Reflections of a Grieving Spouse: The Unexpected Journey from Loss to Renewed Hope [NOOK Book]

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When author and counselor H. Norman Wright’s beloved wife, Joyce, passed away, he grieved the loss of his partner and the life they shared. Even in his state of sorrow, he knew he had to find a way to live without Joyce, to forge a hopeful path, and to move forward in God’s grace and strength.

With vulnerability and emotional insight, Norm shares from his deeply personal journey and illuminates the way back to living when someone you love is ...

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Reflections of a Grieving Spouse: The Unexpected Journey from Loss to Renewed Hope

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Overview

When author and counselor H. Norman Wright’s beloved wife, Joyce, passed away, he grieved the loss of his partner and the life they shared. Even in his state of sorrow, he knew he had to find a way to live without Joyce, to forge a hopeful path, and to move forward in God’s grace and strength.

With vulnerability and emotional insight, Norm shares from his deeply personal journey and illuminates the way back to living when someone you love is gone. Readers who have lost their spouse will discover support and guidance as they

  • work through anger, including anger at God, to ease toward God’s peace
  • move away from denial and “what ifs” to move forward
  • allow memories to provide comfort without getting stuck in the past
  • create a healthy new, daily routine to care for themselves
  • turn their new identity and life over to God’s leading and mercy

This tender and inspirational book will help any reader who is grieving or who is walking alongside a grieving friend.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736933995
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 387,611
  • File size: 444 KB

Meet the Author

H. Norman Wright has helped thousands of couples bring new vibrancy to their marriages. Through counseling, seminars, and more than 90 books, including Before You Say “I Do,” After You Say “I Do,” and Quiet Times for Every Parent, he shares how to increase intimacy and enhance relationships. Norm and his wife, Teresa, enjoy their children, grandchildren, various pets, and fishing. hnormanwright.com
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Table of Contents

Joy in My Life 7

1 The Disruption of Our Life Together 11

2 The Onslaught of Grief 15

3 Time and Your Future 17

4 Am I Normal? 20

5 The Other Anniversaries 27

6 Caution-Fragile 30

7 Losses 33

8 Why? 38

9 Why Grief? 41

10 Empty 44

11 No Longer Here 46

12 Alive in Your Memory 48

13 A New Relationship 51

14 Never Enough 55

15 What You Remember 59

16 You're Still Alive 62

17 Memories of Days Past 65

18 Changing "We" to "I" 69

19 What Your Loved One Wore 70

20 Reasons for Grief 74

21 Feelings of Grief 78

22 Anger 80

23 Angry at Whom? 82

24 A Closer Look at Anger 85

25 Fears 88

26 Depression and Grief 91

27 Avoiding Pain 94

28 I Believe 97

29 Relearning Your Life 101

30 Not Quite Myself 105

31 The Choice of Recovery 110

32 A Look at Me 113

33 The Gift of Writing 114

34 Expressions of Grief 119

35 When You Seem Stuck 123

36 Unresolved Grief 126

37 The Last Time We Were Together 130

38 The Struggle of Grief 132

39 Take Time 135

40 Moving On 138

41 Making Amends 141

42 Letting Go 144

43 Fighting Your Grief 146

44 Helping Others Help You 149

45 Remembrance 154

46 Surprises from God 156

47 What I'd Like to Say 158

48 Caregiver-A Privilege 161

49 Anticipatory Grieving 165

50 Wondering 168

51 Who Am I Now? 170

52 The Importance of Goodbye 172

53 Saying Goodbye 175

54 Transitions 179

Personal Stories of Grief Recovery

I Don't Understand 185

Surprised by Grief 187

Rebuilding the Egg 190

Grief Recovery Evaluation 195

Notes 201

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2013

    good book to help you through grief

    the questions at the end of each chapter really help you see where you are stuck on your grief journey and some changes you may want to begin to make

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2013

    fantastic book really pulled me thru my grief this is the b

    fantastic book really pulled me thru my grief this is the best book
    for male or female to read

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