Christine Thiele

Christine Thiele is a free lance writer, middle school teacher, and a former professional and volunteer youth minister. She has written for The Journal of Student Ministries, YouthWorker Journal , Grief Digest,, is a contributing author in several Open to Hope books and The Widow's Handbook (to be released in 2014 by Kent State University Press). Along with her writing, Christine is raising her two lovely and energetic sons. Since her husband's death in 2005 from pancreas cancer, her writing has been focused on grief and healing issues. Read her blog at


After Eight Years, It’s Getting Better at the Holidays, 04 Dec 2013

Missing my Husband, Missing my Champion, 22 Oct 2013

Hiccups: During Grief, We Really Feel Them, 28 Aug 2013

An Insulated Heart: Feeling For Oklahoma Victims, 26 May 2013

Oklahoma Tornadoes: Even in Tragedy, the Power of Good over Evil, 21 May 2013

From ‘the Darkest Place,’ Discovery, 13 Apr 2013

A Widow Ponders Beginnings, Endings, and Middles, 02 Oct 2012

Still Unsettled, Years After Husband’s Death, 29 Jul 2012

Thanks to the Men who Help Kids After Father Loss, 20 Jun 2012

100 Things She Misses About her Husband, 17 Dec 2011

Young Widow Watches Sons Grow into Men, 04 Nov 2011

October Brings New Beauty, Triggers Old Grief, 19 Oct 2011

In Widow’s World, Living With Purpose is Hard, 07 Jun 2011

Widow Struggles to Open Her Heart Again, 28 Apr 2011

What Doesn’t Kill Me…Makes Me Surrender, 24 Mar 2011

When You’re Feeling Widowy…, 04 Mar 2011

After Husband’s Death, Dreams Must be Reinvented, 06 Feb 2011

Getting Through Loss is an ‘Accomplishment’, 20 Jan 2011

‘Steering Toward Happiness’ in a New Year, 04 Jan 2011

Walking Wounded at the Holidays, 27 Dec 2010

Each Holiday Brings New Elements of Grief … and Hope, 16 Dec 2010

Husband’s Death, Father’s Death, 30 Nov 2010

Movie Triggers a Feeling of Missing the Old Life, 09 Nov 2010

Completeness Shattered by Complete Separation, 28 Oct 2010

Widow: ‘I Miss My Reflection in His Eyes’, 08 Sep 2010

Loss of Husband Makes Life Doubly Hard, 26 Aug 2010

When We Remember Our Loved One, We Become Stronger, 06 Aug 2010

Widow’s Separation From Husband is ‘Temporary’, 20 Jul 2010