I Will Not Leave You Desolate

Some Thoughts for Grieving Parents

By Martha Hickman Published
Paperback ISBN: 9780687002894 $10.99 Buy
This book provides help for parents in dealing with the pain and trauma associated with the death of a child. Simple and appropriate, the book contains short sections that are easy to read and easy to understand.

To help you make that journey from overwhelming grief to a person still aware of that poignant loss, but cherishing the memories, relishing a full life, and grateful for both, is what this book is about.

Pastors will find it helpful to keep a quantity on hand to give to people during grief experiences and in grief counseling.

Check out books on the subject of grief and appropriate Bulletins (see the Related Products Section below).

Did you know. . .
Grief is the normal response of sorrow, emotion, and confusion that comes from losing someone important to you. The word "grief" comes from the same root as "grave."

Although many times focused only on emotional responses to loss, grief also has physical, cognitive, behavioral, social, and philosophical dimensions. Grief responses are influenced by personality, family, culture, and spiritual and religious beliefs and practices.

While many who grieve may be able to work through their grief independently, accepting additional support from counseling and support groups may promote the process of healing.

The Book of Ecclesiastes reminds us "For everything there is a season...
a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance..."

About the Author

Martha Hickman

2001 MARTHA WHITMORE HICKMAN is a prolific author, having written numerous books for children as well as for adults. Among her titles for adults are I Will Not Leave You Desolate, Waiting and Loving, Such Good People, and The Growing Season. She brings a broad perspective of being a wife, mother, grandmother, a professional woman, and a world traveler. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.