Death

When a loved one dies, sorrow and grief surround us. But your memories of happy times together survive the sadness, and your belief that death is not the end can comfort you following a loss.
Comforting someone who is grieving
Coping With Grief

5 Comforting Things to Say When Someone Is Grieving

If words elude you when a loved one suffers a terrible loss, try these simple statements of support and sympathy.

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A song of love for a mom
How to Pray

A Surprising Song at a Mom’s Funeral

To sing is to pray twice, even with a tune from a beloved movie musical.

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The Hamlin family
Answered Prayers

An Answered Prayer at a Mother’s Death

A longtime prayer request shared by a mother and son is granted.

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Grieving at Christmas
Coping With Grief

How to Mourn a Loved One During the Holidays

Understanding the difference between grief and mourning can help you navigate a difficult season with self-compassion and grace.

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In need of help
Life Advice

What Can I Do in a Desperate Situation?

No matter what it is—death, divorce, homelessness, job loss—you can always turn to prayer.

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Adjusting to life changes
Managing Life Changes

How to Adjust to Big Life Changes

Feeling comfortable in a new reality takes time—give yourself the gift of letting things settle on their own schedule.

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Loss at Thanksgiving
Life Advice

4 Ways to Cope with Grief During the Holidays

The holiday season can be emotional when you’re grieving. Try these tips for being kind to yourself and finding moments of joy amidst the sorrow.

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Nationals win the World Series
Positive Living

A World Series Win in a Season of Loss

The Washington Nationals’ historic victory is bittersweet for anyone who is, like me, grieving a fan.

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Barbranda Lumpkins Walls
Stories of Faith

Gratitude and Grief: When a Loved One Dies on Thanksgiving

Losing her father on a holiday was hard, but it also allowed her family to truly celebrate his life.

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Wanda Rosseland on her Montana farm
Stories of Hope

A Grieving Widow Is Reassured that God Provides

At the auction of her late husband's farm machinery, she is comforted to realize that young farmers will carry on his legacy.

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