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The Loss of Normalcy
Apr 15 1:14 PM

The Loss of Normalcy

Apr 15 1:14 PM
Apr 15 1:14 PM

It doesn’t take long in quarantine for us to take a long hard look at the walls of our homes and go, “when can I get out of here?” This feeling and the loss of normalcy and routines that haven’t been replaced with concrete paths but rather questions is called ambiguous loss. This kind of loss tends to complicate our experience of grief. However, when we understand the ways grief manifests in our lives, we can better process losses. 

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Being with the Sick and Dying During COVID-19
Apr 15 1:12 PM

Being with the Sick and Dying During COVID-19

Apr 15 1:12 PM
Apr 15 1:12 PM

Drastic restrictions around visiting those in the hospital, nursing homes, and other facilities as well as consulting with a healthcare professional in person have been put in place to help decrease the spread of COVID-19. Many of you long for the simple acts of bringing flowers or a special treat to somebody in the hospital. When our physical ability to be with one another is taken away, it can create some very real experiences: a sense of helplessness and overwhelming guilt. Right now, there are some helpful things you can do and truths you can hold onto when caring for loved ones who are sick.

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Grieving the Dead During COVID-19
Apr 15 1:10 PM

Grieving the Dead During COVID-19

Apr 15 1:10 PM
Apr 15 1:10 PM

Grief and loss are challenging to process in the best of conditions. This COVID-19 time has complicated and even eliminated our normative rituals that are important to us and help us grieve the loss of those who have died. During this time, we might wonder how we can really celebrate the life of our loved ones who have died. And this one unanswered question can have a ripple effect, leaving us with hundreds of questions with seemingly no answers. We can turn to Scripture as well as grief experts for some guidance on how to process grief.

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