The Art of Condolence
When an acquaintance has lost a loved one, it can be difficult to know what to say or do. Here’s some guidance on offering sympathy with grace.
7 Right Ways To Support A Griever | Just Playing House
When it's time to support a griever, people don't often think much past the funeral. Here are 7 easy, meaningful ways to help well after that.
How to comfort a grieving friend who has lost a close loved one
In my job as a pastoral minister, I often work with families who are grieving. So when I consider the title of this post, I’m moved to comment—first of all—on what NOT to say to a friend who’s lost a loved one. So I’ll begin there and move on to some helpful things to say. What NOT to say: 1. “I know how you feel.” Even if you have experienced a loss very similar to the person you’re trying to comfort, it is never really the case that you know how another person feels. While you may be able…
5 Things To DO to Help a Grieving Friend - Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms
Helping a grieving friend can be hard. Here are 5 simple things TO DO to acknowledge mourning lasts long after the funeral. Don't just mean well, do well.