Thursday, April 26, 2012

Support Groups for Widows

Joyce, Carol, Ferree
     Support groups for widows spring up in all sorts of ways. My GriefShare group from last fall just kept on meeting on their own for supper once a month----they are a support group!
     Joyce has attended a widows group in Dayton that started about 18 years ago when two young widows found each other and began reaching out to other widows---a long-established support group still going and growing!
     Joyce and I are in the picture with Carol, over in Indiana. We drove out there last Friday night for her "Gathering Place," a support group for widows and widowers. Carol hosts this support group in her home about once a month.
     Support groups meet in churches, homes, community rooms, restaurants, and even on-line. You might even say this blog is a form of a support group.
     All it takes for a great support group is 2 or 3 people and a promise from Christ:
    "For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” Matt. 18:20
     Why not find---or create your own---support group today? If you can find another widow you can have your first "meeting." No curriculum or experts required. Just listen with your heart, share your stories, and pray together.
      Let me know how it goes! 
      ferree

1 comment:

  1. My support group is at our local Senior Center. It is for both widows and widowers. We have about 5 or 6 guys who come pretty regularly. We try to laugh often at each meeting because we know that laughter is one of the best healers.

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