Next class begin soon. Below is the Fall schedule:
11/10 - Surviving the Holidays
GriefShare offers help and encouragement after the death of a loved one. Every week you will receive Christian-based suggestions and advice to understand your grief, and to give you factual steps to help relieve that grief and guide your grief journey. Here are some common misconceptions about the grieving process:
Myth - Real Men don't show emotion or grief.
Fact - Grief occurs because you loved someone. The mighty warrior King David, slayer of the giant Goliath, grieved the loss of his son Absalom
Myth - Christians don't grieve.
Fact - We do not grieve "like those who have no hope." Our grief is different because we have hope through Jesus. King David said about his newborn son, "He cannot come to me but I can go to him."
Myth - Time heals all wounds.
Fact - It is what you do with that time that heals.
Myth - It has been 3 days, 3 weeks, 3 months, 3 years, etc., you should be over it.
Fact - You will always love your loved one, but the unbearable grief or pain can be understood and diminish.
Myth - Just get over it, deal with it, hide it, quit thinking about it.
Fact - The proper tools are required for any job to be done correctly.
Myth - My loved one died so long ago. This can't help me.
Fact - You can remain teachable, learn and grow, and allow God to equip you to help others.