, and pain are experienced by every person during different stages of his or her life. Grief can seem unbearable at times, but it is a necessary process which has the potential to heal the heart of the bereaved. THE MANY FACES OF GRIEF will encourage, comfort, and help you to realize that the greatest Healer of all, Jesus Christ, cares for you in a special way. He walks with you as you travel through your personal journey of pain and grief. Nola Shaw uses real-life stories to address the different types of grief, such as: ▪ Bereavement ▪ Divorce ▪ Old Age ▪ Trials and Tribulation ▪ Abuse THE MANY FACES OF GRIEF offers hope and healing for grief-stricken hearts.
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Beyond The Broken Heart

Author : Julie Yarbrough
ISBN : 9781426744365
Genre : Religion
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How does the heart understand grief when it is broken by the death of a husband or wife? To survive and live forward, those who grieve must find answers. Inside the Broken Heart is for anyone who has ever grieved the death of a spouse and asked 'why?' The book meets the reader at a spiritual place reserved specifically for widows and widowers. Author Julie Yarbrough survived the sudden and untimely death of her beloved husband, a prominent United Methodist minister. As a lay grief facilitator, she believes that those who seek comfort and inspiration in grief best identify with an authentic point of view. We grieve because we love, in direct proportion to the depth of our love. Spousal love is a sacred gift ordained by God, the death of husband or wife unlike any other experience of loss. The marriage vow moment 'until death do us part' forever changes those who survive. Grief cannot be understood until it is experienced. Grief is not a crisis of faith, it is a crisis of the heart. Inside the Broken Heart uses topical references from the Bible to illuminate the unfamiliar emotions and questions of grief for the surviving spouse. Because we must grieve in order to live, the book explains spiritual and practical issues of grief and suggests specific coping strategies for widows and widowers. As journey through 'the valley of the shadow of death,' Inside the Broken Heart guides the way back to fullness of life. Through rediscovery of hope, pain and sorrow are vanquished, death is rendered powerless, and grief is no more. We are healed by God's triumphant adequacy, 'He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds' (Psalm 147:3). "Julie Yarbrough has walked through the valley of the shadow of death and experienced the pain and anguish of great grief, and she knows firsthand the comfort and strength that only God can provide. I commend this remarkable grief ministry program to you highly." James W. Moore, Pastor in Residence, Highland Park United Methodist Church, Dallas, Texas "With wisdom informed by her own experience and a warm regard for those who grieve, Julie Yarbrough guides the brokenhearted on an honest journey toward acceptance and hope. A refreshingly excellent resource for grief support." Stephan Bauman, Senior Minister, Christ Church New York City "Julie Yarbrough weaves understanding, care, and comfort together in such a way that the seemingly intolerable becomes tolerable, one breath at a time. This resource provides everything you need to promote, establish, and conduct grief groups throughout the year." Judith Bone, Director of Adult Discipleship, Brentwood United Methodist Church, Nashville, Tennessee
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Mourning Break

Author : Rev Betsy Haas
ISBN : 9781449760496
Genre : Religion
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Everybody is destined to take this journey. Brothers, mothers, lawyers, teachers, spouses, pastors, children-each will come to a day when suddenly a loved one dies and the grief journey begins. This is a trip nobody looks forward to taking. It is a lonely, one-way road that must be traveled by placing one foot in front of the other. There are no shortcuts, U-turns, or express lanes. In the beginning, the road is so clouded over with emotions, we cannot see the end or how anything good can ever come from our loss. Fortunately, God can. Mourning Break offers hope through personal stories and scriptural guidance for how to move forward with life. You will be able to reflect on God's Word as it applies just to you. Take a break from your grief, and be reminded that joy, indeed, comes in the mourning.
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Beyond The Broken Heart Participant Book

Author : Julie Yarbrough
ISBN : 9781426758669
Genre : Religion
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How does the heart understand grief when it is broken by the death of a loved one? To survive and live forward, those who grieve must find answers. Beyond the Broken Heart is an eight-week support and ministry program for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Author Julie Yarbrough chronicles her personal experience combined with a deep love of Scripture and years of leading grief support groups to create an authentic and deeply personal exploration of the grief journey. The Participant Book provides eight chapters plus two supplemental chapters that include: · Personal stories/reflections from the author’s own journey through grief · Spiritual and practical help for navigating the emotions, experiences, and questions of grief · Scriptures and biblical material appropriate to the themes and topics of each chapter? · Questions for personal reflection with space for recording responses · Readers will transform their experience of grief into a life lived in gratitude for the steadfast love and faithfulness of God and a life that honors the memory of their loved one. "Julie Yarbrough has walked through the valley of the shadow of death and experienced the pain and anguish of great grief, and she knows firsthand the comfort and strength that only God can provide. I commend this remarkable grief ministry program to you highly." James W. Moore, Pastor in Residence, Highland Park United Methodist Church, Dallas, Texas "With wisdom informed by her own experience and a warm regard for those who grieve, Julie Yarbrough guides the brokenhearted on an honest journey toward acceptance and hope. A refreshingly excellent resource for grief support." Stephan Bauman, Senior Minister, Christ Church New York City "Julie Yarbrough weaves understanding, care, and comfort together in such a way that the seemingly intolerable becomes tolerable, one breath at a time. This resource provides everything you need to promote, establish, and conduct grief groups throughout the year." Judith Bone, Director of Adult Discipleship, Brentwood United Methodist Church, Nashville, Tennessee "A gift to those who face the difficult journey through the grieving process. I highly recommend this program, not only for those who have lost, but also for those in the helping professions who offer guidance and counsel to the grieving." Ann Reese, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
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Hope For The Heavy Heart

Author : Michael A. Cramer
ISBN : 1732002851
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The purpose of this book is to offer Hope for the Heavy Heart. Each short chapter is designed to help those that are deeply hurting. They are written to comfort those who are grieving. The bite-sized amounts of spiritual nutrition are included to strengthen the inner spirit. My goal is to comfort the walking wounded, who often suffer in silence. Nobody escapes the heartbreak of losing a loved one. The grave is constantly calling people from all walks of life. Grief simply plays no favorites. At some point in time, everybody loses somebody. Walking through the valley of the shadow of death is very painful. There is not any magic formula to soothe a hurting soul. Every person grieves in their own way. The search for comfort is universal, but the source of comfort is deeply personal."Hope for the Heavy Heart: Comfort For Those Who Grieve" is a marvelous resource for those who are searching for how to deal with grief and loss. In these pages you will find many scriptures of comfort in grief. These meditations for grief and loss will help to soothe your soul. Overcoming grief and loss is possible, though the journey is different for everyone. Pastors and Counselors who are searching for grief and loss resources will find this to be a small but helpful tool for those who are grieving. It is written in a devotional style that is both positive and inspirational and contains many bible verses for grief and loss. This is a book you may want to read again and pass on to friends and family who are experiencing a season of grief.
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