Finding Your Way After The Suicide Of Someone You Love

Paperback | June 14, 2005

byDavid B. Biebel

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Help and Hope for an Unexpected Journey Do real Christians commit suicide? Yes, they do. And for those left behind, the journey following such a tragedy is unbearably painful. Finding Your Way after the Suicide of Someone You Love is a compassionate and practical guide that addresses the intensely personal issues of survivors of suicide (SOS). This gentle and faith-affirming resource helps survivors know what to expect, especially during the first year following a suicide. It includes personal stories of survivors and suggestions on how to move beyond survival to live life again. Designed for use by individuals, couples, and SOS groups, this book offers help for parents, siblings, friends, and extended families, as well as practical guidelines for pastors, Christian counselors, and other church leaders. Topics include: • What to do in the immediate aftermath of a suicide • Handling guilt and understanding the role of depression in suicides • Dealing with questions of faith and meaning • Creating a support system • Choosing a Christian therapist • Trusted resources and websites

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Help and Hope for an Unexpected Journey Do real Christians commit suicide? Yes, they do. And for those left behind, the journey following such a tragedy is unbearably painful. Finding Your Way after the Suicide of Someone You Love is a compassionate and practical guide that addresses the intensely personal issues of survivors of suicid...

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Help and Hope for an Unexpected Journey Do real Christians commit suicide? Yes, they do. And for those left behind, the journey following such a tragedy is unbearably painful. Finding Your Way after the Suicide of Someone You Love is a compassionate and practical guide that addresses the intensely personal issues of survivors of suici...

David B. Biebel, holds the Doctor of Ministry degree in Personal Wholeness from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He has authored or co-authored more than a dozen books, including New Light on Depression; Jonathan, You Left Too Soon, If God Is So Good, Why Do I Hurt So Bad? plus the companion volume How to Help a Heartbroken Friend...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8 × 5.38 × 0.5 inPublished:June 14, 2005Publisher:ZondervanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0310257573

ISBN - 13:9780310257578

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Contents1. Why? Why? Why? 92. Wandering and Wondering 213. Guilt, the Blight of Broken Hearts 354. The Wall 475. Depression, the Scourge of Broken Hearts 616. Preserving Relationships in the Aftermath of Suicide 797. Suicide Survival in Special Situations 918. After the Suicide of Your Brother or Sister 1059. Questions That Remain 11710. Survival---and Beyond 13311. Embracing Your New Normal 147Supplemental Chapter: How to Help Survivors of Suicide 165Appendix 1 Depression Self-Check 173Appendix 2 Starting Over:Weaving New Dreams Together 175Appendix 3 Choosing a Christian Therapist:Suggestions and Guidelines 179Notes 181Resources and Recommended Reading 187