The empty chair : handling grief on holidays and special occasions

by Susan J. Zonnebelt-Smeenge

Other authorsRobert C. De Vries
Paper Book, 2001

Status

Available

Call number

LIV 074 ENG

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Publication

Grand Rapids, Mich. : Baker Books, c2001.

Description

Losing a loved one--whether a spouse, parent, child, sibling, or friend--leaves people feeling overwhelmed and hopeless. Holidays and other special occasions seem to intensify the pain. Whether the occasion is Christmas or Easter, a birthday or anniversary, these celebrations force the bereaved to again face the reality of a loved one's absence. Susan Zonnebelt-Smeenge and Robert C. De Vries know firsthand the sorrow of bereavement: Both lost a spouse. Yet as they faced their pain and gleaned insights from their professions--Susan is a psychologist, Robert, a minister--they found renewed richness on special days that once brought heartache. In The Empty Chair, the authors share a comforting blend of emotional support, spiritual guidance, and personal experience to help readers honor their loved one on important days. Those who support the bereaved--mental-health professionals, pastors, funeral home staff, and others--will also appreciate this book for its reflective yet practical approach.… (more)

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Physical description

91 p.; 18 cm

ISBN

9780801063770
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