Resources – Thankfulness Mini-Series

Below are some resources to equip you and support you in your own cycles of grief. If you haven’t read the Thankfulness Mini-Series yet, here’s the link: When Thankfulness Doesn’t Help You Feel Better.

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Blog posts

Groaning — How to Take Your Grief to Jesus is a blog post I wrote a few months ago. It comes with a free printable e-booklet, which you can preview here.

Grief Isn’t Something to Get Over is an article written by a clinical psychologist. She explains how the grief process is so often misunderstood and gives some helpful advice.


When Chronic Pain & Illness Take Everything Away: How to Mourn Our Losses is written by Esther Smith, who blogs at Life in Slow Motion. I found this to be a super helpful guide book. Esther talks about her own experiences, then gives practical guidance at the end of each chapter. I think this book would be a helpful guide to anyone who’s experiencing grief, no matter what the source. The e-book costs around $4.

The Scars That Have Shaped Me is by Vaneetha Rendall Risner who blogs at Dance In The Rain. I love pretty much every single thing Vaneetha writes! She is raw, authentic and gospel-focused in a way that I’ve found tremendously helpful over the past few years.

(I’m not affiliated with these links in any way — Esther and Vaneetha haven’t asked me to promote their books; I just found them so helpful that I couldn’t not mention them here!)


If you don’t have a counsellor, I highly recommend that you find one to discuss these ideas with. My blog posts and resources are here to support you, but they can’t replace face-to-face help that’s tailored to your specific situation.

Search for a Christian counsellor in your area on this site (USA and Canada) or here (Australia). If you’re in another country, try a Google search, e.g. Christian counsellors South Africa. (NB If you already see a counsellor whom you’re happy with, don’t feel you need to leave them in search of a Christian one!)


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