Tuesday, October 28, 2008

When Responding to Loss, 2 Samuel 1:1-4:12

Peter Hicks offers a number of things to say and do in his book, “What could I say?”. Concerning the topic of “loss”, he offers specific advice on what to say and what not to say when facing abortion, bereavement, divorce, illness, miscarriage, trauma, and unemployment.

These are particularly helful for very practical Christain response to loss. I've used my copy many times. I pulled it off the shelf and reviewed it as I started preparing to teach this week’s lesson, “When Responding to Loss”, based on 2 Samuel 1:1-4:12.

Most of us want to avoid saying something inappropriate in the case of bereavement. Would you recommend joining a “grief and loss” group to someone suffering loss?

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