Item description for How to Help a Grieving Friend: A Candid Guide for Those Who Care (Whitson, Stephanie Grace) by Stephanie Whitson...
Overview Be a source of comfort and strength. When a friend loses a loved one, what can you say to bring comfort and healing? How can you console a heavy heart? In How to Help a Grieving Friend, Stephanie Grace Whitson identifies the subtle difference between helpful and hurtful conversations. She shares her grief-tested strategies with you so you can be equipped with the right words to say when your friend needs you the most. If your friend needs you more than ever, take some time to read over the guidance in this book. You can be a vital source of comfort and strength. Now you can know exactly what to say and, best of all, how to say it.
Community Description In How to Help a Grieving Friend, the author uses what she has learned "in the valley of the shadow of death" to help others gain insights into how to help those who grieve. So often when those we love lose someone they love, we are at a loss for what to say or do to comfort them. After Stephanie lost her best friend, both parents, and then her husband in a short period of time, she learned what it means to grieve. Hoping to help others avoid well-meaning but clueless advice, she tells you how it feels to experience a profound loss and then offers you specific ideas on how to help.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.1" Width: 5.1" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2005
Publisher NAV PRESS #111
ISBN 1576836770 ISBN13 9781576836774
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Small book on a big topic! Aug 14, 2008
This is a brief book with very helpful advise on what not to say and do and what TO say and do when you want to support someone who is grieving. While it is written from the point of view of a spouse's illness and death, the advise is basic enough to use in any grief situation. I am still grieving over my mother and read this from the point of view of a grieving daughter, and much still applies. I wish I would have had this book a few years ago when several friends died. It is so difficult to know what to say and do during such difficult emotion-filled times. This book helps with it's matter-of-fact, realistic, simple advise.
A brief, simple how-to guide for readers of all ages and all walks of life Feb 11, 2006
How To Help A Grieving Friend: A Candid Guide for Those Who Care is a straightforward, simple guide to help Christian readers to become a source of comfort and strength to their friends, family, and fellow parishoners recovering from terrible loss. Divided into short poems "How To Help" and longer prose sections "How It Feels", How To Help A Grieving Friend succinctly describes tested strategies to be of assistance. A brief, simple how-to guide for readers of all ages and all walks of life. "Invite me to sit with you / Church is one of the hardest places to be. / Sitting alone in that pew is devastating. / All the expressions of care are overwhelming. / Shelter me. / Let me hide out next to you."
A valuable tool in ministering to the grieving!!! May 5, 2005
Ms. Whitson provides windows into her broken heart and provides many valuable insights and tools in being able to help the hurting in the on going time of grief. I read it out loud to my husband on a weekend trip and we both felt it was an excellent resource.
Wonderful resource Mar 22, 2005
This book is a wonderful resource for those who struggle with how to respond to a friend in the midst of grieving. A look into the heart of the author as she went through several major losses offers insight into how it feels to be on the receiving end of grief, then the book goes a step further, offering practical and specific things to do (or not do) to help.