The death of a loved one is the most painful ordeal you will face in life. While there is nothing you can do about the fact someone you love has died, what you can do is learn to change your perspective on death.
This page offers resources and coping strategies for those grappling with the death of a loved one. Even if you haven’t lost a loved one you will know someone who has. It is important to make sure you offer understanding and emotional support to someone enduring the pain of grief. If you don’t know what to say to someone who has suffered a loss the section entitled “THE BEST AND WORST THINGS TO SAY TO SOMEONE IN GRIEF” may help you find the right words to say.
There is no cure for grief and there is no substitute for grieving, but to understand the process and to understand the transition from living in the material world to living in the spiritual world may lighten the load of grief.
Mark Anthony has devoted his life to helping people understand that God exists, The Afterlife exists, our soul is an immortal living spirit, communication with souls is possible and that we will be reunited with our loved ones on the Other Side when it is our appointed time to leave this life. However, in the meantime, we must learn to cope with this heavy load.
Mark discusses these topics in great detail in his books, Never Letting Go: Healing Grief with Help from the Other Side and Evidence of Eternity: Communicating with Spirits for Proof of the Afterlife. Both of Mark’s books are major spiritual bestsellers and recommended by hospice organizations and grief counselors worldwide.
NEVER LETTING GO is one book that everyone should read whether or not they have gone through losing someone close in your life. ~Judy Shields, The Hollywood Times
In EVIDENCE OF ETERNITY, Mark addresses murder, suicide, death of children and unresolved family issues with a mix of passion and logic like no other. ~William Buhlman of The Monroe Institute for Out of Body Experiences
Many times after the death of a loved one, the survivors are searching for answers and means of coping with the loss. These resources offer some direction and advice. Click on the following links. They may help guide you on your journey through grief:
POSITIVE WAYS OF COPING WITH GRIEF describes various coping strategies to help you process and endure your grief. While not an exhaustive list, it can lead you in the right direction on the road to healing.
THE IMMORTALITY OF THE SOUL gives a brief overview of how the different religions of the world view the immortality of the soul. For thousands of years people of faith have studied what happens when we die. The conclusion is that life is everlasting.
SPIRIT CONTACT AS A TOOL IN HEALING FROM GRIEF explains some of the benefits of making contact with the soul of someone who is on the Other Side. Spirit Contact can validate your belief system that life is everlasting.
PRAYERS FOR HELP are a means of asking God’s help during difficult times.
How you believe in God, how you pray and what prayers you utilize are personal decisions. These examples are just a few prayers suggested by Mark Anthony.
AFFIRMATIONS are a means of taking feelings and thoughts of sadness and replacing them with more positive thoughts and feelings. The journey through grief is a long and painful road, yet an affirmation may help you take a step in the right direction.
THE BEST AND WORST THINGS TO SAY TO SOMEONE IN GRIEF. When someone you know has lost a loved one, it is natural to want to comfort and offer words of consolation. However, you must be careful what you say because sometimes what you may think are words of consolation may actually be hurtful to the bereaved person.