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22 Tips on How to Help Someone Who is Grieving

Tips on Caring for Mourners

Let’s talk about how to help someone who is grieving.

Someone you know has lost a loved one. It might be a spouse, a parent, a child, or a close friend or relative. How can you support them in real, tangible ways during this time of mourning?

This sort of loss is devastating, and you want to be there for your friend. And you want to go beyond sending flowers and lame offers (that they’ll never take you up on) of “How can I help?” or “Let me know if you need anything.”

Here are 22 simple – yet meaningful and effective – tips on caring for someone who is grieving.

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Bouqs Review: Should I send Bouqs flowers as sympathy flowers?

Sympathy Flower Delivery Review

The Bouqs Co. is a flower company that will send flowers to someone you love. The thing that makes them unique is a focus on how the flowers are sourced and sent.

Today, our question is, “Should I send Bouqs flowers as sympathy flowers?” I’ll answer by way of providing a Bouqs review, looking at both their company and the actual experience of receiving a delivery of flowers.

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How to Find Comfort in a Time of Loss

Finding comfort in the midst of grief

I awoke from a vivid dream around four in the morning. Though my eyes were swollen from all the tears I cried earlier, I began quietly sobbing again, in the stillness of the night. Nobody else was awake in my house. It was just me and my tears, replaying memories in my head like a music player replays my favorite song.

My dream was about my dad, who was very ill. At the time, he appeared to be near death. The day before I visited him at a hospice care center with my husband and two young daughters. We brought him yellow flowers, something cheery to brighten up his cold, stark room. Then, we said our good-byes.

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How to Write a Condolence Letter

How to Write a Condolence Letter

Let’s talk about how to write a condolence letter. Have you ever written a condolence letter? Maybe not. It’s a lost art.

But, like many things that have gone by the wayside in our modern age, it’s still a worthwhile show of love and support. When you personally write to someone who has lost a loved one, it shows that extra touch of care and compassion.

If you’re thinking about writing a condolence letter and you just don’t know how, you’ve come to the right place. First of all, I commend you for wanting to do this. Your letter will be saved and re-read long after all the store-bought cards are discarded. Second, I’ve gleaned some tips and would like to share them with you.

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Missing You: 22 Honest Quotes about Grief

Missing You

Grieving over and missing someone you love is a big deal. It’s not always easy to give voice to the thoughts and emotions inside you.

These swell up to tears and down to numbness, then repeat, and it seems like no one else understands or can fathom.

The 22 honest quotes about grief are provided here to help you find the right words to express just how much you miss your loved one. Feel free to share, pin, or save as your background or screen saver, just be sure to link back to this post when sharing online.

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21 Beautifully Christ-Centered Funeral Hymns

Beautiful Christian Funeral Hymns

There are few things more powerful, encouraging, and comforting than singing a beloved and Christ-exalting hymn in the midst of a difficult time.

When a Christian dies, they have the solid hope of being together with the Lord, free from sin and pain and the troubles of the world. Yes, it is a grievously sad day, but it is not a sadness without hope. Those of us who remain, including the believer’s family and loved ones, can draw much comfort while expressing our hope and grief through a well-chosen hymn sung in faith. Continue reading 21 Beautifully Christ-Centered Funeral Hymns

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What Grieving People Wish You Knew (Book Review)

What grieving people want you to know

Here’s our book review of What Grieving People Wish You Knew.

What Grieving People Wish You Knew about What Really Helps (and What Really Hurts) is the full title of a slim yet exceptionally helpful volume by Nancy Guthrie.

You want to know how to help a grieving friend or family member. While you may never know exactly the right thing to do, this book is the next best thing.

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Sympathy Card Messages: Sympathy Quotes for Loss

What should I say in a sympathy card?

What should I write in a sympathy card? If you’re carefully thinking about sympathy card messages as you try to console a grieving loved one, well, this is a good thing!

It is very wise and loving to be thoughtful about what you say or write to someone who has suffered a loss.

For anyone who has lost a loved one, you know that there are many things people say with good intentions that are still insensitive and even hurtful.

For those who have not lost a loved one, you cannot fathom what it is like. So it is doubly important to be considerate in how you express your love and sympathy to those who are grieving as you write your sympathy card messages.

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29 Sympathy Gifts for Someone Who Is Grieving

Memorial Gifts

Sympathy gifts provide you with a way to send a tangible expression of your love to someone who is grieving.

While there is something special about sending a note, a card, or a text, you may also feel the desire to give a gift.

There is no reason you shouldn’t do both. Send a card along with your gift, or send a gift and follow it up with a note or text a week later. When you reach out with tangible expressions of your condolences, it sends a message to the grieving person that their grief matters.

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