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After The Darkest Hour The Sun Will Shine Again

Author : Elizabeth Mehren
ISBN : 9780684811703
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Guides a parent through the process of grieving for the loss of a child

The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow

Author : Wayne Triplett
ISBN : 9781450251013
Genre : Religion
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When a child dies—even an adult child— bereaved parents are left with a “stomachache that never ends.” No parent expects to make their child’s funeral arrangements. The death of a child is a loss only those who have lived through it can fully comprehend. A grieving parent wonders if the sun will ever show its face again. After Wayne Triplett lost his son, he set out to write the book he most needed—one that would offer solace, support, and inspiration. Telling his story and the stories of other bereaved parents—he discovered that grief never ends, but that if we open up to it, it can transform itself. We can with God’s help turn our heart-wrenching loss into something that will make a difference in the lives of others. One day we will pass through the storm of sorrow into new realms of sunlight and hope. • Find the road back to joy • Meet yourself in this book • Learn to live in the “new normal” • Affirm that life is still worth living • Find answers to the hard questions about death • Discover how God can truly heal a broken heart • Encounter real grief and real people dealing with it • Explore the journey through grief after the ultimate loss To find hope, to find faith, to find the way we can turn our sadness into service for others and into love in our own lives—these are the greatest challenges of loss. They are also the greatest opportunities. All proceeds from the sale of this book benefit the Kevin Wayne Triplett Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Living Victims Stolen Lives

Author : Brad Stetson
ISBN : 9781351860369
Genre : Psychology
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"Living Victims, Stolen Lives: Parents of Murdered Children Speak to America" is a gripping and instructive sketch of the intense psychic pain, anger, and frustration experienced by parents of murdered children. Drawing on intimate interviews with parents enduring murdered-child grief and the insights of professionals counseling them, this unique book gives a deeply moving psychological, emotional, and spiritual portrait of people immersed in epic tragedy and loss.

What Forever Means After The Death Of A Child

Author : Kay Talbot
ISBN : 9781135057534
Genre : Psychology
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List of Tables. List of Figures. Series Editor's Foreword. Preface. Prologue. Acknowledgements. What It Means to Be a Parent After a Child Had Died. The "Mothers Now Childless" Study: Research Design and Findings. When a Child Dies, Does Grieving Ever End? One Death - A Thousand Strands of Pain: Finding the Meaning of Suffering. Bereaved Parents' Search for Understanding: The Paradox of Healing. Confronting a Spiritual Crisis: Where is God When Bad Things Happen? Confronting an Existential Crisis: Can Life Have Purpose Again? Deciding to Survive: Reaching Bottom - Climbing Up. Remembering With Love: Bereaved Parents as Biographer. Reaching Out to Help Others: Wounded Healers. Reinventing the Self: Parents Ask, "Who Are We Now?". The Legacy of Loss. References. Resources. Appendices. Index.

The Mourner S Dance

Author : Katherine Ashenburg
ISBN : 9781466804432
Genre : Social Science
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When her daughter's fiancé died suddenly, Katherine Ashenburg was surprised to see how her daughter intuitively re-created the traditional rituals of mourning, even those of which she was ignorant. Intrigued, Ashenburg began to explore the rich and endlessly inventive choreographies different cultures and times have devised to mark a universal and deeply felt plight. Contemporary North American culture favors a mourning that is private and virtually invisible. But, as Ashenburg reveals, the grieving customs of the past were so integrated into daily life that ultimately they gave rise to public parks and ready-to-wear clothing. Our keepsakes, prescribed bereavement garb, resting places, mourning etiquette; and ways of commiserating from wakes to Internet support groups remain clues to our most elemental beliefs, and our most effective means of restoring selves, and communities, unraveled by loss.

Vacuum Like No One Is Watching

Author : Kim Perone
ISBN : 9781935534976
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Turning Your Scars Into Stars

