Hope for an Aching Heart: Uplifting Devotions for Widows

Hope for an Aching Heart: Uplifting Devotions for Widows

by Margaret Nyman

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781572935686
Publisher: Discovery House
Publication date: 08/01/2012
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 187,566
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 11

Part 1: I Can’t Believe I’m a Widow

1. Why Ask Why? 15

2. The Widow Word 17

3. Planning a Funeral 19

4. He’s Unavailable 21

5. Two Good Gifts 23

6. Dressed for the Occasion 25

7. Trying to Remember 27

8. Rearranging the Past 29

9. Without Insurance 31

10. Chiseled in Granite 33

Part 2: Letting Myself Cry

11. Crying a River 37

12. Evicting Fear 39

13. Revisiting the Grave 41

14. Dreaming of Love 43

15. Unexpected Tears 45

16. Leave Me Alone 47

17. Cracked 49

18. Energizing Sleep 51

19. Vinegar in a Wound 53

20. Wrenching Impossibility 55

Part 3: Seeking a New Balance

21. Can I Help You? 59

22. Grief Is Tricky 61

23. Will God Provide? 63

24. Creatures of Habit 65

25. A Fix for What’s Broken 67

26. Invisible Influence 69

27. Gummed Up 71

28. Initiating Traditions 73

29. Diagnosis: Hopeless 75

30. A New Me 77

Part 4: Learning to Live without Him

31. Feeling Numb 81

32. Missing Kissing 83

33. Discombobulated 85

34. Counting the Days 87

35. Language Barrier 89

36. Afraid of the Dark 91

37. Clothes Don’t Make the Man 93

38. Fantasyland 95

39. I Just Forgot 97

40. A Crystallized Future 99

Part 5: Finding New Peace

41. It’s Up to You 103

42. A Blizzard of Emotions 105

43. An Empty Calendar 107

44. Family Changes 109

45. Hidden Biographies 111

46. Best Friends Forever 113

47. God Wants a Yes 115

48. Shaky Security 117

49. Comforted Inside and Out 119

50. Widow Blessings 121

Part 6: Moving Forward

51. Called to Widowhood 125

52. Shared Widowhood 127

53. Monitoring Grief 129

54. Staying in the Race 131

55. Worth the Wait 133

56. Travel Turmoil 135

57. Good Times 137

58. The Bad in Good-bye 139

59. Proper Priorities 141

60. A Lonely One 143

Conclusion 145

Acknowledgments 147

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Hope for an Aching Heart: Uplifting Devotions for Widows 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Warm and loving. She understands and gives hope for every emotion a widow experiences.