Help Guide for Loss

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Losing a loved one can leave us questioning at times right? The pain associated with loss, more often than not, will make us withdraw from those around us and those we love. Even talking about loss is extremely uncomfortable at times, right?


However, that being said, it’s crucial not to keep your feelings to yourself. Most importantly, do NOT push God away at this time.


Lean into the loving arms of your Heavenly Father for comfort and above all else don’t isolate yourself. Trust me when I say I learned this lesson the hard way and I don’t this for you!


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Help Guide and Resources on Losing a Loved One


Losing a loved one has touched us all at one point or another. There’s no denying death is a fact of life as well. The thing to keep in the forefront of our minds is…if our loved ones are born again believers in Jesus Christ we will see them again one day very soon.


For now, I have made a helpful guide for you on losing a loved one to make the process easier.


BLOG RECOMMENDATIONS FOR COPING WITH LOSING A LOVED ONE


Heather @ Lessons from Home

Randy @ Eternal Perspective Ministries

Steve @ Living by Faith

Susan @ Proverbs 31 Ministries


One of the most difficult times in my life was when we lost our first grandchild Tyler to SIDS at Four and a month old. I would love for you to read his story The heartbreaking time I was mad at God


LOSING A LOVED ONE RESOURCES TO CONNECT WITH



BEST HELP GUIDE: RESOURCES ON LOSING A LOVED ONE


an image of a woman sitting on a couch with her arms and legs cupping a pillow with text reading 30+ of the Best Resources on losing a loved one and dealing with loss.

SHATTERED – SURVIVING THE LOSS OF A CHILD

Gary Roe: Snippet Below


The loss of a child is a terrible thing. Trust me, I know firsthand. How do you survive this? Shattered: Surviving the Loss of a Child was written to help.


SUNSHINE AFTER THE STORM – A SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR GRIEVING MOTHERS

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When you’ve had a miscarriage, it often feels like your world completely ceases while everyone else’s world goes on. However, your world is changed forever!


Sunshine After the Storm is a survival guide for grieving Mother’s written by over 30 moms and a few dads who understand what you are going through right now.


Each author shares their experience and story, the lesson they learned, and their tips for helping you survive this time in your life.


SIDS – THE RISK FACTORS AND HOW TO PREVENT IT

Von Albesa: Snippet Below

All About Sudden Infant Death Syndrome And How To Spare Your Infant from it if it’s God’s Will first and foremost. SIDS is an intense condition.


SWEET SORROW – FINDING ENDURING WHOLENESS AFTER LOSS AND GRIEF

Sherry Cormier: Snippet Below

Few of us know how to navigate the territory of traumatic loss successfully. Sweet Sorrow shows how we can respond and grow stronger from loss and suffering.

Written by a psychologist and certified bereavement trauma specialist Dr. Sherry Cormier, Sweet Sorrow chronicles the decade following the loss of her husband, father, mother, and only sibling.


GOD’S HEALING FOR LIFE’S LOSSES – HOW TO FIND HOPE WHEN YOU’RE HURTING

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Subtitled “How to Find Hope When You’re Hurting,” the book provides a real, raw, honest, and hopeful conversation about suffering, loss, and grief from a Christian perspective.


IT’S OK THAT YOU’RE NOT OK: MEETING GRIEF AND LOSS IN A CULTURE THAT DOESN’T UNDERSTAND 

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This book provides a path to rethink our relationship with grief. It encourages readers to see their grief as a natural response to death and loss.

By shifting the focus from grief as a problem to be solved to an experience to be tended, we give the reader what we most want for ourselves: understanding, compassion, validation, and a way through the pain.


I WASN’T READY TO SAY GOODBYE: SURVIVING, COPING, AND HEALING, AFTER SUDDEN LOSS OF A LOVED ONE

Brook Noel & Pamela Blair: Snippet Below

The grief book that just “gets it.”  Whether you’re grieving the sudden loss of a loved one or helping someone else through their grief.

I Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye offers a comforting hand to help guide you through the grieving process, from the first few weeks to the longer-term emotional and physical effects.


