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Fathers dayAs the years goes by, and your loved one is a precious memory, it may help to celebrate his life instead of mourning his death. The following article, “HONORING A DECEASED FATHER ON FATHER’S DAY”, shares ideas for Father’s Day to those who have lost a father. These are some ways you can start a tradition or find a different way to honor him each year.

On this website, Sympathy Solutions, you can also find:

Bible Verses for Grief:

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” –2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Quotes for Healing:

Challenges will continue to come. It is my choice to look for the joy or to let my spirit sink back into grief. I choose joy. – Donna Thomas, Author

There are many more articles, products and resources on this website. Share this post with others who may need some guidance and comfort in their grief!

 

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churchSheryl Sandberg (COO of Facebook) perseveres through grief when her husband, Dave Goldberg, suddenly dies in 2015. Listen to Clay Scroggins (Lead Pastor at North Point Community Church- one of Americas largest churches) interview Sheryl as she talks about her grief journey.

In the 3rd part of the series, Fight For It, Clay explains how the struggle is real and Sheryl shares her struggles in her widowhood. It is summed up…. “In our greatest adversities, we receive the gift of being comforted by God, so we may then comfort others.”

support groupsHere are some great ideas and options from my on-line friend, JoAnne Funch, for finding Grief Support Groups in your area. I received this e-mail from JoAnne’s blog, Heartache to Healing, and wanted to share with my followers as well….

One of the most frequently asked questions…
Hi Cindy Adams,
I receive emails and comments on my blog almost weekly from people looking for a grief group. The simplest way to find a grief group in your community is by picking up the phone and contacting the following organizations who would have the most up to date information on groups.
Hospice
Funeral Homes
Church’s/ Synagogue’s
Hospitals
Sometimes if you are searching online via Google or your favorite search engine you may not see all the possible opportunities because for example, a church may not have anywhere to post it online.

You will also find grief groups online which can be helpful particularly if you are in an area without access to an in-person group. Being online allows 24/7 access, but the downside is the face to face interaction and typically no facilitator. Sometimes being in-person allows the facilitator to encourage people to participate where online you don’t always get that support.
I have a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Heartachetohealing/

Knowing you are not alone in your grief is important and talking with others who are walking the journey of grief can bring comfort along with the camaraderie of connecting with and getting together with others who can support each other in a different way than family or friends often can.

JoAnne Funch
Grief Coach, Author, Speaker and Provider of hope
http://www.heartachetohealing.com

 

41pR5XCta4L__BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_I want to share with my followers a very disturbing finding. When I pulled up my book on the Amazon website last month, I found out that 3rd party sellers were selling my $14.99 book for hundreds of dollars! I called Amazon for assistance and was told they could not do much about it. There have been about 20 sellers, selling 3 versions of my book (2012, 2015 & 2017) from $12.13 up to $298.69!!!!

First of all, no one should be purchasing the 2012 or 2015 version of my book. The newest edition is the 2017 that should only be bought through Amazon here. I am very annoyed that these 3rd party sellers are jacking up the price and I’m not even sure the purchaser will even receive my book!

I’ve emailed each of the sellers and asked them to remove my book from their list. Most of them obliged and the rest I’ve had to report to scamsellers. There are still about 4 of them who haven’t been removed, but I am still working on it.

Please be aware and do not purchase through any 3rd party seller. Sorry for the inconvenience! Only order “A Widow’s Pursuit” through Amazon for $14.99!

CrossOnHeart-300x225I’m a firm believer that we need to do whatever we must to get through grief. This means, on Valentine’s Day, not to care what other people think on whatever you decide to do! You may want to stay at home or you may want to volunteer somewhere. This article gives some good ideas of other ways to get through the day. You may want to honor your loved one and make it a Valentine’s tradition!

This article “How to Survive Valentine’s Grief” shares some very good tips on how to cope your way!

 

 

The Godly Widow Confiding in the Widow's GodThis is a great way to meet other widows who understand the GRIEF that goes with widowhood! Please visit Ferree’s website “Widow’s Christian Place” for more information on the retreat at Sandy Cove Ministry Center in North East, Maryland.

Sandy Cove Ministries is putting on a retreat, stating that this is…..

“A weekend for women of any age who are WIDOWS and at any point in their journey.
People say, “Isn’t it wonderful he’s with the Lord,” and you want to yell, “No! He should be here with me.”
Spend a weekend with other women who have lost their husbands to death. You will be with people who understand your journey. Come share your heart and your hurt and be encouraged as we remind ourselves that, hard as it is, our God is able. Learn from women who are where you are, women who have weathered grief and difficult times.”

 

 

If you or someone you know and love is struggling through grief this holiday season, there’s still time to order my book by Christmas! Watch the video here….

Order book here:  A Widow’s Pursuit – Finding Out There’s More to Life Than Grief

As a widow in shock, I initially clung to my faith and was filled with God’s peace. When the shock wore off, reality set in, and I was overwhelmed with unfamiliar feelings. I filled the void and numbed my pain with harmful behaviors. By neglecting my children, a consequence followed, jolting me to wake-up to my responsibilities.

I finally surrendered to God and asked for His forgiveness and help. As my faith grew and God led me through grief, my heart healed, I let go of the past and comfort came back into my life. Once I accepted my loss, I awakened to a new life of being a single mom and contemplated new dreams and goals. Struggles still persisted, but I was diligent to pray for guidance to follow God’s will for my family. With God’s grace, hope came back as I experienced more purpose and joy than I ever thought possible.

This is my memoir of being an irrational, 34 yr. old widow, with young children, and how I learned to pursue my faith to overcome grief. Consequently, I discovered an amazing life after my loss. By sharing my story, I hope to help other widows and those struggling through grief.

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