This Grief Attitude Annoys Me
One thought that is prevalent is that Time Heals All Wounds Including Grief. Now that’s a falsehood if ever I’ve heard one. Intentional grief work heals grief. The mere passage of time does nothing but to cover up the pain. Out-of-sight. Hidden away with all the other losses that were never properly mourned either.
In a culture that doesn’t like to acknowledge loss or talk about the impact, it’s difficult to grieve. And when we add this silence to the fact that most of us have never been taught about the process and normalcy of grief, no wonder we struggle. H. Norman Wright, Experiencing Grief, page 1
This book by Wright is one of the best that I’ve read so far. It’s a small 92 page book that briefs the reader on the process of grief, how to move through it well (not quickly), and the role of faith in grief (with pertinent Scripture). As a Christian, I want and need this latter input.
In reading all this material I see that I have grief issues that need some intentional work. Some of it is 40 + years old. If time heals all wounds, hasn’t enough time passed for me to be healed?
How about you, are you current on your grief?
P.S. I bought one of the used copies ($ 0.68) on Amazon and am quite pleased with the condition of the book and the speed it arrived after ordering.
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