Author : Sue Hamby, PhD
ISBN : 9781640796768
Genre : Religion
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The death of a child at any age, shatters the parent's heart and causes a complicated grief which never goes away. Dr. Sue Hamby found the murdered body of her only child, Russ, on March 21, 2013, and started on a difficult and painful grief journey. She realized she would never get over the death of her child but had to learn to absorb the loss into her life until it became a part of who she was. Because of her faith in God, her mourning was eventually transformed into joy and her scars became stars. In her book, she touches the depths of your heart and soul by sharing her traumatic grief journey and how her painful scars of grief, bitterness, and brokenness were turned into stars for God's glory. Her story offers hope and healing to those who are struggling with grief and learning how to navigate the grief journey, using God as their GPS. "I have read Dr. Sue Hamby's Turning Your Scars into Stars in one sitting. I couldn't put it down once I started reading the book. This semi-autobiographical narration by Dr. Hamby is a must read for all people, especially people who think that they are alone, depressed, hopeless and helpless." Girija S. Chintapalli, MD Retired Psychiatrist "Her story of how the LORD changed her life through that God-breathed message is a must read for anyone who has lost a loved one." Dan Kirkley, President Hope for the Hungry "Turning Your Scars into Stars is spiritually inspiring and full of truth. It is very well written in such a manner that will not only appeal to multiple victims of tragedies but a wide generational audience. " Michael K. Sweeney, Director of Investigations and Law Enforcement Development INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE MISSION (IJM)

Journeys Through Grief

Author : Tammie Thomson
ISBN : 9780646355344
Genre : Bereavement
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As a bereaved parent you're often alone; it's to make people understand just what you're going through and what you need from them. And as a support person it's hard to know what to say, what to do, what to expect and how to help our bereaved friends. With stories from over 60 parents, grandparents and siblings who have been through the death of a child, and honest comments on the support they received and needed, this book is just what bereaved families and caring professionals need.

When Your Child Is Sick

Author : Joanna Breyer
ISBN : 9781529340303
Genre : Health & Fitness
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'Warm, wise and practical' Cressida Cowell, MBE An invaluable reference for parents of sick or hospitalised children by an experienced and eminent psychologist. To many parents, it is hard to imagine a more upsetting reality than one where their child is hospitalised, severely sick, or terminally ill. In When Your Child is Sick, psychologist Joanna Breyer distils decades of experience working with sick children and their families into a comprehensive guide for navigating the uncharted and frightening terrain. She provides expert advice to guide them through the hospital setting, at-home care, and long-term outcomes. Breyer's actionable techniques and direct advice will help parents feel more in-control of a circumstance that has upended their life. She alerts parents to key personnel in the hospital, gives dialogue prompts to help parents ask for the help they need, addresses the needs of their other children at home, offers advice on how to best utilise friends and family who want to help, includes stories from other families who have been there, and teaches coping techniques to help both parents and children weather the stress of prolonged illness and even death. When Your Child is Sick is a valuable guide to managing the myriad practical and emotional complications of an impossible situation.

Oxford Textbook Of Palliative Social Work

Author : Terry Altilio
ISBN : 9780199739110
Genre : Medical
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This text is the definitive resource for practicing palliative social work clinicians. It is designed to meet the needs of professionals who seek to provide culturally sensitive biopsychosocial-spiritual care for patients and families living with life-threatening illness.

Coming To Term

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ISBN : 1617033693
Genre : Family & Relationships
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In the course of a routine prenatal checkup Kim Woodwell learned that she had a severe condition that would require doctors to deliver her twin girls in a matter of days. She was barely halfway through the pregnancy. The twins still had four months to go before they were officially due. The birth of the twins later that week - each weighing less than a pound and a half - marked the start of a months-long roller coaster ride that reminded the parents and everyone around them how fragile and how precious life can be. This book, a father and husband's story, is a gripping account of the day-to-day struggles facing the thousands of families every year whose pregnancies end far too soon and whose babies have to fight to survive. It offers a firsthand view of the anger, the grief, the hope, and the joy that can follow in the wake of a too-early birth. "And it proves," the author says, "that the smallest human beings can teach us the biggest lessons we will ever learn."

Empty Cradle Broken Heart

Author : Deborah L. Davis
ISBN : 1555913024
Genre : Self-Help
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Reassurance for parents who struggle with anger, guilt, and despair after a miscarriage, stillbirth, infant death.

Before Their Time

Author : Roger Foxall
ISBN : 9780595268559
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Funeral And Memorial Service Readings Poems And Tributes

Author : Rachel R. Baum
ISBN : 9780786437290
Genre : Social Science
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Words can fail even the most articulate when called upon to speak at a loved one's funeral or memorial occasion. The bereaved desires to say something meaningful, yet services are often held so quickly that there is little time to find something appropriate at the library or bookstore. This book is a collection of poetry and prose appropriate for reading at a funeral or memorial service. To assist the reader in finding a suitable passage, the book is divided into eleven chapters. There are tributes for mothers; fathers; children; spouses and soulmates; friends; siblings and other close relatives; soldiers and victims of war or violence; pets; and general readings appropriate for men, women, or any loved one. These selections will also prove helpful for clergy, counselors, and hospice, hospital, and funeral professionals. Appendices list resources and support organizations, and each selection is indexed by author, title, and first line. A special additional index references pieces by famous uses, such as in a film, novel, or celebrity's funeral, so readers can locate a passage they remember from its context.

