Screams from the car’s backseat jolted author Frank Peretti as he drove his family. A bee buzzed around his allergic son. Gripping the steering wheel with one hand, Peretti snatched the bee with his other. After a moment, he released it.Continue Reading
The Big Difference Between Dirty and Clean Grief
“As one who’s been through loss, what can you tell me about how to grieve well? How does knowing Jesus change how you grieve?”Continue Reading
A Mother Talks About Grief
My friend Rhonda Robinson knows grief all too well. In her excellent book, FreeFall, she draws from her personal grief journey to help those navigating a path they never signed up for. I asked her to share with us today. Here’s Rhonda.
In 2008, we lost our youngest son at age 13. Our world shattered. When I look back today, I clearly remember those who helped us. They probably don’t realize how much their gestures mattered.Continue Reading
You Need to Know About Grief Cycles
I wish someone had warned me about grief. Maybe no one knew, or perhaps I wouldn’t have heard. In case you ever need to know, here are two words to remember after you’ve lost a loved one—“three months.”
The three-month anniversary of a loss feels like grief has started over. We buried my mother on Mother’s Day weekend weeks before my high school graduation. Three months later, grief blindsided me on my first weekend of college.
Years later, Daddy passed away in August. That Thanksgiving I found myself summoning all I had to hold it together. What was happening?Continue Reading