Loss of a Family Member

After Loss of a child

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Articles

  • Art Brings Hope: Faces Not Forgotten

    Posted on November 28, 2022 - by Lois Schaffer

    The following is excerpted from From Bullet to Bullhorn: Stories of Advocacy Activism and Hope, by Lois Schaffer, a compilation of stories by 18 people located in various states throughout […]

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  • Son’s Death Inspires Activism

    Posted on November 25, 2022 - by Lois Schaffer

    The following is excerpted from From Bullet to Bullhorn: Stories of Advocacy Activism and Hope, by Lois Schaffer, a compilation of stories by 18 people located in various states throughout […]

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  • How Holidays Have Changed Since My Daughter Died

    Posted on November 16, 2022 - by Brian Smith

    This Christmas will be the eighth Christmas since my daughter Shayna passed away at the age of just fifteen years old. While Shayna was (and is) special in many ways, […]

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  • Mother Responds to Gun Violence

    Posted on November 13, 2022 - by Lois Schaffer

    Mother Responds to Gun Violence The following is excerpted from From Bullet to Bullhorn: Stories of Advocacy Activism and Hope, by Lois Schaffer, a compilation of stories by 18 people […]

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  • When the Pregnancy Test Looks Bad

    Posted on October 30, 2022 - by Ken Lefkowitz

    The Pregnancy Test Looks Bad “The baby may be developing the same thing that caused our first baby’s death,” I informed my mother in a broken voice. My face was […]

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  • Mothers After Suicide: Potent Memories

    Posted on October 26, 2022 - by Jean Williams

    Watering the Apple Tree Less than a year before he died, our son Joshua watered our apple tree often. I doubted the watering he did would help, because the tree […]

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  • Blissful Memories from the Year Before a Loss

    Posted on October 17, 2022 - by Colleen Friesen

    I don’t know if this phenomenon is typical or atypical. In my grief journey, I try to accept what comes. I believe that God works with our psyche to chart […]

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  • Overcoming Paralyzing Fear

    Posted on October 14, 2022 - by John Beerman

    When Fear Calls It seemed to always happen at the most delicate of times. We were in Santa Rosa, California, interviewing for a ministerial position I had coveted for quite […]

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