We have found a variety of helpful resources that range anywhere from grief support groups to music that ministers. Here are some of our favorites:

Grief Support Groups:  - A 13 week Christian grief support group for any loss. Join anytime. No cost. Find one in your area by zip code on the GriefShare website search box.
GriefShare (A Season of Grief) daily emails - sign up on their website to receive the short, daily email.  - A support group for bereaved parents. Meets once a month. Find a local chapter in your area by using the chapter locator on the Compassionate Friends website.
Hearts of Hope - Children's Grief Connection - Hearts of Hope camp, Hearts of Hope teen retreat and Family Grief Connection are all provided at no charge to participants thanks to the generosity of our Memorial Program participants, members of the funeral industry and our continued support from individual donors. However, refundable $100 family deposit is asked to reserve a spot. Camps are held in MN.

Video Series:
Max Lucado Video Series: You'll Get Through This
How Suffering Forms Us: Jerry Sittser on Adversity as Spiritual Formation

Books: (Click HERE to open the link)
**I must preface this book list with a comment. Grief is unique to each person. What helps one person may not help another. That goes for music, books, etc. I merely list these because many of these are books I have personally read and found comfort in. The grief-stricken mind is extremely limited on what it can process, so most of the books (excluding the Heaven book by Randy Alcorn) are of a shorter, more manageable length and are easier to read/comprehend, especially in the beginning when grief is so fresh.

Songs that have ministered to us:

    "All Things Possible" by Mark Schultz
    "Before the Morning" by Josh Wilson
    "Broken Hallelujah" by The Afters
    "Busted Heart" (Hold On ToMe) by For King and Country
    "Down to(in) the River to Pray" by Alison Krauss
    "Even If" by Kutless
    "God is Still God" by Heather Williams
    "God On The Mountain" by Lynda Randle
    "He Is With Us" by Love and the Outcome
    "Healing Begins" & "Worn" by Tenth Avenue North
    "How Long" by Barry and Terri Collecutt
    "Hurricane" by Natalie Grant
    "If I Could See" by Amy Grant
    "In the Waiting" by Greg Long
    "It is Well with My Soul" traditional hymn by Horatio Spafford
    "Keep Breathing" & "No Matter What" by Kerrie Roberts
    "Lord, I Need You" by Matt Maher
    "My Hope Is In You" by Aaron Shust
    "Need You Now" by Plumb
    Never Let Go” by David Crowder Band
    "Nothing is Wasted" by Jason Gray
    One Thing Remains” by Kristian Stanfill
    "The Hurt and the Healer" by MercyMe
    "Where I Belong" by Building 429
    "Who You Are" by JJ Heller
    "Whom Shall I Fear" by Chris Tomlin
    "You Are God Alone" by Philips, Craig and Dean
    "You Never Let Go" by Matt Redmond
    "You Won't Let Go" by Michael W. Smith

      Poetry and Prose: (Click HERE to open the link.)
      (Poems are arranged one per page. Poems may be shared in their entirety without change or editing and only with the author's name included.)

      Grief quotes:

      Grief is not a disorder, a disease or a sign of weakness. It is an emotional, physical and spiritual necessity, the price you pay for love. The only cure for grief is to grieve. - Earl Grollman 

      The following quote is not necessarily a grief quote, but I think it's applicable. I'm not sure if the author is Joyce Meyers, but I saw it posted by a FB friend with attributing it to her.

      "Everything we run away from has power over us; everything we go through, we conquer."

      Top Quotes on Finding Hope When You’re Hurting (From the " website)

       **There are hundreds of other grief quotes, but I don't list them here as they can be found simply by doing a Google search on "grief quotes."**


      1. Such a treasure trove! Thanks for sharing! The music list proves we are listening to the same playlists!

      2. Thanks. If you find any other poems, songs, etc. that you think would be encouraging or helpful, please let me know.