Articles on Secular-topics:emotions/grief

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

8 Things That Can Help When Mother’s Day Hurts

Mother’s Day can be difficult if you have a broken or strained relationship with your child. One mother shares how she faces the holiday in the midst of her pain and disappointment.

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.

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.

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.

Resources for the Struggles of Life

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

Why Christians Need To Listen To Things That Offend Us

I tend to avoid things that are awkward or uncomfortable, and there are some challenging topics for the Church in America today. Then I went to Creating Options Together.

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.

When a surfer went missing; a chaplain’s response

Russ Harmon serves as a chaplain in Australia’s Lifesaving Chaplaincy program, explaining the gospel to those around him through pastoral care.

When a Baby Dies

In the face of death of baby Molly, Dennis Rainey and his family was left with a choice of whether to trust God or to get angry with Him, deny Him or go off on their own.

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