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August 2021 archive of Dr. Dale Wisely's Blog

August 2021 archive of Dr. Dale Wisely's Blog

A Retreat for Parents Grieving the Death of their Child

Posted by Dr. Dale Wisely on 8/18/21

The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart and saves such as have a contrite spirit.

Psalm 34:18

We know that there is an added layer of pain when we grieve the death of a child. Parents who have endured this loss are all too aware of it. ... Read More »

How Can We Help a Grieving Friend?

Posted by Dr. Dale Wisely on 8/13/21

When someone is grieving, we may be of support and comfort to them. But well-intentioned people often say things to grieving people that hurt instead of comfort.

But perhaps we don’t know what to say.  We believe we must say something in hopes of alleviating the pain of the ... Read More »

When Our Loved Ones Leave the Church

Posted by Dr. Dale Wisely on 8/04/21

This week I read that 27% of adults say they are estranged from at least one family member. Our national political climate has likely made this worse. But I wonder how many of these cases of estrangement are due to religious differences: Family members who cannot tolerate others’ religious ... Read More »

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