It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you've lost a spouse, child, family member or friend, you've probably found that there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel.
That's the reason for GriefShare, a special seminar and support group for people grieving the loss of someone close. This group is sponsored by people who understand what you are experiencing and want to offer you comfort and encouragement during this difficult time.
Each GriefShare session includes a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. These videos also include on-location video and the real-life stories of people who have experienced losses like yours.
After viewing the video, you'll participate in a small group discussion about what you've seen presented. You'll also have the opportunity to interact with others who have experienced a recent loss, learn about their experiences, and have the opportunity to share your own.
GriefShare is a non-denominational group and features Biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics. Please join us for the next GriefShare session.
GriefShare videos feature interviews with leading authors, counselors, speakers and pastors with years of expertise in grief recovery:
Dr. Robert Abarno Dr. E.V. Hill
Kay Arthur Dr.Thomas Ice
Dr. Richard Bewes Dr. Robert Jeffress
Dee Brestin Barbara Johnson
Dr. Bill Bright Anne Graham Lutz
Rev. Buck Buchanan Dr. Erwin Lutzer
Dr.Tim Clinton Dr. David Olford
Rev. John Coulombe Dr. Norman Peart
Dr. Larry Crabb Dr. Luis Palau
Rev. Noel Castellanos Dr. Ray Pritchard
Dr. Jim Conway Dr.Joseph Stowell
Elisabeth Elliot Joni Eareckson Tada
Rev. Clay Evans Dr. Stephen Tong
Jim Grassi Dr.John Trent
Dr. Jack Hayford H. Norman Wright
DATES AND TIMES: Dates to be announced.
LOCATION: To be announced.
Call Ricki Bates at 703-536-2955
or Barbara Kehs at 703-528-3180
or Steve Uphill at 703-743-2438
or register at the door
www.griefshare.org or Donna Wills, Pastoral Care Admn. Asst. - 571-282-0207
Workbook cost is $15.00
GriefShare video sessions are designed to help you successfully travel the journey from mourning to joy.
1. When Your Dreams Fall Apart
2. The Seasons Of Grief
3. The Emotions Of Grief (Part I)
4. The Emotions Of Grief (Part II)
5. When Your Spouse Dies
6. Your Family And Grief
7. Where Is God?
8. Your Greatest Resource
9. Stuck In Grief Or Moving On
10. Growing Through Grief
11. Grief Recovery Tool Kit
12. God's Spiritual Hospital
13. Longing For Heaven
WHEN TO BEGIN
You are welcome to begin attending the GriefShare group at any session. Each is "self-contained," so that you do not have to attend in sequence. You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin. You will be able to continue with GriefShare through the next 13-week session and to view any of the videos you have not seen.
REAL HELP FOR DEEP HURT
"You need other people to listen to you, to validate you, to encourage you, and help you through this time."
Dr. Jim Conway
"The finality of death is hard to accept, and that's what a grief group is about ... is getting you to accept that reality ... so that you can go on with your life."
"I felt like I had a big hole in my heart."
"I didn't feel like being around people, I didn't want to talk ...it's like I didn't really care."
"I don't think we should ever apologize for our tears."
H. Norman Wright
"Emotions are probably the least controllable thing about our existence."
Dr. Larry Crabb
"It does get better.”