Category: Faith/Religion

  • And suddenly… It’s spring!

    And suddenly… It’s spring!

    As I write this, I’m getting ready to leave Naples and head back to Carmel, Indiana. I’ve been here about 10 weeks. It’s been extremely healing and renewing. When I got here the first week of January all the flowers were blooming. I didn’t see them. The sun was shining everywhere, except on me. As […]

  • Counseling – Religious or Secular?

    Counseling – Religious or Secular?

    WSN-MO: Widower to Widower with Fred Colby Shortly after my wife of 45 years passed in 2015, I found myself in the deepest pit of despair. I knew that I was in trouble, and I could not find the answers all by myself. So, I asked myself, “Where can I go for help?”  For many […]

  • Winning Thursday Thoughts from Jim Winner

    Winning Thursday Thoughts from Jim Winner

    ____________________________________________ Today marks day 214 since my Joyce died. Even though she was sick for seven months, and we knew for a month, she was going to lose her battle with cancer, I had no idea of what real grief would be like. For the first three months, I seriously questioned not how I would […]

  • Why Christmas means even more to me as a widow

    Why Christmas means even more to me as a widow

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year…and the most painful, nostalgic, nightmarish time of the year now that my husband is gone.  Our hearts and home scream for the void we feel.  A voice that once boomed through our home at Christmas as we gathered around the piano is forever silent.  The man of […]

  • Tom Nate, A Good Hearted Man

    Tom Nate, A Good Hearted Man

    Tom Nate is not a widower. Rather, Tom Nate is a walking miracle. A resident of San Antonio, Texas, Tom is a man who has endured much and is eager to give forward by supporting the members of WSN. You say you have troubles.  Read the account of Tom Nate’s story as written by Kihm […]

  • Widower: Reaching Grace Through Grief

    Widower: Reaching Grace Through Grief

    Widower to Widower with Fred Colby  When you find yourself in the deepest pit of grief, when you are hurting as you have never hurt before, and when you feel that you will never be able to feel good again… that is when you can find grace, in this… the most unexpected place. It can […]

  • From Mourning to Grief

    From Mourning to Grief

    Scripture tells us to mourn with those who mourn; it does not say to grieve with those who grieve – but we should. Mourning and grief are not the same. Mourning has a beginning and a distinct end, but grief goes on much longer. Mourning is made up of rituals and procedures that immediately follow […]

  • Angels Walk Among Us

    Angels Walk Among Us

    by Herb Knoll Author: The Widower’s Journey “Hi, my name is Richard.” Thus began my knowing a giant of a man named Richard Blount (62) as he sat down in the chair beside me. The occasion was my first meeting at GriefShare, a widely available program for those who have experienced a loss in their […]

  • Grief is Love

    Grief is Love

    Three years ago, I would have used the following words to define “grief:” physical and emotional pain, suffering, anguish, cruelty, punishment, abandonment, loss of self, guilt, misery, and loneliness. I experienced all of these, and I saw no way to survive them or to become whole again. I found the same to be true of […]

  • A Widower’s Christmas Wish List

    A Widower’s Christmas Wish List

    by Herb Knoll Author: The Widower’s Journey  From as far away as Australia to the British Isles, from Canada to Nigeria, the Widowers Support Network hears the cries of men who mourn the loss of their wife, their soul mates, their partners in life.  Widowed men don’t ask for much, never have, never will.  After […]