Coping with new bereavement during the coronavirus pandemic

I offer you my sincere condolences if you have arrived at this article because you are newly bereaved. It’s never a good time to lose someone you love, but a bereavement during the current coronavirus ‘lockdown’ situation can be acutely painful. Not being able to be at the side of a loved one during their…

Next retreats: Sussex, Devon, Leicestershire

The next Living with Loss event open to all is a weekend retreat at Penhurst Christian Centre in Sussex (25-27 October) – only one room left, but additional space for day guests. Then there’s a week event at Lee Abbey in Devon (4-8 November). Places are limited and our events at Lee Abbey in particular…

Bereaved by Suicide

This post is a follow on to the previous article on depression, treatment, and the depressed Christian. Celebrity deaths by suicide often precipitate another round of public discussion about depression, mental illness, and the importance of talking about our problems and not just keeping everything inside. There are other topics that come out too, such…