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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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“How to get through grief and loss”

Hello GHN members, The attached article shares some helpful and effective steps on things you can do to help in your grief recovery.  My personal favorites are the advice to Rediscover Exercise – Movement of the body helps “unstick” your grief. And to Give Your Heart a Break – Try to allow yourself times of …

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H.O.P.E. = Hold On Pain Ends

In the early days after my husband died, I remember desperately wanting to feel a sense of hope that my 4 year old son and I would survive the loss.  Feeling a sense of hope that I might begin to feel a little better tomorrow, is what got me through.  My goal for Grief Hope Network is to provide a little …

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Families grieve with news no passengers survived

Many people around the world, including myself have waited for daily updates on the missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft since March 8th, 2014.  We also grieved with the loved ones of the 239 people on board when it was confirmed yesterday (17 days later) that the aircraft went down in a remote part of the Indian Ocean with no survivors.  …

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‘Living With Grief: A conversation between men’

Hello Grief Hopers! Attached is link to a YouTube video which is an excerpt from a 60 Minutes interview where actor Liam Neeson has a heart-to-heart with Anderson Cooper about living with grief after his wife died.  You may see additional excerpts of the interview there as well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ff7z6ujUB-A At Grief Hope Network, we recognize there …

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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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Surrender: The Path to Peace

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. He eloquently explains the …

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Sometimes Life is Tough

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.  He eloquently explains the 6 …

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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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