grief

Helping Our Kids Through Grief and Disappointment Caused by COVID-19 – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Two weeks ago my college senior sat through her last college class ever. Only she didn’t know it at the time. Like college students across the United States, she learned that because of COVID-19 her university was moving all courses to an online format for the remainder of the semester. The thought of no more 8 am classes, a three-hour lab, or a boring professor’s lectures may have been welcome news for some students. But like many others, my daughter…

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Clinging to God in Grief – Christian Article

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Nancy Guthrie: So, Danielle, would you be willing to start things off, yeah, tell us about how grief became a reality in your life? Danielle Anderson: Yes. Grief hit my family hard five years ago. At the time, I had two little boys, Jaden at the time who was three and Chase who was one. And out of…

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DC4K » 3 reasons grandparents who parent grandchildren are emotionally exhausted—and how you can help – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Grandparents who parent their grandchildren come in all ages, shapes, sizes, and colors. Some are healthy. Others aren’t. Some are financially stable. Others live on a fixed income. Many are married. And many are single. And some are in second and third marriages. But no matter the age, health condition, marital status, or finances, raising grandchildren is emotionally tough. Let’s look at three reasons why parenting grandchildren is so emotionally taxing. Then I’ll share some of the emotional challenges faced…

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On the Topic of Suicide; Additional Notes for Ask Alice – Youth Ministry Christian Article

In the challenging episode of Ask Alice up on the youth ministry side of the blog today, we hear from licensed professional counselor Alice Churnock on the topic of suicide. Suicide affects millions of Americans; it will affect nearly all of us directly or indirectly through the course of our lifetime. Our teens desperately for need for the adults in their lives to be equipped to share Biblical truth and hope whenever the topic comes up. We highly recommend Randy…

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When Walls Crumble and Fall – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); September 20,1989 “If your baby lives he will be severely disabled. He won’t walk or talk or acknowledge you.” The doctor left and I sat without expression. When the words finally sank in, I cried without comfort. Prayed and asked why. It was the destruction of a dream. The dream of the baby and life I planned. When I heard these words, I sat down and wept and mourned for days; and I was…

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The Compelling Hopefulness of Sad Stories – Christian Article

Every other Tuesday in Storied, K. B. Hoyle explores the ways our cultural narratives act on us individually and in society as a whole. As people are wont to do at the opening of a new year, I found myself looking back and reflecting as 2018 rolled into 2019. Reflecting not just on life and on what resolutions I want to meet in the coming year, but on the movies I’ve viewed and how they’ve impacted me. I was surprised…

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