Grief and Mourning

Moving on After Loss – Set Free to Let Go

Loss is a universal experience. No one escapes this life unscathed by its cruelty and the pain and devastation it causes. Though loss is universal in nature, each individual will experience loss differently. For some it might be through the death of a child or spouse. Others will face a divorce and the break-up of a family or a chronic...

5 Coping Skills to Help Grievers Get Through Holidays and Special Occasions

The holidays can be a particularly challenging time for those of us coping with loss. Find five skills the author used to cope when her son was diagnosed with a chronic illness. The holidays can be a particularly challenging time for those of us coping with loss. In this article, I share five skills that helped me cope when my son was...

Grief, Mourning and Lament

Summary: Having recently lost someone close to me this author explores grief from a scriptural standpoint as he grieves his personal loss. Grief is emotional suffering brought on by bereavement, mishap, or disaster. Grief and morning come in different forms in the scriptures. It also comes in different forms in today’s world. Grief is emotional suffering brought on by bereavement,...

Women Grieving For Their Loved Ones

Women Grieving: I watched as my fellow village women gathered around my mother as she cried her heart out while the pallbearers carried the body of my late sister to the grave site. I said, ‘Lord, do you not see this? Has my mother not suffered enough, six of her children now to the earth, plus the husband, does she...

The Culture of Grief Avoidance

Grief Avoidance: What do you think about when you hear the word grief? Maybe sadness, or loss or death. Maybe you think of particular times in your life when you experienced those things. Then again, maybe you don’t think much about it at all. I’ve seen lots of folks who have only the vaguest conception of grief and they would...

Child Loss: Never Really Mine

  He was never really mine, this child whose birth angels foretold. Though I cradled him in my womb for many months, labored, gritted, bore down until he was expelled, this child, my achievement, was someone else’s from the start. There was never a burden so wonderful as the weight of him in my arms. The heaviness of that little...

Dying Words

“You see my calamity, and are afraid.” Dying Words: These are the words of Job to his friends. Job’s friends made great efforts to solve and explain Job’s suffering. Job saw through the thin veil of their compassion to the naked fear shivering beneath. We want there to be explanations for the bad things that happen to good people. In...

A Meaningful Life

A Meaningful Life was written in honor of the Chandler family as they celebrated the life of a beloved husband and father. I pray that it will lift you to see meaning in the relationships that were placed in your life whether the person is still here with us or not. A Meaningful Life by Cassandra Grant A life that is...