Grief & God

by Janna Benson Kontz, MDiv When we’re dealing with the death of someone who is important to us, we oftentimes struggle with the larger questions in life. Many times, those …

Gardening & Grieving: Life Lessons on Pruning & Growth

by Connie DeKrey, LBSW, CT                                         The earliest of gardening chores involves cleaning away the debris left behind by winter. The melting away of snow gives way to a real …

Grieving a Complicated Relationship

by Heather Larson, LSW, CT When it comes to grief, we often think of the loving relationship we had with the person who died, and the deep sadness and longing …

4 Tips to Deal with ‘Happiness Guilt’

by Janna Benson Kontz, MDiv Grief and guilt often walk hand in hand. When we grieve the death of someone, our minds go to places we wish they wouldn’t travel. …

Managing Grief During a Pandemic

by Janna Kontz, MDiv During this time of limited contact and connection, grief can accompany the struggles people are experiencing with COVID-19 challenges. Times are uncertain, and with that, come …

10 Ways to Help a Grieving Friend

by Kriston Wenzel, LBSW, CT We struggle to know what to do when a friend loses a loved one through death. We want to say the right thing and hope …

5 Ways to Help Teens Grieve

by Janna Benson Kontz, MDiv The death of a loved one is a difficult and profound lesson for any of us. Now imagine you’re already living in a continual and …

The Mourner’s Guide to Grief

by Janna Benson Kontz, MDiv Your grief is your grief, and it belongs to you alone. This sentiment may seem obvious. But it’s a good reminder as you may encounter …