Finding Hope In The Midst Of Grief

Author: Judy St Pierre
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ISBN: 9781709383908
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You can survive your grief. The process of grieving, although well documented and studied, can look different for everyone. And if you add the bond and lifetime commitment shared with a spouse who has passed away, and the depths of your grief can seem inescapable. But there is still HOPE, even as you grieve. Judy St. Pierre, Author, mother, widow, is having a real conversation on the emotional rollercoaster that comes from losing your spouse. By telling her story of losing her husband at a young age, and going from devoted wife and mother to a new normal that she never could have imagined; Judy is arming readers with tips, tools, resources, and scriptures that helped her get into a place of "good grief." As you navigate these pages, you will be able to connect your daily experience of dealing with loss with the lessons shared, and you will walk away with Emotional awareness of the different stages of grief Healthy ways that you can deal with grief without suppressing thoughts, feelings, and emotions Resources that will help you interact with friends and family who may be grieving in different ways than you are An understanding that there is no "right" way to grieve, but there is a way that you can navigate your grief that restores your hope and faith The lessons and stories inside this book are shared with the heart and desire to help you face your loss without feeling guilt or shame so you can enjoy the fullness of life that God still has planned for you.

Faith Hope And Grief

Author: Douglas Knox
Editor: WestBow Press
ISBN: 144976326X
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"We're going to storm the gates of heaven until God brings healing. He's going to give us our miracle." The faith is sincere. The expectation is real. And sometimes God honors our prayers for healing. Sometimes, but not always. Instead of healing, God may choose to put us through grief. When loved ones die, even good Christians struggle to fathom the unfathomable. We count the months by the minute, waiting for the pain to go away. We harbor secret bitterness toward the one who has left us. We become angry toward our family for failing to understand us, angry toward God for ignoring our prayers, and angry toward ourselves for being angry. And all the while we ask, "Why did this have to happen?" The answers are never easy. In Faith, Hope, and Grief, Doug Knox recounts his struggle as he grappled with his wife Marie's cancer and premature death. With poignancy and humor, Doug asks the tough questions, shares his struggles and shortcomings, and tells about the deepening relationship with his God that he never could have achieved without the pain. If you are suffering from a personal loss, please read this book.

Losing Cooper

Author: J. J. Jasper
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ISBN: 9780578141909
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A true story of hope in the midst of great personal tragedy. Losing Cooper ? Finding Hope to Grieve Well, is the moving story of the Jasper family after the tragic death of their five-year-old son Cooper. The book chronicles their journey through darkness, but offers real hope to anyone experiencing trouble, trials or tragedy. It shows how a strong Christian family deals with shock, loss and grief from a Biblical perspective.

Finding A Loving God In The Midst Of Grief

Author: Susan M. Erschen
Editor: The Word Among Us Press
ISBN: 1593255322
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The loss of a love one is often devastating. And while each of us experience grief in a unique way, finding your way back to a place of wholeness may seem impossible. The emptiness, loneliness and darkness seem to never fade. This book will help you find comfort and grow closer to God, who often seems far off or even absent in your journey through grief. Drawing from both personal testimonies and religious texts, this book also contains practical advice on how to overcome some of the emotional followed by practical aspect of grief, and a prayer on each topic. This book will also help you make decisions about what to pass on and what to keep in order to treasure your memories of your loved one. Grief is a very unique and personal experience. Through this book, you will be given the confidence to grieve in your own way. Ultimately, they will see grief as a journey that can lead you into a richer spiritual life.

Finding Hope In Times Of Grief

Author: Preston Parrish
Editor: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736940456
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Preston and Glenda Parrish experienced the sudden death of their 25-year-old son, Nathan, in the same week that Preston’s father died. In Finding Hope in Times of Grief, the Parrishes candidly share their story and the struggles they faced, as well as how they found hope in Christ and in the pages of the Bible. Writing not from theory but from experience, the Parrishes come alongside others who grieve, pointing them to God’s all-sufficient grace, grace that is great enough to infuse even their worst moments with His comfort. This book will help those who grieve to know God’s presence and peace in the midst of their suffering realize that hope still exists and can be known understand that their suffering can assume a place of purpose in their life and in the lives of others Finding Hope in Times of Grief points readers to the surpassing hope we have in Christ and the comfort that comes ultimately from God Himself. This book will also help family members and friends better understand how to support those who grieve.

Narratives Of Hope And Grief In Higher Education

Author: Stephanie Anne Shelton
Editor: Springer Nature
ISBN: 3030425568
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This collection weaves together the personal narratives of a group of diverse scholars in academia in order to reflect on the ways that grief and hope matter for those situated within higher education. Each chapter explores a unique aspect of grief and loss, from experiencing a personal tragedy such as the loss of a loved one, to national and international grief such as campus shootings and refugee camp experiences, to experiencing racism and microaggressions as a woman of color in academia, to the implications of religious differences severing personal ties as an individual navigates research and academic studies. Unlike most resources examining grief, this collection pushes beyond notions of sorrow as solely individual, and instead situates moments of loss and hurt as ones that matter politically, academically, professionally, and personally. The editors and their authors offer pathways forward to academics, researchers, teachers, pedagogues, and thinkers who grapple with grief in a variety of forms, transforming this book into a critical resource of hope to those in the field of education (and others) who may feel the effects of an otherwise solitary journey of grief, to create an awareness of solidarity and support that some may not realize exists within academic circles.

