God Knows You're Grieving: Things to Do to Help You Through

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Through stories of persons who have journeyed through their own grieving, God Knows You're Grieving is a practical, consoling and encouraging source of support for anyone encountering loss and grief.
There are no simple directions or right ways to grieve, no quick fixes for the pain of loss. But in these pages you will find something that is right for you — a prayer, a sacred writing, some words of wisdom, or a story from someone who has been ...
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Overview

Through stories of persons who have journeyed through their own grieving, God Knows You're Grieving is a practical, consoling and encouraging source of support for anyone encountering loss and grief.
There are no simple directions or right ways to grieve, no quick fixes for the pain of loss. But in these pages you will find something that is right for you — a prayer, a sacred writing, some words of wisdom, or a story from someone who has been there — something to touch your heart and help you along the way.
Despite all the distress, painful emotion, and change, despite the ache in our hearts and often even in our bodies, we can gradually pull our lives back together again.
God Knows You're Grieving will help you get through.
* About the GOD KNOWS Series… Through shared stories, thoughtful insights, and practical suggestions, each title in the God Knows series offers clarity, comfort, and encouragement as we move through the twists and turns of life's journey.

Author Biography: Joan Guntzelman holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of New Mexico and a Master's in Clinical Psychology from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is a clinical assistant professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. A general counselor with a private practice, Guntzelman often presents lectures and workshops to professionals in the medical field and other caregivers on how to deal with loss and adjust to the stresses of their jobs. Guntzelman also directs Ring Lake Ranch, a not-for-profit, non-denominational retreat center in the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming that provides seminars anddiscussions for spiritual renewal. She has written numerous articles and several books on dealing with loss, including 124 Prayers for Caregivers. Guntzelman lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Dubois, Wyoming.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781893732391
  • Publisher: Ave Maria Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2002
  • Series: God Knows Series
  • Pages: 162
  • Sales rank: 541,011
  • Product dimensions: 5.42 (w) x 8.38 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7
1. Realize That You Are Under Assault and Healing Takes Time 11
2. Openly Acknowledge What Has Been Lost 23
3. Be Aware That Your Loss Is Like No Other 35
4. Allow the Wide Range of Emotion That Comes With Grief 47
5. Remember the Ways You Have Dealt With Earlier Losses 61
6. Ask Your God to Help You in Your Grieving 73
7. Learn the Lessons of Everyday Losses 87
8. Choose to Reintegrate Back Into Life 97
9. Explore What Binds You to Your Grief 109
10. Begin Building New Life on the Cornerstone of Loss 123
11. Invite Compassion to Help You Heal 135
12. Ritualize Your Letting Go 145
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