FOR GRIEVING FAMILIES

We have a special heart for those who are grieving. We both lost our spouses to cancer in their thirties and now have five children, all of whom lost a parent before they were ten years old. One of the special missions of The New Day Foundation for Families is to walk with families through the grief process.

Understanding a Grieving Child >
A quick guide for understanding kids who grieve

The New Day Foundation for Families >
Serving children who have lost a parent to cancer

The Four Stages of Grief for Children >
From the University of South Dakota, with comments from Michael & Gina

Helpful Books on Grief and Loss >
Books and publications for those who are grieving

Facts for Grieving Families >
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Talking to Your Kids about Cancer >
A great article from CancerCare.org

Camp Erin >
A truly great experience for a grieving child! (Also, one of our “Favorite Things”)

Interview with Jerry Sittser >
Perhaps our favorite book on the subject of loss. Extraordinary – an absolute must read!

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FROM THE DOUGY CENTER

HELP FOR KIDS
What is Grief?
Activities for Kids

HELP FOR TEENS
How should I grieve?
Teen Bill of Rights
Recording Resilience

HELP FOR ADULTS
How to help a grieving child
How to help a grieving teen
Kids and funerals
Help for the holidays
Death Impacts Your School
Developmental Grief Responses
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RELATIONSHIP RESOURCES

Families go through many seasons. There are times when the relationship within our own family are strained to the point of almost breaking. Our friend, author Leslie Vernick offers relationship advice from a Biblical perspective. Read, download and print any of her articles below.

How to Be Happy in an Unhappy Marriage

Acting Right When Your Spouse Acts Wrong

Contentment

The High Price of Being Too Nice

Is Your Emotional Account Overdrawn?

How to Make a Relationship Better All By Yourself

How to Let Go of Toxic Emotions

How to Handle Toxic and Critical People

How Do I Know When to Speak Up?

Do You Talk To Yourself?

Biblical Response to Domestic Violence

Are You in an Emotionally Destructive Relationship?

All Stressed Out

Understanding Biblical Authority, Headship and Submission

Interacting With A Destructive Person

Initiating a Difficult Conversation

Letting Go of Resentment

Do You Know How to Be Happy?