faith and hope


When You Miss Your Dad – Help and Hope for Fatherless Daughters

Father’s Day or not – life is no good when you’re missing your dad or growing up without a father, is it? I know, because I’m one of those fatherless daughters who was raised by a single mother. I didn’t even think I was missing my dad because I never knew him! I didn’t meet him until I was 29 years […]

fatherless daughters missing my dad

How to Survive Life After Losing Someone You Love  1

I am so sorry for your loss. I’ve walked through the valley of the shadow of death, and I know how hopeless it feels to search for ideas on how to survive life after the loss of someone you love. These tips are inspired by a reader’s comment on my article for grieving widows — she found that her healing […]

How to Survive Life After Losing Someone You Love 

How to Be Alone After Years of Marriage 4

You’ll never find quick or easy tips on how to be alone after years of marriage, but here you will find comfort and healing. These ideas for surviving life alone when your spouse dies are inspired by these beautiful comments from a widow named Ken: “My wife died recently, we were married for 37 years,” says Ken on on Living […]

How to Be Alone After Years of Marriage

How to Heal the Pain After Losing Someone You Love 5

The grief, shock, and sorrow you feel after losing someone you love can seem unbearable. These ideas on how to heal the pain won’t magically make life better, but they will help you see that you’re not alone. “I was and am still overwhelmed with grief, anger and resentment after my husband’s death,” writes Holly on 8 Signs He’s Not in […]

How to Heal the Pain After Losing Someone You Love

Comforting Prayers for the Loss of a Beloved Dog or Cat 15

Believing in heaven or an afterlife doesn’t erase the intense pain of a dog or cat’s death, but it can help. These prayers for the loss of a pet will comfort and help owners cope with the death of their dogs or cats. With great love comes great suffering. While the grief of pet loss can last for years, there are things […]

Comforting Prayers for the Loss of a Pet

Comfort and Hope After Your Husband’s Unexpected Death 2

When your husband dies unexpectedly, your whole world is instantly and forever changed. Nothing is the same, yet everything continues the way it was before. It’s bewildering and shocking, isn’t it? Here, you’ll find comfort and hope from women who know what it’s like to unexpectedly lose their husbands. First, though, I want to share this comment from one of […]

Comfort and Hope After Your Husband’s Unexpected Death

When You Have Nobody to Love on Valentine’s Day

Feeling like you have nobody to love on Valentine’s Day? You are not alone. Here you’ll find several suggestions for coping with being alone and lonely on February 14; this article was inspired by a reader who says she never has somebody to love on Valentine’s Day. “Every year I dread February 14, especially since the stores make such a […]

When You Have Nobody to Love on Valentine’s Day