Women who are facing the reality of widowhood are often connected by a common thread of grief and uncertainty. Hope for an Aching Heart offers encouragement to help readers handle the challenges of each day with God’s grace. Sharing from a widow’s heart, the author weaves personal stories, Scripture, and prayers into 60 days of inspirational thoughts that motivate readers to draw closer to God. This heartfelt and engaging devotional helps to broaden women’s understanding of the depth of God’s love, His tender care, and His promise to always be with them.
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Margaret Nyman, a wife of nearly forty years and the mother of seven children, was widowed after her husband’s sudden illness and death in 2009. Blogging about her feelings helped her work through the heart-wrenching pain and encouraged thousands of readers, many of them reeling from the loss of their own mates. Hope for an Aching Heart and Prayers for a Widow’s Heart were written out of her desire to help other widows and respond to their cries.
Table of Contents
Introduction 11Part 1: I Can’t Believe I’m a Widow1. Why Ask Why? 152. The Widow Word 173. Planning a Funeral 194. He’s Unavailable 215. Two Good Gifts 236. Dressed for the Occasion 257. Trying to Remember 278. Rearranging the Past 299. Without Insurance 3110. Chiseled in Granite 33Part 2: Letting Myself Cry11. Crying a River 3712. Evicting Fear 3913. Revisiting the Grave 4114. Dreaming of Love 4315. Unexpected Tears 4516. Leave Me Alone 4717. Cracked 4918. Energizing Sleep 5119. Vinegar in a Wound 53
20. Wrenching Impossibility 55Part 3: Seeking a New Balance21. Can I Help You? 5922. Grief Is Tricky 6123. Will God Provide? 6324. Creatures of Habit 6525. A Fix for What’s Broken 6726. Invisible Influence 6927. Gummed Up 7128. Initiating Traditions 7329. Diagnosis: Hopeless 7530. A New Me 77Part 4: Learning to Live without Him31. Feeling Numb 8132. Missing Kissing 8333. Discombobulated 8534. Counting the Days 8735. Language Barrier 8936. Afraid of the Dark 9137. Clothes Don’t Make the Man 9338. Fantasyland 9539. I Just Forgot 9740. A Crystallized Future 99Part 5: Finding New Peace41. It’s Up to You 10342. A Blizzard of Emotions 10543. An Empty Calendar 10744. Family Changes 109
45. Hidden Biographies 11146. Best Friends Forever 11347. God Wants a Yes 11548. Shaky Security 11749. Comforted Inside and Out 11950. Widow Blessings 121Part 6: Moving Forward51. Called to Widowhood 12552. Shared Widowhood 12753. Monitoring Grief 12954. Staying in the Race 13155. Worth the Wait 13356. Travel Turmoil 13557. Good Times 13758. The Bad in Good-bye 13959. Proper Priorities 14160. A Lonely One 143Conclusion 145
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I was given this book shortly after my husband passed away. It was very confirming of the emotions and feelings and experiences that you have. I liked it so much that I have given it to 3 other widows.
Warm and loving. She understands and gives hope for every emotion a widow experiences.