I sat with an old friend, Dave Johnson, for a series of conversations. This one is about pain and grief.
I think they were nine and twelve. But I’m terrible with figuring out the ages of kids, and I’ve decided that asking isn’t helpful. Instead, I start listening and start […]
Adriel Booker wrote this for pastors who want to care for parents after miscarriage. What parents need from pastors after a miscarriage 1. Make time for grieving parents as early […]
Here are the words I use every time I begin a funeral service. We don’t want to be here. Just so that’s clear. We’re here because when God made us, […]
Before considering what to do to be helpful, Gavin Ortland suggests four things NOT to do. (Read the full article at “How not to help a sufferer.”) In summary, his […]
I’m sorry. Nothing: (Sixty seconds of silence) May I take care of that? (and take the tissue out of their hands and give them a fresh one and throw it […]
People often say, “I wish I had told them I loved them” the last time they spoke with their loved one. Instead of worrying about the last conversation, consider remembering […]
I used to say, “I’m sorry for your loss” when I was in moments of deep pain and death. I’m adding a new phrase. “This is hard.” Let me tell […]