GRIEF WALK: EXPERIENCING GOD AFTER THE LOSS OF A LOVED ONE (GOD AND GRIEF)

Gary Roe: Snippet Below 

God meets us in our pain and embraces us. He journeys with us through emotional upheaval, mental confusion, physical distress, spiritual questioning, and relational changes.

Jesus has personally experienced more pain, suffering, and grief than we can fathom. He knows. He gets it. He is the best grief companion imaginable.


COMFORT THE GRIEVING SPOUSE’S HEART: HOPE AND HEALING AFTER LOSING YOUR PARTNER

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The loss of a life partner can be traumatic. Oblivious to our suffering, the world around us speeds on as if nothing happened.

Stunned, shocked, sad, confused, and angry, we blink in disbelief. Our hearts are broken. Our souls shake.


Gary’s desire is to meet you in your grief and walk with you there. Composed of brief chapters, Comfort for the Grieving Spouse’s Heart is designed to be read one chapter per day, giving you bite-sized bits of comfort, encouragement, and healing over a period of time.


SUICIDE LOSS RESOURCES


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Contact number 1-800-273-8255

Survivors of Suicide


SHATTERED: FROM GRIEF TO JOY AFTER MY SON’S SUICIDE 

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Losing a loved one to suicide best help guide

When Rebecca Tervo awoke on January 29, 2012, it seemed like just another lazy Sunday morning. What she didn’t realize was that her life and the life of her family had already been changed forever.

Her 17-year-old son, Trevor, was already dead of suicide in an adjacent room, she just didn’t know it yet.


This book tells how Rebecca reacted to the event that changed everything for her and her family. It was uncharted territory for her, her husband, the community and the school.


It describes the unrelenting and nearly unbearable grief and loss. There were so many questions and so few answers.


Why would Trevor do this? Where were the signs He was depressed? Did someone else Why would such a bright young man choose this?


AFTERMATH: PICKING UP THE PIECES AFTER A SUICIDE

Gary Roe: Snippet Below

Aftermath was written to…
* Connect with your heart in all the pain, grief, and confusion.
* Be a companion for you in this unwanted, heart-crushing process that has been thrust upon you.
* Be a source of comfort, perspective, healing, and peace.
* Provide practical tools to help you pick up the pieces and begin to rebuild your heart and life.

Losing a loved one to suicide best help guide


In Aftermath, you can discover how to…

* Be kind to yourself and patient with yourself during this incredibly hard time.

* Manage the racing thoughts and volatile emotions that come.

* Deal with other people and the unhelpful words and weird reactions that come your way.

* Navigate the tough spiritual issues and faith questions that confront your soul.

* Grieve in healthy ways that honor the one you lost, take your own heart seriously, and express kindness and

compassion to those around you.

* Abandon the notion of quick fixes, self-medicating relief, and the lying voice of addiction as a way out.

* Latch onto the truth that no one is beyond repair and that anyone can heal – including you.

* Use your grief as fuel for good and make this death count by living with more purpose and meaning than ever before.

* Save lives and become part of the solution to this raging suicide epidemic.


DYING TO BE FREE: A HEALING GUIDE FOR FAMILIES AFTER A SUICIDE

Jean Larch: Snippet Below

Losing a loved one best help guide

It seems there are many grief-worthy events in our lives this season. Those who have survived the loss of loved ones to suicide, an unexpected illness, violence, and deaths of despair offer guidance for these painful and confusing times.

Surviving the heartbreak of a loved one’s suicide – you don’t have to go through it alone. Authors Beverly Cobain and Jean Larch break through suicide’s silent stigma in Dying to Be Free, offering gentle advice for those left behind, so that healing can begin.


LOSING A LOVED ONE


Losing a loved one is painful especially when it’s a child. We are left with more questions than answers however, we are created for a single person which is to bring God glory and serve His purposes for our lives.


I sincerely pray that you find comfort in the resources that I have given you and I will continue to add more so be sure to check back often,


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