Reaching for Joy - A 6-week Bible Study for Widows - Participant Manuals
By Pat A. Bishop
The death of a spouse is heartbreaking. Each bereavement has its own set of sorrows and emotions – the death was sudden and shocking; or maybe it was the long sorrow of gradually losing someone because of a terminal illness.
The death of a spouse is the tearing apart of “one flesh.” The surviving spouse usually feels empty, lonely, and torn in two.
“But at the beginning of creation God ‘made them, male and female.’ For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife and the two will become one flesh. So they are no longer two, but one flesh.” Mark 10:6-8
Whether your grief is new or you have been a widow for some time, you will find “Reaching for JOY” comforting, encouraging, and insightful.