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Grief Assistance: Things That Shoud Never Be Said

Posted on November 12, 2006 - by admin

When we lose a loved one to death, it seems like everyone has a word to share. Regardless of the circumstances or the difficulty of the loss, each person has […]

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Child Bereavement: Words of Comfort for a Child

Posted on November 12, 2006 - by admin

Young people need as much time to grieve after the death of someone close, whether they show it or not. The most common issue for a parent is that the […]

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Grief, Part Three

Posted on November 11, 2006 - by admin

Why You? And now, dear Friend, why you for the blizzards of life that temporarily whip off the blossoms and fruit? Because God loves you! He wants to strengthen you […]

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Grief, Part Two

Posted on November 11, 2006 - by admin

My greatest anxiety for weeks after my son’s death was his salvation. It haunted me. But two dear editor friends within hours of each other quoted this same verse, and […]

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Grief, Part One

Posted on November 11, 2006 - by admin

On December 16, 1976, our oldest son came home for the Christmas holidays, got the shotgun and went to the adjacent woods. At 7:10 p.m. we heard him scream and […]

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How to Cope with Anticipatory Grief

Posted on November 11, 2006 - by admin

Anticipatory grief is the name given to the mix of emotions experienced when we are living in expectation of loss and grieving because of it. Anticipatory Grief is particularly relevant […]

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Therapeutic Writing: Turning Grief Into A Best Seller

Posted on November 11, 2006 - by admin

Grief is not always sad and depressing, but can be inspiring and encouraging. Everyone deals with grief differently. Writing is an avenue through which healing begins. Something inside is unleashed, […]

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The Amish Mourn Their Children

Posted on November 10, 2006 - by admin

There is something so tragic in last month’s awful murder of those sweet unassuming Amish kids. We associate the Amish with being lovers of peace, living a life of separatism […]

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Shared Anticipatory Grief: How One Club Faced It and Members Coped Together

Posted on November 10, 2006 - by Harriet Hodgson

I belong to The Study Club, a group founded in 1882 to educate women. The Study Club was an outgrowth of the Chautauqua Assemblies and its motto was “We Study […]

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Welcome to our new Blog

Posted on October 26, 2006 - by admin

Welcome to our new interactive blog! This is our “temporary home” — we’ll be changing the design, adding new features, including tons of audio, podcasts, articles, maybe some video and […]

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