Grief Resources

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Grief is a common human experience, but our experience with it is anything but common. 

There are probably thousands of posts, poems, writings, and articles on the internet concerning the experience of bereavement. There is also an enormous amount of books available on the subject. Here are a few writings that I thought were especially helpful and encouraging. Some I simply resonated with, some brought a new thought or idea to my heart. Please let me know if you find a link that does not work. 

International Grief Organizations

GriefShare

Compassionate Friends

Links to Pages with Helps for Grieving People

God Understands When You Feel Sadness and Grief

Five Prayers for a Grieving Heart

God’s Healing in Grief

Dealing with Grief During the Holiday Season

How to Deal with Grief During the Holidays

64 Tips for Coping with Grief at the Holidays

Grieving Dads by Kelly Farley

Lost My Partner

Coping with Loss Resource List

Grief Directory

Angels for Hope

Caregiving and Loss – AARP

Parents of Murdered Children

Unspoken Grief – miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal loss

Light a Candle

Open to Hope

Grieving Behind the Badge – for First Responders

Resources for Survivors of Suicide

Grief and Substance Abuse Recovery

Meeting God at The Shack: The Great Sadness – Dr. John Mark Hicks

Ten Steps to Reducing Tension During Grief – Nancy Weil

The Dragonfly – Doris Stickney

Simple Prayers for the Grieving Heart – Jennifer O. White

The ‘A’ Word No One Wants to Face in Grief – Judy Brizendine

The ‘I’ Word that Hits Grievers – Judy Brizendine

The ‘O’ Word that Hits Grievers – Judy Brizendine

Moving From Hopeless to Hopeful – Charles W. Sidoti

A Healing Fog -Gretchen Schmelzer

Silent Grief – Miscarriage support – Clara Hinton

GriefShare – Sign up for daily email

Blessings for the Dailiness of Grief – Jan Richardson

What is “Normal” When Talking About Grief – Amy Barger

6 Realities of Grief I Learned From the Death of My Wife – Joe McKeever

Grief Landscapes -an evolving photographic exploration of people’s experiences with grief and bereavement. – Mindy Stricke

Forgiving God: A Testimony – Dr. John Mark Hicks

Easter Morning: From Joshua’s Grave to Joyful Assembly – Dr. John Mark Hicks

May 21 – A Day of Grief Shared With John and Maggie Dobbs – Dr. John Mark Hicks

Holy Saturday – Sitting By The Grave – Dr. John Mark Hicks

My Own Thoughts On Loss, Grief & Bereavement – Joseph R. Agoglia

Six Things I Wish People Knew About Grieving the Loss of a Child – Malka Ahmed

Simple Prayers for The Grieving Heart – Jennifer O. White

Grief Resources – Articles by Ashley Davis Bush

Holiday Grief Resource Packet – Trinity Medical Center Pastoral Staff

Hope for the Thanksgiving Holiday

Lifts to the Heart: Preparing for Thanksgiving – Elaine Stillwell

The Day I’ll Finally Stop Greiving – John Pavlovitz

When the Holidays Aren’t Jolly – Paul O’Rear

Acquainted With Grief – Oswald Chambers

Comfort in Any Season – Phil Ware

The After-Loss Credo – Barbara Hills LesStrang

Preparing for the Holidays – Randy Becton

Thoughts on Death – Thomas a Kempis

Grieving is Personal – Bonnie

Crying for Health – Emily Long

How I Learned the Secret Rule of Grief – Sheila M. Trask

Survivor’s Poetry

Poems and Prayers Related to Grief

No Grief, No Pain, No Gain

Invisible Grief? Reflections on Miscarriage – Nicole L. Johnson

Coping with Death and Grief – Patricia Johnson

Cardinals Appear When Angels Are Near – Victoria McGovern

What My Sons Death Taught Me About Grief – Victoria Lemley

64 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Grief

12 Simple Ways to Support a Grieving Friend Over the Holidays – Lori Pederson

What I Wish More People Understood About Losing a Child – Paula Stephens

Guilt -Darcie D. Sims

How to Recover From Life’s Worst Disasters – Rick Warren

Helping Bereaved People -George G. Galdiano (107 page reference booklet – excellent)

Quotes About Grief – Lisa Athan

Why Does God Allow Suffering and Tragedy? – Lee Strobel

Grief at Five Years – Pam McCutcheon

Naming The Loss (on miscarriage) – Jonathan Storment

Scripture Verses Which Offer Comfort  – compiled by Justin J. Agoglia

Consider the Ravens – Margaret Manning

How Can I Know If I’m Getting Better?  – Helen Fitzgerald

How to Deal With Grief When The World Goes Dark, Part One – Dr. Todd Hall

How to Deal with Grief When The World Goes Dark, Part Two – Dr. Todd Hall

A World of Difference by Sally Gary

There are many other resources. Some are specifically for certain kinds of loss. There is something cathartic in reading the experiences of others and knowing you are not alone. If this list helps you, I am happy to share it. If you find links that no longer work, please alert me!

Thanks for reading,
John