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Reaching out to a friend or family member who is grieving can seem difficult—you might be afraid of saying the wrong thing or not sure what to say at all. How can you help someone who is grieving? From an overview on the stages of grief to helpful tips on what to say (and not say), this refreshing and easy-to-understand pamphlet will equip you with everything you need to know to support your friend or relative when they need you most.
  • Gain the confidence you need to support your grieving friend rather than avoid them
  • Learn the differences between when to offer help and when to just listen
  • Know what NOT to say, and learn what you can say to comfort your friend

Perfect for personal use, small groups, ministry gifts, church giveaways and more. 20 panels, 3.85" x 8.5", unfolds to 38.5 inches long. Easily fits in a standard legal envelope.

4 Features of the Help a Friend: Grief Pamphlet by Joni Eareckson Tada

1. Practical Tips for Guiding Your Friend Through Grief and Loss

  • Is there anything I can do/say when my friend has lost a loved one? When is it OK to offer prayer to a grieving friend? How can I involve others to help my friend in a way that's safe and tactful? Enjoy having the answers to all these questions and more at your fingertips with the Help a Friend: Grief pamphlet. Includes—
    • Gestures that provide comfort, words that help, and what NOT to say
    • 10 tips for getting others involved in helping your friend
    • Recommended support groups and online resources
    • Signs your friend should seek professional help

2. Simple Overview, Explanations, and the Stages of Grief
  • Learn to identify the 5 Stages of Grief and provide support and comfort in a helpful and tactful manner. You don't have to have all the answers to grief, but with this Help a Friend pamphlet, you can gain the confidence to walk beside your friends and loved ones towards God's healing hand.

3. Real Stories of Encouragement and Comfort
  • When someone is grieving, it is easy for he or she to feel isolated and alone. This quick pamphlet includes encouraging stories from those who have experience grief and from those who comforted others, providing hope for the future. Includes—
    • 2 relatable stories to encourage
    • 8 biblical reasons to help those in grief

4. 8 Key Bible Verses that Will Help You Encourage Others
  • Did you know God's plan for lifting up the downcast is YOU? Get strengthened by Bible verses for comforters and encouragers. You know God's healing is the soothing balm for the pains of this world, but it can be difficult to share His Word at the right time, in the right place without sounding preachy. Instead, Joni Eareckson Tada equips you with the verses YOU need to guide your friend through this difficult season.

Perfect for:
  • Individual use
  • Small groups
  • Ministry gifts
  • Lay counseling
  • Chaplain programs
  • Church giveaways

About the Help a Friend Pamphlet Series by Joni Eareckson Tada

In a joint effort with Joni and Friends and Tyndale Publishers, this pamphlet series is specially designed to accompany the Beyond Suffering Bible. God does not enjoy seeing your suffering. He has compassion for you and gives you many ways to deal with life’s pain so that you can have peace.

The Help a Friend pamphlet series focuses on the first response by a caring friend to bad news about a loved one. Get equipped to be supportive and encouraging to the sufferer. Gain the confidence to reach out rather than avoid. Check out all the titles in the Help a Friend series—
  • Autism
  • Disability
  • Grief
  • Memory Loss

About the Author

Joni Eareckson Tada offers hope to people struggling with health and emotional challenges. After a 1967 diving accident left her a spinal cord-injured quadriplegic, Tada embarked on a lifelong study to make sense of suffering from God’s perspective. Joni Eareckson Tada is now an international advocate for individuals with disabilities, and the founder of the non-profit organization, Joni & Friends.

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