Articles on Secular-topics:emotions/grief

Why her parents gave gifts at her funeral

When Rachael and Reid Douglas lost their little girl, they chose to use their pain as a platform for hope.

Tips for When Mother’s Day Hurts

When your son or daughter struggles with addiction, mental illness, self-injury, an eating disorder, suicidal thoughts, same-sex attraction, is incarcerated or has other issues, this day is going to be difficult for you.

Forgiving My Dad Set Us Both Free

I didn’t have as much time as I needed with my dad in my early years, but then one day God set things in motion, unexpectedly.

How My Husband's Death Changed the Way I See Easter

A young woman’s perspective on resurrection changed after she suddenly became a widow.

For Some, It’s Not the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Christmas doesn’t always feel merry and bright. Discover ways to care for those in pain and find comfort if you’re hurting.

My One Regret at My Father's Funeral

“I wanted my father to shape up, stop drinking and be nice. Then I would love him.”

The Healthiest Way to Face Disappointment

We all experience seasons of profound disappointment in life, and cliches from well-meaning people about praying more or reading more Scripture aren’t really that helpful.

Being a Friend to the Mourning

It can be hard to know how to be a friend when you’re needed most. There are practical ways to show your love and care to a friend who is grieving.

But Christians Aren’t Supposed To Be Broken

The depression was gone, but I was surprised to find that the brokenness remained. My wound had been healed, and I was still broken.

10 Things I Learned From My Daughter's Suicide

My world still stops for a few seconds when I say those words. I never cease to feel the enormity of the loss, the emptiness left in her wake. The wound has healed, but the scar remains.

Resources for the Struggles of Life

If you are suffering from something specific today, here are some articles that may help you.

Hope for the Road Marked With Suffering

Whether you are the one experiencing loss or are close to someone who is, join us for this 10-day devotional. We will take a look at what Scripture has to say to us in places of pain as we wrestle with the honest reality of doubts, fears and questions.

Embracing Death

In December 2010, Rick James lost his mom. Two days after the funeral, he gave this talk at TCX in Minneapolis. Listen to this unique perspective on death and discipleship.

How Will You Support a Grieving Loved One?

After a plane crash took Julie Blom’s husband and two of her children, friends had to learn how to help her heal.

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