About five years ago, our team began working on the third edition of the GriefShare program. To put that program together I interviewed a number of people who’d lost loved ones. Some of the people I spoke with had processed their grief and were moving forward with their lives. Others seemed stuck—unable to move forward.
If you know someone who is grieving, consider sharing this video with them.
This short video features Dr. Paul Tripp, one of the experts featured in the GriefShare series. You’ll appreciate his insights as he explains why grief is a significant experience, but not something one should take on as an identity. And it will help those you minister to understand how to acknowledge the reality of their pain while taking comfort in their identity in Christ.
For more insights on helping grieving people, see the following CareLeader.org articles: The Big Question of Grief: Who Am I Now? by Brad Hambrick, How to Equip Your Leaders to Care for Grieving People by Sam Hodges and Kathy Leonard, and Helping with an Out-of-Order Death by Dave Branon.
To learn more about the GriefShare program and how your church can offer it, visit www.griefshare.org/start.