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GRIEF & THE HOLIDAY

Warm wishes to everyone for a wonderful holiday season.  I hope this article from www.Grief.com is helpful to you at this time: “Holidays are time spent with loved ones” was imprinted on our psyche from a young age. Holidays mark the passage of time in our lives. They are part of the milestones we share …

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Grief Is a Healthy, Helpful Choice

Grief Is a Healthy, Helpful Choice BY RICK WARREN — OCTOBER 14, 2015 For over 20 years, I have been blessed to be a member of Saddleback Church led by Pastor Rick Warren.  Like all members here, Rick, his wife Kay and their family have gone through the loss of their loved ones, including their …

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Thanksgiving Grief Poem

Celebrating Thanksgiving if you’ve recently lost a loved one can be difficult.  I hope the memories you shared bring you some comfort at this time.  This poem was written by a mother who lost her son.  I hope you find it some inspiration and peace by reading it.   Thanksgiving Grief Poem THANKSGIVING The time …

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Scheduled Chat Room Sessions

Please check under EVENTS on the Home page for the days and times of scheduled chat room sessions. Of course you can use the chat room at anytime.   But, we have found that having scheduled chat room times makes it easier for members to connect with each other. There is a different time for …

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Father’s Day

For many, Father’s Day can be difficult to get through if you have experienced the loss of your father.  I know from first-hand experience.  My son was 4 years old when his father died and I was 9 when my father passed.  What helped my son and I in the first few years was to …

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How God Blesses Broken Hearts

Greetings GHN members, The above title may be confusing to you at this time.  After all, you’re probably thinking, ‘My heart is broken in a million pieces over the loss of my loved one.  How can God bless that?’ I remember feeling that way for a while, myself.  But, I’ve been blessed to be a …

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Mother’s Day

For many of us, Mother’s Day is a difficult time to get through.  Especially, if you’ve lost your mother or wife that you had children with, recently or in the last few years.  It’s also a tough for mother’s who have lost a child or are struggling to have a child.  I’m blessed that my mother is …

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Proud Parent alert!!!

Hello GHN members, It’s been my honor to help others navigate a path toward grief relief the past few years.  I guess one of the advantages of starting this site is to also to post a personal proud parent moment :)  My husband died when my son Michael was 4 years old.  I still have vivid memories …

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Finding Treasure in Darkness

Greetings Grief Hope Network Members, I hope you have been enjoying the recent posts of pastor Rick Warren’s 6 part series titled, “Getting Through What You’re Going Through.” He shares what he and his wife Kay have learned about the grief process after their son Matthew committed suicide earlier this year.  While her husband Rick …

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Getting Through Life’s Losses

Hello Grief Hope Network Members, It is my pleasure to share my pastor, Rick Warren’s 3rd message after the loss of his son Matthew earlier this year.  In this 6 part series, ‘Getting Through WhatYour Going Through,’ he shares what he and his wife Kay have learned about grief.  They have learned that grief is healthy …

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