Finding Your Way After Your Child Dies

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Offers parents a comforting way to grieve when the need arises. The themes may also be easily adapted for use in small and large group settings such as a support group, a prayer service, or a family ministry session.

The approach used in this book is different than any we've seen on grief.  It is built around 52 triggers of grief—everyday situations that will bring it up over and over again.  Each of these triggers is developed in four parts: a Scripture passage, a reflection on the theme (like empty chair at table), five suggestions to dealing with the theme, and a prayer.

Format: Paperback book
Product code: IC937005
Dimensions: 8½" x 5½"
Length: 192 pages
Publisher:
Ave Maria Press
ISBN: 978-0-87793-700-5
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Written by Phyllis Vos Wezeman and Kenneth R Wezeman

Author

As a religious educator, Phyllis Wezeman has served as Director of Christian Nurture at a downtown congregation in South Bend, Indiana, Executive Director of the Parish Resource Center of Michiana, and Program Coordinator for ecumenical and interfaith organizations in Indiana and Michigan.

In academics, Phyllis has been Adjunct Faculty in the Education Department at Indiana University South Bend and in the Department of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. She is an Honorary Professor of the Saint Petersburg (Russia) State University of Pedagogical Art where she taught methods courses. She has also been guest lecturer at the Shanghai Teachers College in China.

As founder of the not-for-profit Malawi Matters, Inc., she develops and directs HIV & AIDS Education programs with thousands of volunteers in nearly 200 villages in Malawi, Africa including “Creative Methods of HIV & AIDS Education,” “Culture & HIV-AIDS,” and “Equipping Women/Empowering Girls.”

Author or co-author of over 1,950 articles and books, she has written for over 80 publishers.

Phyllis served as President of Active Learning Associates, Inc. and as a consultant or board member to numerous organizations such as the American Bible Society, Church World Service, and the Peace Child Foundation; leader of a youth exchange program to Russia and the Ukraine; and Project Director for four Lilly Worship Renewal grants. She is the recipient of three Distinguished Alumni Awards and recipient of the Aggiornamento Award from the Catholic Library Association.

Wezeman holds undergraduate degrees in Business, Communications, and General Studies and an MS in Education from Indiana University South Bend.

Phyllis and her husband Ken (who met when they were in second and third grade in elementary school) have three children, five grandchildren, and a great-grandson.

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