A Grief Like No Other: When a Friend Loses a Child

Marie Notcheva

Marie Notcheva

So many of my friends have gone through the unspeakable agony of losing a child—whether in vitro, in infancy, or adolescence—but this is a lonely, solitary agony that even those closest to the parent cannot really shoulder. We want to enter into grief with a friend, and yet cannot fully. Empathy is the closest we can come. Continue reading

Loss: Finding Hope That Lasts When Life Falls Apart

David Powlison (CCEF)

David Powlison (CCEF)

Loss--Finding Hope That Lasts When Life Falls Apart

The mission of the BCC is to advance the ministry of the biblical counseling movement. The BCC is not about the BCC; the BCC is about BC. Today we use our BCC “megaphone” to highlight a personal invitation sent from the CCEF’s Executive Director, David Powlison, to you to attend the 2014 CCEF National Conference on Loss: Finding Hope that Lasts When Life Falls Apart. Continue reading

How to Write a Good Sympathy Card

Paul Tautges

Paul Tautges

Since my mother’s death, two years ago, I have radically altered the way I write in sympathy cards. I now know more fully the pain that death brings into our lives and, having received so many impacting words of comfort … Continue reading