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Life After the Death of My Son: What I'm Learning

Life After the Death of My Son: What I'm Learning

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On the morning of February 6, 1991, Dennis Apple discovered the lifeless body of his son on their family room couch. Eighteen-year-old Denny had died without warning from what was later explained as complications due to Mono. Sixteen years later, Dennis still struggles with living in a world without his son.Life After the Death of My Son shares a glimpse of the unspeakable pain, helplessness, frustration, and eventual healing that Dennis and his wife, Buelah, have experienced since losing their son. Using excerpts from his journal--which he began the day after Denny died--Dennis explores the dark, lonely road of grieving for a child. He discloses his anger and disappointment with God, discusses his frustrations with friends and family, and shares how he's dealt with the grief attacks, which continue to sneak up and surprise him. His painful, yet promising story offers comfort and connection to those walking similar paths. With understanding and compassion, Dennis offers grieving parents insight from 10 lessons he's learned--and continues to learn. His gentle words and honest understanding will guide those with grieving hearts on their difficult journey; giving them hope; helping them to discover ways in which God is able to continue the life of the child they loved.
Living When a Loved One Has Died

Living When a Loved One Has Died

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When someone you love dies, Earl Grollman writes, there is no way to predict how you will feel. The reactions of grief are not like recipes, with given ingredients, and certain results. . . . Grief is universal. At the same time it is extremely personal. Heal in your own way.

If someone you know is grieving, Living When a Loved One Has Died can help. Earl Grollman explains what emotions to expect when mourning, what pitfalls to avoid, and how to work through feelings of loss. Suitable for pocket or bedside, this gentle book guides the lonely and suffering as they move through the many facets of grief, begin to heal, and slowly build new lives.

Long Shadowed Grief: Suicide and Its Aftermath

Long Shadowed Grief: Suicide and Its Aftermath

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In the aftermath of suicide, friends and family face a long road of grief and reflection. With a sympathetic eye and a firm hand, Harold Ivan Smith searches for the place of the spirit in the wake of suicide. He asks how one may live a spiritual life as a survivor, and he addresses the way faith is permanently altered by "the residue of stigma" that attaches to suicide.
Looking Up... While Lying Down

Looking Up... While Lying Down

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For times that call for contemplation or prayer, for times of difficulty or worry, for times of joy and happiness, for special occasions or special events, these booklets can help you find the right words, the meaningful thought, the comforting reflection. For the cost of a greeting card, each Looking Up booklet provides 24 pages of insight, wisdom, meditation, direction, comfort, and prayer. Useful for pastors and caregivers, or from friend to friend, Looking Up conveys caring in exceptional ways.
Lose, Love, Live: The Spiritual Gifts of Loss and Change

Lose, Love, Live: The Spiritual Gifts of Loss and Change

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Lose Love Live outlines 10 dimensions of reality people experience as they learn to let go of old, familiar ways of life and embrace the new.
Making Faithful Decisions at the End of Life

Making Faithful Decisions at the End of Life

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By exploring the ethics of resisting and accepting death from a Christian perspective, Nancy Duff encourages Christians to talk about death in the context of Christian faith. Making Faithful Decisions at the End of Life helps readers use biblical and theological perspectives regarding death to inform end-of-life decisions, consider where they stand on withdrawing life support and supporting death with dignity laws, and take steps in planning for their own future.

May I Walk You Home?: Courage and Comfort for Caregivers of the Very Ill

May I Walk You Home?: Courage and Comfort for Caregivers of the Very Ill

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Reissued on its tenth anniversary, May I Walk You Home? remains an invaluable resource for professional caregivers and loved ones assisting someone on their final journey home. Accompanied by the experience and empathy of hospice educator Joyce Hutchison and the wisdom and inspiration of best-selling author Joyce Rupp, readers will discover the courage necessary to embrace the struggles and rewards of this final companionship.
My Loved One Is Dying (Revised)

My Loved One Is Dying (Revised)

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For times that call for contemplation or prayer, for times of difficulty or worry, for times of joy and happiness, for special occasions or special events, these booklets can help you find the rights words, the meaningful thought, the comforting reflection. For the cost of a greeting card, each Looking Up booklet provides 24 pages of insight, wisdom, meditation, direction, comfort, and prayer. Useful booklet for pastors and caregivers, or from friend to friend. Looking Up conveys caring in exceptional ways.
No One Has to Die Alone: Preparing for a Meaningful Death

No One Has to Die Alone: Preparing for a Meaningful Death

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No One Has to Die Alone offers meaningful insights and practical tools to rise above fear and make a difference in how we face the transition of death, dying, and bereavement.

Caring for a terminally ill loved one can be the single biggest challenge of your life. Drawing from her experience sitting with over 500 people as they died and caring for her own terminally ill father, Dr. Lani Leary gently guides caregivers, family, and friends through the difficult transitions of illness, death, and bereavement.

No One Has to Die Alone offers the practical skills, vocabulary, and insights needed to truly address the needs of a dying loved one while caring for yourself through the process. Dr. Leary shows both patient and caregiver how to rise above feelings of fear and isolation to find peace and meaning in each person's unique end-of-life experience.

Whether used as a reference book to address a particular challenge or read from start to finish, this is a must-read for anyone facing death or the loss of a loved one. You'll learn:

- how to listen to and support a loved one's needs;

- what to expect as a loved one declines and the different grieving processes and tasks;

- the key to supporting a grieving child;

- what resources are available for patients and caregivers;

- the lessons of near-death experiences and the value of after-death communications.

Now That You've Gone Home: Courage and Comfort for Times of Grief

Now That You've Gone Home: Courage and Comfort for Times of Grief

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A sequel to 'May I Walk You Home?', this volume sees Joyce Hutchison & Joyce Rupp team up once again, this time to help those coping after the death of a loved one.