Don't Take My Grief Away: What to Do When You Lose a Loved One

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Harper Collins, Sep 5, 1984 - Self-Help - 144 pages
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Gently, with warm, consoling, and practical guidance, Doug Manning addresses the painful, often disorientation aftermath of the death of a loved one, helping the bereaved cope with the emotions and confront the decisions that are an inevitable part of this time of radical life adjustment. Beginning with the premise that "grief is not an enemy; it is a friend. It is the natural process of walking through the hurt and growing through the walk," Manning helps readers face up to grief, move through it, and learn to live again.

With the first shock of loss, a survivor is faced with what seems like an overwhelming number of arrangements that must be made immediately. Don't Take My Grief Away is a complete, helpful handbook covering such important areas as the choice of a minister, family dynamics during such stressful times, and personalizing the funeral service.

Doug Manning assists us to understand what happens when someone dies, to accept it, and to face the feelings of loss, separation, and even guilt that we experience in realistic yet healing way.

The author provides thoughtful advice for rebuilding a grief-shattered life while taking to heart the valuable lessons death and mourning impart to everyone.

 

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User Review  - Karen Anderson - Christianbook.com

We have given away more than 100 copies of this book in the past 20 years. It clearly and simply explains the grieving process. I recommend this for those who are grieving and for those who are caring for someone in grief. Read full review

Contents

Where Do I Begin?
5
Choices
8
What About a Minister?
12
Should I Go See the Body?
15
What Do Flowers Mean?
20
The Children
23
The Family Time
28
Make It Personal
34
Dont Take My Grief Away From Me
61
The Stages of Grief
69
Feeling Bad Because You Feel Bad
75
CHANGES
83
The Search For Appropriate Behavior
86
The Search For Appropriate Friends
95
The Search For Appropriate Reactions
103
THE DAWNING OF A NEW
107

UNDERSTANDING DEATH 9 What Happens When Someone Dies?
43
Why?
48
If Only
52
GRIEF
57
Do You Want To Get Well?
111
Saying GoodBye and Saying Hello
119
Purpose
126
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About the author (1984)

Doug Manning, a Baptist pastor for the past thirty years, is currently director of the Family Growth Center in Hereford, Texas.

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