God upholds the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and befriends the stranger, providing him with food and clothing. You too must befriend the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt  -(Deuteronomy10:19)

 

What Is Grief?

Grief is a natural response to loss. Itís the emotional suffering you feel when something or someone you love is taken away.

Grief is also a reaction to any loss. The grief associated with death is familiar to most of us, but we grieve a wide variety of losses throughout our lives. When understanding the different kinds of loss it can help us to think about loss in two different categories, first being physical or symbolic.

Physical loss is more easily recognizable because it means that it is tangible and it is something that you can touch, losing your spouse through death. Other types of loss are abstract and cannot be touched - they are aspects of a personís social interactions.

Other Examples of Loss
  • A relationship breakup
  • Loss of health
  • Losing a job
  • Loss of financial stability
  • Traumatic experiences
  • Divorce
  • Relocation
  • Pet Loss

 

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