What is important to know if you want to help someone who has lost a loved one? Giving pastoral help as a friend or office bearer to people who grief is not always easy. This article shows what is important when guiding someone on the journey of grief. Death and the burial of our fellow believers is discussed, as well as the importance of our faith in planning a funeral.
This article offers five ways to grieve in a way that honours God: do not be angry at God, rest in his sovereignty, realize it is good to grieve, rejoice in the hope of a reunion, and reach out to others.
Life hurts. Even Christians can confess this, because grief is a reality in the Christian life. This article explains that grief exists to confirm the truthfulness of Christianity, as an opportunity to explain its reality, and as a bridge for sharing Christianity.
This article offers sage tips for helping those who are grieving: listen, weep, send notes, mark your calendar with the day of the person's death, pay for funeral-related things, and point them to Christ.