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ericd777

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    I am a missionary who has counseled many who are grieving. I also have written on this subject.
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    several types

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    Demaree
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    Eric
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  1. Losing a part of oneself

    I confess my several losses were not traumatic because of the way I was raised. However, I have counseled many grieving people in the USA and the Philippines, where I am a missionary. I have written an essay that may be helpful to those who are looking for answers. Originally, I wrote this essay for a mother grieving the loss of her son in an accident who told me she needed answers. After reading my essay, she told me that she had found the answers she needed. She was able to go out with her family and enjoy an outing for the first time since the accident. Here is part of the essay: "When a loved one goes to the next world, he or she does not die; instead a part of us dies—our expectations. That something that died inside us is our expectations. We need to understand that we are not grieving the person who left this world and who is possibly experiencing eternal joy. We are grieving our expectations. Our expectations determine how traumatic our loss will be. " This essay is part of my Kindle ebook, Overcoming Grief: And Other Essays on Discovering Joy. This essay is ALWAYS free to read through the "Look Inside" feature on Amazon. Here is the URL: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MLWE56U I hope this essay is of help to the people here. Let me know whether or not it helps you.
  2. Unanswered Questions and Sudden Death

    hi everyone, I have also counseled many grieving people in the USA and the Philippines, where I am a missionary. I have written an essay that may be helpful to those who are looking for answers. Originally, I wrote this essay for a mother grieving the loss of her son in an accident who told me she needed answers. After reading my essay, she told me that she had found the answers she needed. She was able to go out with her family and enjoy an outing for the first time since the accident. Here is part of the essay: "When a loved one goes to the next world, he or she does not die; instead a part of us dies—our expectations! That something that died inside us is our expectations. We need to understand that we are not grieving the person who left this world and who is possibly experiencing eternal joy. We are grieving our expectations. Our expectations determine how traumatic our loss will be. " This essay is part of my Kindle ebook, Overcoming Grief: And Other Essays on Discovering Joy. This essay is ALWAYS free to read through the "Look Inside" feature on Amazon. Here is the URL: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MLWE56U
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