Contains topics related to the stages of grief and its emotional and spiritual aspects. Personal stories, including the author’s own loss of her husband when she was 29, illustrate the topics and are related to readings and suggested actions.
From the author's preface:
"Grief can definitely feel like a journey—one that we never really prepared to take. The journey began on the day your loved one died. In that moment your life changed forever. This trip will take you to places you have never known and places that you may not want to go."
"The participants are led on a journey where they will be encouraged to use this experience as an opportunity to grow in faith and to deepen their own spirituality during the difficult times in their lives."
The book offers six sessions:
Session 1. The Search for Acceptance: Beginning the Journey
Session 2. Bumps along the Way: The Emotional Journey
Session 3. Is This the Right Road? Adjusting to the Journey
Session 4. The Search for Meaning: The Spiritual Journey
Session 5. The Search for Connectedness: The Continuing Journey
Session 6. The Search for Reconciliation: Does the Journey End?
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Elizabeth M. Collier, M.S., is the co-founder of the Counseling Network for Loss and Transition. Widowed in 1979, when her husband was killed by a drunk driver, she raised their two young daughters alone. Through her own grief experience, she recognized the need to help the bereaved.
Topics: Spirituality, Ministry Resources
Parish Need: Bereavement Ministry
Liturgical Seasons: Any time
Languages Available: English
Who's It For: Parish-Wide, Individuals, Small Groups
Duration: 6 sessions
Length: 26 pages
Dimensions/size: 8.5 x 11
Publish Date: 2001