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A Decembered Grief: Living with Loss While Others Celebrating

4.06  ·  Rating Details  ·  36 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Suffering the loss of a loved one at any time of the year is difficult, yet during the holidays or special occasions, those grieving experience a more intense sense of loss. The world is moving forward and celebrating life and all its blessings, yet for grievers, a darkness pervades the holiday. This book is an invitation to Christmas and its companion holidays of the seas ...more
Paperback, 134 pages
Published August 30th 1999 by Beacon Hill Press
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Erica
Jul 30, 2008 Erica rated it it was ok
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A guide for navigating the holiday season in the wake of loss. It’s format – many very brief sections with quite a few quotes, scriptural and other – is easily digested. And, as with any text that claims to offer suggestions pertaining to grief and loss, you’ve got to take what is useful and leave the rest. One image I liked a lot: “Thoughts about the holidays often resemble something of the bumper cars at the county or state fair. You’re enjoying the ride, minding your own business, when Bam! Y ...more
Isabelle V
It's evident that the author directly relates to the feelings of grief while in different seasons of the survivor's grief cycle. I was able to identify almost on the whole landscape of the waves of expected and unexpected emotions. Sometimes one wonders if they are the only ones thinking some of the akward moments that exist when surrounded by close and distant acquaintances but the author really validates that those feelings and thoughts are very real and very common on both ends of the encount ...more
MaryLee Robinson, Author, The Widow or Widower Next Door
Jan 25, 2015 MaryLee Robinson, Author, The Widow or Widower Next Door rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: grievers, widows
Recommended to MaryLee by: Ruth Papalas
A friend found this little gem for me, shortly after my husband died. I've turned to it on many holidays. Each time I do, I find something that brings me comfort and strength, and a way forward through the holiday ahead.
Connie
Dec 16, 2008 Connie rated it did not like it
"Befuddle someone"? Seriously?! As a chapter in a book about grieving. This book was not for me. I flipped through it and read a couple of pages but that was it.
Jessica
Aug 31, 2010 Jessica rated it it was amazing
Love this book and refer back to its prayers and inspiration in times of need. Great for dealing with past and present losses and grief. Highly recommend.
Brenda
Apr 18, 2012 Brenda rated it it was amazing
Lost both parents within 2years, both near Thanksgiving &Christmas. Very helpful &insightful read - handling grief &significant loss.
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“Ask Your Church for Help Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray. Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise. Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. —James 5:13-15” 1 likes
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