Grief and Loss

Christians in ministry are not immune to grief and loss - be it loss of family members, ministry, vision or material things.

This quote does not mean that God is in the business of hurting people, nor that He is mean or malicious. Nor does it mean that we can only be used greatly by God if we have been hurt deeply. But out of deep hurt can come deep compassion, a new perspective and greater determination to see God’s Kingdom extended.

Losses do hurt us deeply; particularly when a child, husband or wife dies. Below are some resources to do with grief and loss, which we hope will be helpful. If you would like to talk to one of us about your own personal loss or grief, please contact us.

Resources:

Books

Where is God When It Hurts by Philip Yancey

Disappointment With God by Phillip Yancey

Inside Grief by Kathy O’Brien

To Live Again by Catherine Marshall

The Path of Loneliness by Elisabeth Elliott

Heaven by Randy Alcorn

90 Minutes In Heaven by Don Piper

A Grace Disguised by Jerry Sittser

Websites

www.widowconnection.com

www.ywam-memorial.org/resources has resources for dealing with grief, including the following website links:

www.helpguide.org/mental/grief_loss.htm

www.webmd.com/balance/tc/grief-and-grieving-topic-overview

GriefShare seminars and support groups: https://www.griefshare.org/

We also recognize that it is not always easy to obtain books or other resources overseas. If you see something you would like but are having difficulty in getting it, please let us know and we will do our best to get the resource to you.