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Sometimes people ask me about resources for grief. 

I often point to This is Hard. What I Say When Loved Ones Die which is my current best words. (download “Ten things to say” as a PDF)

For resources for children, I point to Erin’s House for Grieving Children,
particularly their online resources Get Help Now | Erin’s House ( and
Home activities Activities for Kids | Erin’s House (

Particularly for the loss of a spouse, I’m pointing to Clarissa Moll who has written a new book: Beyond the Darkness: a Gentle Guide for Living with Grief and Thriving After Loss

For hard prayers, my friend Brian Spahr wrote Don’t You Care That We Are Drowning? (And Other Unexpected Prayers)  

For loss through stillbirth or miscarriage, Kristin Riecke and Patrick Riecke wrote, No Matter How Small: Understanding Miscarriage and Stillbirth 

For a helpful (but sometimes overwhelming) set of resources,

During Advent, Giving the Year Meaning: A Healing Journal for Advent. is a helpful resource for journaling and remembering.

Or send me a message at jon [dot] swanson [@]