4 Things Grieving People Wish You Knew About Grief

Have you ever wondered what to do or say when someone you know is experiencing the agony of loss? Have you been afraid of saying something that could only make their pain worse?

Drawing upon the input of hundreds of grieving people, as well as her own experience of grief, Nancy Guthrie offers advice on what to say and what not to say, and what to do and what to avoid when someone you love is grieving.

In this video, Nancy Guthrie, author of What Grieving People Wish You Knew about What Really Helps (and What Really Hurts), shares the four things grieving people wish we knew about grief, helping us to interact and take action with confidence that you can make a difference in their life today.

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Nancy Guthrie

Nancy Guthrie teaches the Bible at her church, Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in Franklin, Tennessee, and at conferences worldwide. She and her husband, David, are the cohosts of the GriefShare video series used in more than 10,000 churches nationwide and also host Respite Retreats for couples who have experienced the death of a child. Guthrie is also the host of Help Me Teach the Bible, a podcast of the Gospel Coalition.

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