The unthinkable has happened. You've lost a child.
How are you going to survive this?
The world around you speeds on as if nothing happened. Stunned, shocked, sad, confused, and angry, you blink in disbelief. Your heart is crushed. The pain is excruciating. You can barely breathe.
For you, everything has changed. Everything.
What do you do? What can you do?
Multiple award-winning author, hospice chaplain, and grief counselor Gary Roe is a trusted voice who has been helping wounded, grieving parents and grandparents find hope and healing for more than three decades. Written with heartfelt compassion, this warm, easy-to-read, and practical book reads like a caring conversation with a close friend.
Comfort for the Grieving Parent's Heart will meet you in your grief and walk with you there. Your shattered heart will resonate with these pages. Composed of brief chapters, you will find yourself digesting bite-sized bits of comfort, encouragement, and healing over time. This book will become a comforting, refreshing companion as you navigate the turbulent waters of intense grief.
In Comfort for the Grieving Parent's Heart, you will discover how to...
- Process all those complicated, roller coaster emotions (sadness, anger, guilt, fear, confusion, guilt, anxiety, depression, feeling overwhelmed, etc).
- Navigate all the relational changes and frustrations that occur, including feeling alone, misunderstood, isolated, and even rejected by those around you.
- Handle the ever-increasing stress load that keeps piling upon you.
- Deal with disturbing physical and mental health issues, illnesses, and new symptoms that often arise.
- Honor your child by taking care of yourself through diet, hydration, fitness, and rest.
- Deal with your daunting list unrelenting, ongoing responsibilities (work, financial challenges, parenting, family activities, etc.).
- Handle the intense loneliness that now resides in your heart and soul.
You will also find hope in how to...
- Think through tough, challenging spiritual and faith questions.
- Relate well to the people around you - both those who are helpful, and those who aren't.
- Overcome the tendency to run from emotional pain with unhealthy habits or compulsive behaviors.
- Deal well with triggers and grief bursts.
- Find the support you need for survival, recovery, and healing (safe people, fellow grievers, counseling, etc.).
- Develop a simple, realistic plan for birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays.
- Use your grief for good - for yourself, your family, and others.
- Allow this devastating loss to give you greater perspective and motivate you to live more effectively than ever before.
- Honor your child and make your life count, one day, one moment at a time.
Please don't grieve alone. Be kind to yourself. Take your heart seriously.
Let Comfort for the Grieving Parent's Heart join you on this confusing, arduous, and exhausting journey. You will be glad you did.
Read on. Comfort awaits you in these pages of this book.