Victorious Heart

Author: Kim Peacock
Editor: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 1642791903
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Victorious Heart shares a story about the devastating loss of a child, while offering hope, healing, and victory in the midst of that loss. Have you found yourself in a broken place, defined by the loss of a loved one? Grief is not something that can be fixed or cured, but rather is proof that someone is missing a part of themselves a normal response to loss. In Victorious Heart, Kim Peacock shares the story of the devastating loss of her oldest daughter, Nicole. She bares the deepest sorrow of her life, but also reveals how the Lord carried her through and is still carrying her through turning her pain into a beautiful story of hope and healing. Victorious Heart reassures readers they are not alone, helps them manage some of the difficult firsts like birthdays and holidays and shows them how to protect their mind and avoid the blame game. Grieving family members learn that its okay to laugh again, in time, and that they too can have a victorious heart of hope in the midst of their biggest sorrow.

Understanding Your Suicide Grief

Author: Alan D. Wolfelt
Editor: Companion Press
ISBN: 1879651580
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For anyone who has experienced the suicide of a loved one, coworker, neighbor, or acquaintance and is seeking information about coping with such a profound loss, this compassionate guide explores the unique responses inherent to their grief. Using the metaphor of the wilderness, the book introduces 10 touchstones to assist the survivor in this naturally complicated and particularly painful journey. The touchstones include opening to the presence of loss, embracing the uniqueness of grief, understanding the six needs of mourning, reaching out for help, and seeking reconciliation over resolution. Learning to identify and rely on each of these touchstones will bring about hope and healing.

Understanding Your Grief

Author: Alan D. Wolfelt
Editor: Companion Press
ISBN: 1879651351
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Explaining the important difference between grief and mourning, this book explores every mourner's need to acknowledge death and embrace the pain of loss. Also explored are the many factors that make each person's grief unique and the many normal thoughts and feelings mourners might have. Questions of spirituality and religion are addressed as well. The rights of mourners to be compassionate with themselves, to lean on others for help, and to trust in their ability to heal are upheld. Journaling sections encourage mourners to articulate their unique thoughts and feelings.

Grief

Author: Cathy Gardner Maddams
Editor: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830831444
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Whether you're supporting a grieving friend or mourning a loss of your own, these nine studies from Psalms will lead you to the arms of our compassionate God, who weeps with us, listens to our cries and understands our pain.

When Grief Comes

Author: Kirk Neely
Editor: Baker Books
ISBN: 9781441202710
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Sooner or later, each of us journeys through the valley of the shadow of death. Kirk H. Neely has been through that valley, including the unexpected death of his twenty-seven-year-old son. He has also been a pastor and counselor for forty years, helping others journey through their own experiences of grief. Full of compassion and wisdom, When Grief Comes helps readers understand how to come to terms with death, whether expected or sudden. It also walks readers through the process of grieving as we experience life as a series of attachments and separations. Through this journey of grief, readers will learn that God gives gifts of grace and symbols of hope to bring strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow.

Grief Finding Hope In Sorrow

Author: Laura Kelly Fanucci
Editor: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 0814645283
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Loss comes to each of us, without fail. Scripture can serve as a companion to us in the grief we bear and ultimately in our surrender to our compassionate God. Through this set of insightful reflections on the stories of Ruth and Naomi, the death and raising of Jesus’ friend Lazarus, and the promise of a new heaven and earth, Laura Kelly Fanucci invites us to a deepening experience of God’s healing presence in our lives.

Hope Deferred Finding Peace In The Midst Of Infertility

Author: Jillian Heerlyn
Editor: Unwavering Hope Press
ISBN: 1734888814
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Is life not turning out how you expected? In the summer of 2007, Jillian Heerlyn and her husband found themselves counted among the 1 in 8 couples who have trouble getting pregnant. The first half of their 9-year battle with infertility included a considerable amount of depression and questioning God. A wrestle with infertility is ultimately a wrestle with God. Hope Deferred is the guidebook that enabled Jillian to rise above her circumstances with joy, peace, hope and a deeper relationship with God. What if turning to God is painful? What if fear and doubt are making it difficult to hope? Is God causing infertility in order to teach a lesson? Is God able to intervene, but choosing not to for some reason? Why is everyone else able to get pregnant so easily? Hope Deferred dives into these tough questions and more, and addresses the difficulties surrounding infertility, while offering the tools needed to have hope and peace even when circumstances are not resolved. The truths carefully presented will help heal the heart and mind of the one who is affected by infertility. Even those who are past child-bearing age will find salve to cover old wounds. With honesty and authenticity, Jillian shares the pain and trials that plagued her through infertility. She opens the door into her journey and invites you to join her in finding greater freedom, joy and peace while enduring difficult circumstances. You will quickly realize that, although your story is unique, you have a sister who understands. This book is a must read for anyone personally dealing with infertility and for loved ones to gain insight into the infertility journey. This book speaks to anyone who has ever lived with an unmet desire.

