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What To Do When You Lose A Loved One

Processing Grief

You never thought it would happen, but it did. Someone you deeply loved has now passed away. Even though we are told, “dying is just a part of life”, it still does not remove the sting of saying goodbye to someone we have cherished and enjoyed our life with. When something like this happens, we all respond in unique ways. Some try to be tough, suppressing their pain the best they can in hopes to avoid the weight of the situation. Others take time to grieve, but end up dwelling on the pain for so long that healing is delayed and they are not able to enjoy a healthy life. Continue reading What To Do When You Lose A Loved One

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Grief & Self-Care: 44 Tips for Healing, Comfort, and Peace

50 Tips for Comfort, Health, and Healing

A death in the family deals a tough blow. If you were close to the one who passed away – a spouse, parent, or child – you will need time to grieve and heal. You will also need to care for yourself throughout the grief process. Here, we address grief & self-care by offering 44 tips for healing, comfort, and peace while you do the difficult work of mourning.

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Sympathy Meals: How to Make & Deliver Meals for a Grieving Family

Sympathy Meal Tips and Recipes

Sympathy meals are a wonderful way of showing support, love, and solidarity with a bereaved family. Sharing food – especially a homemade meal – or showing care by sending a meaningful gift will often be remembered long after the flowers have faded and the words of a eulogy forgotten.

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Comforting Scripture Verses

Bible Verses

Christians turn to the Word of God, the Bible, for hope and comfort during times of trial, loss, or grief. Here is a collection of beautiful images and comforting Scripture verses laid out in attractive typography, for you to share with friends, use as a desktop background, pin, or simply read through for inspiration, hope, and comfort from the Word of God. Continue reading Comforting Scripture Verses

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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? I sure haven’t. It’s a lost art.

But, like many things that have gone by the wayside in our modern age, it’s still a worthwhile endeavor. 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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