Through a Season of Grief

Author: Bill Dunn
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418578266
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Comfort for the Day

Author: Steve Nicola
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1449718817
Format: PDF, ePub
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Your heart is crushed. Finding it even difficult to breathe, you wake up to the reality that someone you treasure is gone. Death has stolen your loved one from your arms. Now the seemingly insurmountable difficult work of living through grief begins. Is there anything that can soothe this overwhelming ache? Is there a safe place for the anger? Will depression become a constant companion? Does the painful malaise last forever? How can I just get through the day? Comfort for the Day offers a personalized grief recovery experience, drawn from the source of all comfort– God. His Word will become a guide and friend as the reader lives through the confusing and painful seasons of grief. Comfort for the Day is what each grieving heart longs for. Used either as a gift for the bereave d or for your own personal needs, Comfort for the Day brings real help for really hurting people.

A Season of Grief

Author: Bill Valentine
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131770603X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This unique book celebrates a long-term, interracial relationship and details the everyday struggles of a surviving partner trying to carry on in a radically changed world. A Season of Grief chronicles the author's emotional descent after the violent death of his partner of 21 years. Bill Valentine's journal of fear, anger, denial, and loneliness captures the glimmers of hope, moments of serendipity, and mysterious coincidences that emerged from his full-time devotion to grief following the death of Joe Lopes. Lopes died along with 264 others when American Airlines Flight 587 crashed in November 2001 in route to the Dominican Republic. It was the second deadliest accident in U.S. aviation history. He is a word always on my lips as I try to work him into a conversation. He is a memory that I strive to keep alive. So yes, in this sense, he is not gone. But in reality, he is. He is gone as my lover. He is gone as my life partner. He is gone as my soul mate, the only person to whom I periodically bared my soul. He is gone as my best friend, the only person to whom I ever attached that label. So pardon me while I still hang on to the notion that he is not here with me. Pardon me while I cling stubbornly to the insistence that he is gone. Valentine's candid and thoughtful account of his heartbreaking efforts to make sense of his partner's death—and survive in a world without him—is by turns, funny, frightening, sobering, and surprising. In the nine months following the tragedy of Flight 587, Valentine finds every waking moment of his life affected by his partner's absence—from mundane household chores to major life decisions. A Season of Grief is a story told in darkness and light, of hurt and healing, love and loneliness, but mostly, of a man who learns to live with his partner's absence through the persistent, surprising evidence of his presence. Our job on earth is to live with uncertainty, ambiguity, and hope. We are given a limited tool set but one, in my opinion, that's sufficient for the job. Sufficient to allow us to be engaged in life-to love, grieve, work, play, celebrate, and despair. We have a remarkable ability to rebound and grow. We have been granted the capacity for wonder and laughter—especially at ourselves. These last two gifts were bestowed generously on Joe and he, in turn, taught me how vital they are. Making a strong case for gay marriage, A Season of Grief chronicles Valentine's struggles to be recognized as a surviving spouse, including a historic lawsuit with Lambda Legal Defense and Education fund against the New York State Workers Compensation Board. Valentine and Lopes took every conceivable step to formalize their relationship, including New York City Domestic Partnership, but the Workers Compensation Board and a New York State appeals court refused to recognize Valentine as a legal surviving spouse. Grief doesn't come with a set of instructions. But A Season of Grief can help guide you through the lonely journey that follows the death of a loved one. Valentine's memoir is a testament to the healing power of reality and the enduring nature of love.

Everyday Comfort

Author: Randy Becton
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 9781441202499
Format: PDF, Mobi
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People who are mourning the loss of a dear friend or beloved family member often feel alone, abandoned, and helpless. And those who want to comfort them can feel inadequate and at a loss for words. In Everyday Comfort grievers will find thirty daily devotions to help them through their heartache. Respecting the griever's anguish and emotional turmoil, these devotions avoid platitudes and offer genuine empathy and wisdom. Subjects like recovery, facing death, normal grief and abnormal grief, and using the Psalms daily will help those who grieve examine the path through despair and take the next steps toward living life again.

Seasons of Grief and Hope

Author: Monique Cerundolo
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781492728146
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A hope-filled visual reflection on the grief process Images can serve as catalysts for the process of grief through symbolism, evoking and bringing to awareness the strong emotions they elicit, inviting shared expression and relationship. Through poetry, quilts and Biblical messages of sorrow and hope, this book depicts the grief process through the seasons. This visual journey is meant to be walked reflectively and to provide a sacred space for those who grieve, helping understanding of the feelings it evokes and a more active stance in the path through grief. As people connect to others, seeking meaning in the midst of suffering, ultimately, they can find a renewed sense of hope.

Seasons of Grief and Healing

Author: James E. Miller
Publisher: Augsburg Books
ISBN: 9780806640365
Format: PDF, Docs
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Drawn from Jim Miller's best-selling Winter Grief, Summer Grace, this small book makes a thoughtful, inexpensive gift or a give-away item from pastors, counselors, lay visitors, and others.

Grief for a Season

Author: Mildred Tengbom
Publisher: Bethany House Pub
ISBN: 9781556610493
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Many of us do not know how to comfort those in a grieving state. A compassionate book that walks grieving loved ones toward recovery.

Grieving with Hope

Author: Samuel J IV Hodges
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 0801014239
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Drawing on the successful national recovery program GriefShare, grief experts offer practical direction and hope in the face of loss.