What Grieving People Wish You Knew about What Really Helps and What Really Hurts

Author: Nancy Guthrie
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 1433552388
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We want to say or do something that helps our grieving friend. But what? When someone we know is grieving, we want to help. But sometimes we stay away or stay silent, afraid that we will do or say the wrong thing, that we will hurt instead of help. In this straightforward and practical book, Nancy Guthrie provides us with the insight we need to confidently interact with grieving people. Drawing upon the input of hundreds of grieving people, as well as her own experience of grief, Nancy offers specifics on what to say and what not to say, and what to do and what to avoid. Tackling touchy topics like talking about heaven, navigating interactions on social media, and more, this book will equip readers to support those who are grieving with wisdom and love.

What Grieving People Wish You Knew About What Really Helps and What Really Hurts

Author: Nancy Guthrie
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781433552359
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When someone we love is grieving, we want to be there. But it's easy to feel paralyzed, worried that we might say or do the wrong thing. Nancy Guthrie has personal experience dealing with pain and knows what words of encouragement are helpful and what words are harmful. Drawing from her own life experiences--including the loss of two young children--Guthrie has written this helpful resource for Christians who want to be better friends to those who are suffering. Practical and down-to-earth, this book includes examples and helpful tips from real grieving people who have been helped (and hurt) by friends who meant well, equipping readers to come alongside and comfort loved ones who are hurting.

Sorry for Your Loss

Author: Alicia King
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781596527478
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In Sorry For Your Loss: What People Who Are Grieving Wish You Knew, Alicia King combines her own wisdom and that of others who have "been there" to offer good advice for those who feel helpless when it comes to helping the bereaved. Included here are: the best ways to get involved on behalf of the grief-stricken how to care for young children in grief interviews with and advice from those who have suffered a loss 20 ways to pay tribute to the beloved 10 things never to say answers to virtually any question that may arise in support for the grieving

When Your Family s Lost a Loved One

Author: Nancy Guthrie
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 1604829680
Format: PDF
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All families eventually face the loss of a loved one. When it happens, it can place great strain on a marriage, as well as on other relationships. That's partly because we don't know what to do with our feelings and partly because every family member grieves in his or her own way. In this book, Nancy and David Guthrie explore the family dynamics involved when a loved one dies—and debunk some myths about family grief. Through their own experiences of losing two young children and interviews with those who've faced losing spouses and parents, they show how grief can actually pull a family closer together rather than tearing it apart.

Holding on to Hope

Author: Nancy Guthrie
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9781414301266
Format: PDF
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Author Nancy Guthrie adds a Bible study on the book of Job to her critically acclaimed book for readers and groups that want to dig deeper into what the Bible says about dealing with suffering. The study guide section includes questions, commentary, and Scripture references. In Holding on to Hope,Nancy Guthrie shuns platitudes and easy answers and offers an uplifting perspective on suffering, not only for those experiencing monumental loss, but for anyone going through difficulty or failure. Through lessons drawn from the biblical story of Job and the experience of losing her infant daughter, Nancy gently challenges readers to embrace suffering as a means of discovering a more meaningful relationship with God.

The Scars That Have Shaped Me

Author: Vaneetha Rendall Risner
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781941114292
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21 surgeries by age 13. Years in the hospital. Verbal and physical bullying from schoolmates. Multiple miscarriages as a young wife. The death of a child. A debilitating progressive disease. Riveting pain. Abandonment. Unwanted divorce... Vaneetha begged God for grace that would deliver her. But God offered something better: his sustaining grace.

Grieving Hope and Solace

Author: Albert N. Martin
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781936760268
Format: PDF, ePub
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Here is a tender blending of memoir and theology, a joining of heart and mind, a sober yet joyful consideration of Scripture in the face of one of life's deepest and most grievous trials. What exactly happens to those who die as Christians? What do they immediately experience? What is their existence like right now? What will happen to them when Christ returns to earth? These questions can be especially acute for grieving loved ones who remain. What comfort and assurance does Scripture offer you? What can you truly know and be confident of? These are the questions and concerns that faced Pastor Albert N. Martin following the death of his wife of nearly 50 years. He knew that, if he were to grieve in a way that glorified God, he needed to know the answers to those questions, as clearly as possible, directly from Scripture. This book is the product of his grief, his tears, his travails, his prayers, and his concentrated study of God's Word. A beloved pastor and widely respected preacher for half a century, Albert Martin handles Scripture with the greatest of skill, care, wisdom, and respect. In this book, you will learn what God tells us with regard to the burning questions that so often accompany the death of a loved one in Christ. There is comfort for the grief. There are answers to the questions. The Bible does offer hope, solace, healing, and confidence. Pastor Albert Martin has been there. Let him share with you the deep comfort, encouragement, and joy that he found, through Scripture, in the midst of his grieving.

Recovering from Losses in Life

Author: H. Norman Wright
Publisher: Revell
ISBN: 9781441200532
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Life is marked by a variety of losses, says certified trauma specialist H. Norman Wright. Some are life-changing, such as leaving home, the effects of natural disasters or war, the death of a loved one, or divorce. Others are subtle, such as changing jobs, moving, or a broken friendship. But whether readers encounter family, personal, or community disaster, there is always potential for change, growth, new insight, understanding, and refinement. Writing from his own experience, Wright covers such issues as the meaning of grief, blaming God, and learning how to express and share in times of loss. Now repackaged and updated with additional material, Recovering from Losses in Life will help readers find hope in difficult times. Study questions included.

Hearing Jesus Speak Into Your Sorrow

Author: Nancy Guthrie
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 1414325487
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In this paradigm-shifting book, Nancy Guthrie gently invites readers to lean in along with her to hear Jesus speak understanding and insight into the lingering questions we all have about the hurts of life:What was God’s involvement in this, and why did he let it happen? Why hasn’t God answered my prayers for a miracle? Can I expect God to protect me? Does God even care?According to Nancy, this questioning is not a bad thing at all but instead an opportunity. It’s a chance to hear with fresh ears the truth in the promises of the gospel we may have misapplied. It lets us retune our souls to the purposes of God we may have misunderstood.

Grieving the Child I Never Knew

Author: Kathe Wunnenberg
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310872529
Format: PDF, Docs
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When the anticipation of your child’s birth turns into the grief of miscarriage, tubal pregnancy, stillbirth, or early infant death, no words on earth can ease your loss. But there is strength and encouragement in the wisdom of others who have been there and found that God’s comfort is real.Having experienced three miscarriages and the death of an infant son, Kathe Wunnenberg knows the deep anguish of losing a child. Grieving the Child I Never Knew was born from her personal journey through sorrow. It is a wise and tender companion for mothers whose hearts have been broken--mothers like you whose dreams have been shattered and who wonder how to go on. This devotional collection will help you grieve honestly and well. With seasoned insights and gentle questions, it invites you to present your hurts before God, and to receive over time the healing that He alone can--and will--provide. Each devotion includes:* Scripture passage and prayer* "Steps Toward Healing" questions * Space for journalingReadings for holidays and special occasions also included