Getting to the Other Side of Grief, Revised and Updated Edition
Overcoming the Loss of a Spouse
On the other side of grief lies renewal. And you can get there.
There is little in life that rocks us like the death of a spouse. Whether you're feeling alone, drowning under an ocean of emotions, or working your way through the darkest nights of the soul and are now wondering how to get on with your life, you'll find comfort and guidance from the authors of this book.
One a clinical psychologist, the other a pastor and professor, both suffered the loss of a spouse at a relatively young age. Their empathy, valuable psychological insights, biblical observations, and male and female perspectives will help you experience your grief in the healthiest and most complete way so that you can move forward to embrace the new life that is waiting for you on the other side.
Susan J. Zonnebelt-Smeenge, RN, EdD, is a licensed clinical psychologist now in private practice in Marietta, Georgia. She worked at Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services in Grand Rapids, Michigan, for over twenty years.
Robert C. De Vries, DMin, PhD, is professor emeritus of church education at Calvin Theological Seminary and an ordained pastor.
They speak nationally to churches, community groups, and professional organizations and facilitate a variety of educational grief support groups.
"Universal understanding coupled with compelling practical advice. All will benefit from the authors' valuable insights and guidance in the agonizing challenge of spousal loss."
Rabbi Dr. Earl A. Grollman, author of Living When a Loved One Has Died
"This book is specifically written with young widows and widowers in mind. Yet it would be beneficial reading to anyone who has lost a spouse through death. Readers will sense that the authors are walking alongside them as they journey through their own grief and find comfort and support in their pain and loneliness. Counselors, pastors, and friends who assist their grieving will find this volume a useful addition to the support they offer."
American Journal of Pastoral Counseling
"I cannot think of a better book for the recently bereaved. I would go out of my way to give a copy to someone whose spouse has died. This book is simple, true, practical, honest, and wise. It avoids nothing and covers everything."