Treating Traumatic Bereavement

Author : Laurie Anne Pearlman
ISBN : 9781462515516
Genre : Psychology
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This book presents an integrated treatment approach for those struggling to adapt after the sudden, traumatic death of a loved one. The authors weave together evidence-based clinical strategies grounded in cutting-edge knowledge about both trauma and grief. The book offers a clear framework and many practical tools for building survivors' psychological and interpersonal resources, processing their trauma, and facilitating mourning. In a large-size format with lay-flat binding for easy photocopying, the book includes over 30 reproducible handouts. Purchasers can access a companion website to download and print these materials as well as supplemental handouts and a sample 25-session treatment plan. Winner (Second Place)--American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award, Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Category

Losing Jonathan

Author : Robert P. Waxler
ISBN : 0932027768
Genre : Family & Relationships
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When Bob and Linda Waxler received a phone call warning them their beloved and accomplished son Jonathan was taking heroin, they began a journey that took them through the detox hospitals and halfway houses of America. But the second call a year later, from the medical examiner in San Francisco, informing them that Jonathan had died, plunged them into the deep darkness--a long, lonely journey into the center of themselves. Their task was to survive in a world that would never again be the same, and they did survive and even triumph, incorporating Jonathan into their lives not as a lost son, but as a living spirit who is with them in a new way.

Human Development And Faith Second Edition

Author : Felicity B. Kelcourse
ISBN : 9780827214958
Genre : Psychology
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This book, now in its second edition, brings together the best available understandings of human development from a multidisciplinary perspective. Uniquely inclusive of the moral and faith dimensions of context and life-cycle development, Human Development and Faith examines the interplay of mind, body, family, community, and soul at every stage of development. It addresses two central questions: What are the "good-enough" conditions of parenting, family, and community in each phase of life, from birth to death, that support growth and development? What gives life adequate meaning as development proceeds? If human development describes the normative and hoped-for passages of life, then faith provides the necessary component of meaning. Throughout the various perspectives offered in this volume is the premise that faith is that quality of living that makes it possible to fully live.The Journal of Pastoral Theology called the first edition of Human Development and Faith "an excellent text for pastoral theology courses, because it fulfills its ambitious goal of bringing a holistic faith perspective to the usual topics of development." This second edition includes a new chapter on infancy, updates reflecting our growing awareness of cultural diversity, and a new preface.

Hit The Ground Crawling Lessons From 150 000 New Fathers

Author : Greg Bishop
ISBN : 0972782915
Genre : Father and infant
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Covers issues that more than 150,000 attendees of the nation's largest fatherhood program, Boot Camp for New Dads®, have found important, including tips for work/life balance, finances, getting hands-on with your baby, what's going on with the new mom in your life, what men bring to raising children, what raising children does for men and more.

Grace To Grieve

Author : Nancy LoRusso
ISBN : 9781512792706
Genre : Religion
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Not very often does a book like Grace to Grieve come along. Nancy LoRusso has penned a precious and very personal gift to anyone who has had to navigate the world of disappointment, despair, and death. In the midst of incredible loss and pain, Nancy has real answers to heartfelt and vulnerable questions, such as, Should a Christian grieve, and if so, what does real grief look like in our joy-focused Christian world? Grace to Grieve is exactly what the title says. Its a handbook to the heart, giving the reader permission to say, as David said, My soul is clinging to the dust, Oh, Lord revive me. This is exactly what this book does. It will revive your soul. Chris DuPre, pastor, speaker, and author of the book The Wild Love of God Grief. Every soul encounters its painful intrusion. Some try and resist it with denial and distraction, while others numbly succumb to it as hopeless prisoners. In her book, Grace to Grieve, author Nancy LoRusso humbly, candidly, and compassionately shares her personal journey through the valley of heartbreaking loss and grief into the recovery of hope, peace, and genuine joy. Offering timeless truths, lessons learned, and tender encouragement, this book is like a deep breath that gently realigns the compass of the heart back to hope. An inspirational must-read for anyone touched by loss. Tammy Riddering, director, Gateway House of Prayer, St. Louis

The Sun Will Rise

Author : Natalie Scott
ISBN : 9781973664888
Genre : Health & Fitness
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The Sun Will Rise takes the reader on a journey with the author losing her firstborn child and how she rose again after that loss. The book offers hope to other parents and loved ones experiencing similar losses. The book shares memories, words of comfort, and above all, the promise that you are not alone on this path.

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