Synopses & Reviews
"e;Widow"e; is one title women do not want. But according to the Surgeon General’s office, 800,000 people become widows or widowers yearly in the United States alone. And when this happens, every aspect of life changes—like it or not, ready or not.
These changes add to the emotional roller coaster that most women experience after losing their husband. Miriam Neff understands the ride. As she struggled to understand and accept her new role after her husband’s death, she recognized the need for women to hear from others about their experiences and what helped them transition to this new stage of life.
From One Widow to Another offers practical advice for those facing the loss of a spouse. Drawing from her own loss, Neff walks with the reader through practical issues to a sense of encouragement.
About the Author
MIRIAM NEFF is the founder and president of Widow Connection, and has several projects for widows in Africa. Her one minute feature, New Beginnings, is heard on over 1200 outlets. She is author of ten books, including From One Widow to Another: Conversations on the New You, Women and Their Emotions, and a DVD series, One Widow to Another: The Connection That Counts. She is a former high school counselor and teacher and currently teaches a Bible study for widows, Miriam¿s late husband, Bob, was the former vice president of Moody Broadcasting Network. She is a contributor to MBN¿s Midday Connection and Chris Fabry Live. She is also an adventurer and a conference speaker. For more information, visit www.widowconnection.com.
Table of Contents
Section I: A Widow's Vulnerabilities
1. Our Strongest Emotion - Grief, and its Silent Partner, Depression
2. Fear: Normal in change, but Temporary
3. Finances: Yes, we can.
Section II: A Widow's Strengths: The Sweet Gentle Current of Freedom Rising
4. Our Opportunity to Change: Free Time and Flexibility
5. We Comfort Others and Comfort Comes Back
Section III: Relationships: Never the Same
6. Friends: Letting Go and Loving the Real Thing
7. Family: Healing After the Tree Shakes
Section IV: The New You: The New Woman in the Mirror - Different and Strong
8. Finding Yourself: "e;I didn't know you."e;
9. Finding Your Mission: A Purpose Worth Living For.
10. A New Faith: God Moves from Good to Grand
Appendix: Financial Planning Worksheets
Appendix: Budget Planning Worksheets
Appendix: How to Start a Ministry to Widows
Appendix: Seven Tips to Help Widows
Appendix: Seven Tips for the Holidays