The holidays are the toughest times for someone who is grieving. If you have a grieving friend, you may want to help but don’t know how. You may be afraid of doing or saying the wrong thing. Here are some simple suggestions.
Help for the Grieving
Last week was tough for those of us who lost a loved one to suicide. The death of Robin Williams reminded us again of our own pain and loss, and even though most of us did not know him personally, we considered him a friend. Robin Williams was a man we all knew and loved. […]
This is Jason and Katie Wilson’s story. Their son Kaleb was sixteen months old when identical twins Jadon and Gabriel were born nine weeks early. Two healthy baby boys came home after six weeks in the hospital, but twelve weeks later Gabriel died suddenly. The photo was taken on Easter Sunday, 2009, four days before […]
If you asked me what word comes to mind right now, I would have to say, weary. On my Facebook page yesterday I posted, Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest” (Matt. 11:28 NLT). I chose that verse for myself.
“I know how you feel.” People often say that when we are going through a difficult time. If someone had a similar experience, he or she assumes the statement will help. And I confess I have said it to others because I thought it would bring some comfort. But is it really true?