Life After Loss

Author: Pam Dressler
Editor: Harrison House Publishers
ISBN: 1577947479
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There is no greater loss that a mother or father can experience than the death of a child. Parents, siblings, extended family, and friends all share in a grief that seems too great to bear. With love and tender compassion, Pam Dressler shares with readers the poignant and heartbreaking story of the tragic death of her beloved three-year-old daughter, Alexandra--Alli. And with a wisdom that can come only from the heart of God, Pam leads those who are experiencing deep personal loss through tragedy to the comfort of a loving Savior, where they will discover understanding, compassion, peace, and hope for their own hearts. As a Christian, Pam experienced the questions and emotions of grief including. Why God?, Am I to blame?, I can't forgive myself, and even I am mad at God. As one who has received God's supernatural help, Pam is able to testify with a gentle confidence: The peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:7). This book is for those who need to know that God is with them and cares about them even in the midst of great pain and loss.

Spiritual Growth And Care In The Fourth Age Of Life

Author: Elizabeth MacKinlay
Editor: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846424809
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Spiritual Growth and Care in the Fourth Age of Life explores the spiritual dimension of ageing and investigates the role of pastoral and spiritual care in helping the frail elderly cope with end-of-life issues. Focusing on the experience of nursing home residents and anecdotes gathered in interviews, MacKinlay sensitively presents the struggles facing older people in need of care, such as loss of independence and privacy. Her findings show that despite ill health, loneliness and depression, older people near the end of their lives find meaning and support in (re)discovering their spirituality, and that this is not just the experience of those in care facilities, but of older people more generally. The book includes a useful chapter on spiritual assessment, providing carers with information on how to recognise the need for care. This book will be of interest to nurses, care workers, pastoral support professionals and anyone else working with older people.

Missing The Child You Love

Author: H. Norman DMin Wright
Editor: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441267743
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One of the most devastating losses a family can experience is the loss of a child. Whether the loss is through illness, accident, drugs, suicide, or other tragedy, the pain is overwhelming and often paralyzing. Often we think of "loss" as death. However, in our broken world there are many ways to suffer the loss of a child. This book discusses how a family can learn to cope with loss of a child due not only to death, but also to a custody battle, addiction (and other choices a child makes), chronic illness, crime (human trafficking, kidnap), and other issues where hopes and dreams disappear. Wright helps readers through the grieving process and assists them in finding God's grace and comfort during this very difficult time of life. This book is unique as it is for parents as well as grandparents.

Finding Hope In The Darkness

Author: Karen Pilarowski
Editor: New Harbor Press
ISBN: 9781633573833
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After her husband died suddenly of a stroke, Karen Pilarowski found herself in a new world of trauma, loneliness and questions. She saw her life slowly reshaped by the hand of God as she sought Him for comfort and direction. Finding Hope in the Darkness is written from a shattered, vulnerable, but hopeful heart. While it does not hide the messy, sorrowful details of grief and the pain can seem overwhelming, God's love overwhelms the pain. In Finding Hope in the Darkness, God is honored in the midst of sorrow and heartache.

Grieving With Hope

Author: Samuel J IV Hodges
Editor: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441234330
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Practical and straightforward, yet warm and compassionate, Grieving with Hope clarifies the popular misconception that people move through stages of grief. This will be an encouragement to many, as grieving people often think something is wrong with them when their grief doesn't proceed neatly through stages. The reality is that grieving people jump back and forth between different emotions, sometimes wrestling with multiple emotions at once. This book is packed with short, biblically based, gospel-centered, topical chapters addressing the issues grieving people face but are often hesitant to mention to others. It helps readers accurately interpret the message their emotions are sending them and gently guides them to determine whether they're grieving in a way that leads to hope and ultimate healing. Developed from interviews with over 30 well-respected Christian counselors, teachers, and authors, as well as numerous personal testimonies, Grieving with Hope helps the bereaved discover how hope and peace are available amidst their heartache and pain.

Finding Eve

Author: Rita Springer
Editor: Charisma Media
ISBN: 1621360504
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"Finding Eve follows Eve's journey to find her way back to God's heart and to discover her true identity as a daughter of God. If you're facing disappointment, the fallout from bad choices, or the pain of unfilled dreams, Finding Eve will equip you with the tools and encouragement to find redemption and be all you were intended to be in His great kingdom"--

Facing Death And Finding Hope

Author: Christine Longaker
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1448108268
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Many books have been written on the subject of death and dying over the last twenty-five years, yet none provides a comprehensive spiritual paradigm combined with practical guidance for resounding effectively and compassionately to be most common difficulties and challenges of the dying. Christine's Longaker's uncompromising and uplifting book does it all, and is based on her own personal experiences, her study and work with Sogyal Rinpoche and on the workshops she now holds all over Europe and the USA.