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Grief, Loss, and Death

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The Shadow Side of Ministry by Halbert Weidner, CO. DPhil

No amount of research, study, or planning can prepare pastoral care givers for the stress placed on their personal lives by the demands of their ministries. But Grief, Loss, and Death: The Shadow Side of Ministry can help anyone involved in pastoral counseling close the gap between their professional and personal needs, encouraging them to use the stress, loss, and grief that accompanies pastoral care giving as opportunities to humanize their ministries and reaffirm their faith.

This unique book offers comfort and solace to those in the chaplaincy who are torn between professional obligations and the limits and boundaries of the shadow side of their ministry—the human side.

This book can help in your search for the answers to questions you may have already found yourself asking, including:


• Do I prefer co-workers or friends?
• How did I lose focus of my original goals?
• How did I become isolated?
• How can I share authority without giving up responsibility?
• How do I cope when family issues arise?

The book also addresses issues of illness, death and suicide, funerals, the confrontation between joy and sorrow, and how life’s stages are often like the Stations of the Cross.

Grief, Loss, and Death: The Shadow Side of Ministry is help against despair. Newcomers to the profession can use the book as a guide to the difficulties that lie ahead, and experienced pastoral care givers can employ it as a catalogue to be consulted when all hope seems lost.

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  • "Name of Deceased" will remain in our hearts forever.
  • And He will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more. - Revelation 21:4
  • As you grieve know that we are remembering you and honoring the memory of "Name of Deceased".
  • Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted. - Mathew 5:4 King James Version
  • Death is not the last sleep. It is the final awakening. - Walter Scott, Scottish novelist
  • Earth hath no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. - Thomas Moore, English theologian
  • God created man to be immortal, and made him to be an image of his own eternity. - The Wisdom of Solomon
  • In loving memory.
  • It is love, not reason, that is stronger than death. - Thomas Mann, The Magic Mountain
  • It isn't life that matters! It's the courage you bring to it. - Sir Hugh Walpole
  • May God hold you in the palm of his hand. - Irish blessing
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  • Only time moves on to the next scene. Memory remains part of the heart forever. - Unknown
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  • Remember that we love and care about you.
  • Sent with love and remembrance,
  • The journey is the reward. - Chinese Proverb
  • The only thing you take with you when you're gone is what you leave behind. - John Allston
  • The way through the world is more difficult to find than the way beyond it. - Wallace Stevens, American poet
  • Those who live in the Lord never see each other for the last time. - Unknown
  • To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. - Ecclesiastes
  • To your new birth. We will miss you, but God must want your sunshine. - Unknown
  • Watching over us and protecting us with his angel's wings - Unknown
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  • Where there is sorrow, there is holy ground. - Oscar Wilde, English writer
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