Love Never Dies: Embracing Grief with Hope and Promise helps mourners, caregivers and helping professionals understand that:
• Grief is the expression of love for the person who has died. Mourners do not need to be fixed, cured, diagnosed, pitied or corrected.
• Healthy grief embraces the loss experience. Grief serves a purpose. Avoiding grief delays healing.
• Maintaining a relationship with the person who has died is healthy and healing. Mourners do not have to "let go" of their loved one in order to progress successively in their grief.
Learn insights from mourning experts that show there is:
• HOPE for today and the future
• PROMISE that the resources needed to get through grief are available
Larry Barber knows grief all too well. In May 1993 his wife Cindy and two year old daughter Katie died from injuries suffered in a traffic accident in Arlington, Texas. As a widowed single parent he raised two surviving children, nine year old Sarah and 12 year old Christian.
Barber is a minister, a licensed professional counselor, and certified in Thanatology (the specialized study of death, dying and bereavement) through the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC).
He served six years as a hospice bereavement coordinator; twelve years as a grief support group facilitator in Dallas, Fort Worth and Arlington; and four years as the director of counseling and grief support for ChristianWorks for Children in Dallas. Barber conducts grief seminars, in-services and church presentations. Committed to sharing grief insights shared with him by fellow mourners, he is tireless in efforts to comfort and equip those in grief.