Conversations for the Comforter

If you are a friend of someone who is living through their seasons of grief, Conversations for the Comforter will offer practical suggestions on how to come close to that grieving friend.  Learning to comfort others is a skill untaught in our society, but needed so desperately.  As you gain confidence to come close to broken hearted people, it is our hope the ripple of comfort will extend around the globe. 

A New Christmas Perspective

Christmas is almost here! What an amazing time of year.....YES, an amazing time of year. I’m not sure it is the “Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” for those who grieve, but it is amazing.  What amazes me is the human capacity to feel loss in the midst of decorations,...

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A New Kind of Bucket List

Do you have a “Bucket List?” Usually we think of this list including all kinds of wonderful places to go, things to do and people to meet before we die.  I have a bucket list, and already I have checked off a few of things on mine such as; buying a “fixer upper” home,...

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Something Changed

Remembering 911 is very different for me this year.  Just a couple of months ago I became friends with Ellen and Shannon who have allowed God to bring beauty from the ashes of the Twin Tower collapse.  Ellen’s son, who was also Shannon’s father, was at work in the...

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A Child’s Grief

Myth # 1  Infants and Toddlers are too Young to Grieve. I have often said that children are the forgotten grievers.   Much attention is offered to adults by other adults, but the “little ones” are frequently overlooked by those coming to bring food, or offer...

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Gifts for the Grieving

Have you experienced the awkward feeling of not knowing what is appropriate to give to the grieving at the time of loss?  If you choose flowers, what kind and color should they be?  When selecting a card, which sentiment will be the best?  Should we give money, or...

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I’ve saved the blog you wrote about my Dad’s funeral and how it affects generations.  Thanks so much for capturing a meaningful part of our family’s grief.  


Steve and Karen thanks for sharing from your hearts. You have led the way helping so many through their journeys of grief. My thoughts and prayers are with you!


Our mission is to be a supportive and compassionate companion for those who grieve and helpful, encouraging insight for those who comfort them.

It is our desire that this web site become one of your shared resources when you meet a grieving friend.  Our second, yet equally important goal is to offer significant and relevant information so that CfD remains one of your go-to places for your own benefit.