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A Focus Series

Grief

Biblically based and psychologically sound advice for processing loss
Inside this Series

Grief is a unique experience for each individual and while there’s no one way to grieve, there are many God-given tools we can use to process loss in healthy ways.

If you or a loved one is currently walking through grief of any kind – whether it’s the loss of a spouse, child, friend or loved one, pregnancy loss, infertility, a serious health diagnosis, a broken relationship, a prodigal child, job loss, or even the loss of normalcy and routine – the following articles, broadcasts and resources will provide you with biblically based and psychologically sound guidance.

Additionally, every weekday morning, our team gathers to pray for the needs of families across the country. You can email [email protected] or submit your prayer request online at FocusOnTheFamily.ca/Prayer. Or if you’d like to receive prayer over the phone, call our team at 1.800.661.9800.

We also offer a free, one-time phone consultation with one of our in-house counsellors. Our counselling staff are all committed Christians and registered (Masters level) counsellors with ministry experience. Call us at 1.800.661.9800 or visit FocusOnTheFamily.ca/Counselling to learn more.



Dealing with loss



Books: 

Grieving with Hope: Finding Comfort as You Journey Through Loss by Samuel J. Hodges IV and Kathy Leonard

When It Feels Like the Sky Is Falling: How to Find Hope in an Uncertain World by H. Norman Wright

Walking with God Through Pain and Suffering by Timothy Keller

The Little Black Funeral Dress by Shirley Thiessen

No More Faking Fine by Esther Fleece


COVID-related grief


Loss of a spouse


Loss of a child


Helping children grieve


Books: 

When Your Family's Lost a Loved One by David and Nancy Guthrie

Children and Grief by Joey O'Connor

It’s Okay to Cry by H. Norman Wright

Someone I Love Died by Christine Harder Tangvald


Miscarriage and infertility


Additional help


Get connected with a GriefShare support group

GriefShare seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life.

There are thousands of GriefShare grief recovery support groups meeting throughout Canada (and in over 10 other countries) – and there is one meeting near you.

Learn more and find a local support group at GriefShare.org.