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Finding Hope

Moving through the grief process begins to lessen the pain of loss and the person finds that hope is renewed for living life fully once again.  On this page, you will find some resources that we hope will help you move along this journey.

Quote: Lamott

There are two prayers: Help me! Help me! Help me! and 
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

            - Anne Lamott

Poem: Put Your Ear to the Ground

Put your ear to the ground
and listen,
hurried, worried footsteps,
Bitterness, rebellion.
hasn’t yet begun.
Listen again.
Put out feelers.
The Lord is there.
He is far less likely
to abandon us
in hardship
than in times of ease.

            - Dom Helder Camara

Hope for Troubled Marriages

If your marriage is in trouble, consider Retrouvaille. A lifeline for troubled marriages, the Retrouvaille program consists of a weekend experience combined with a series of 6-12 post-weekend sessions over a three-month period. It provides the tools to help put your marriage in order again. The main emphasis of the program is on communication between husband and wife, giving you the opportunity to rediscover each other and examine your lives together in a new and positive way.

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Learning to Live Again, Book cover: Learning to Live Again2010 edition

by Sue Carpenter, Earl Frawner, Gene O'Brien and Pal Waugh with introduction, commentary and epilogue by Judith Tate O'Brien

Every marriage ends. Interrupted by death or torn by divorce, a shattered union thrusts people into the trauma and turmoil of grief. This book is written for those experiencing this loss. Those who minister to the grieving will also find it helpful.

With unedited honesty, four real-life individuals tell their stories of life or love’s end — and new life beginning. And from these four voices we learn of the power released in sharing and the hard truth of the saying that “the only way out is through.”

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Scripture - Joshua 1:9

"I command you: be firm and steadfast!

Do not fear nor be dismayed, for the LORD, your God, is with you wherever you go."

--New American Bible