Life is for the Living!

Some winning thoughts by Jim Winner Life is for the living! I went to the mountains of Pennsylvania last week to spend Thanksgiving with a few family members. Six of us gathered in my father’s cabin and enjoyed three days of relaxing, visiting, and sharing life. My father died in an automobile accident ten yearsContinue reading “Life is for the Living!”

Husband – Warrior – Brother

WSN-MO: A Few Minutes with Terrell Whitener During a recent reflection period, my thoughts turned to just how I have ended up where I am at in life. As a very grateful and appreciative man of my station in life, these reflection times usually end up as an exercise in gratitude and not a timeContinue reading “Husband – Warrior – Brother”

THE REAL DEFINITION OF WINNING

WSN: Coffee and Conversation with Larry Ahrens One unsavory reality of losing your wife is dealing with the estate details, relatives, and lawyers. What this process does is smack you in your grieving face one more time with cold reality. Your wife is gone, and now we’re taking inventory and putting a value on things.Continue reading “THE REAL DEFINITION OF WINNING”

Accepting Choices

WSN: Widowers, Wounded, Warrior, Waling and Walking by Jeff Ziegler In the last two years, I have made some life-altering tough choices. Initially, I was going to call this post “Bad Decisions”… But “Accepting Choices” seems more appropriate. Dating Especially for my fellow widowers, I want to start with dating. It was one of theContinue reading “Accepting Choices”

Grief Loss and the Upcoming Holiday Season, Strategies for Getting Your ARMS Around It Early

WSN-MO: A Few Minutes with Terrell Whitener For my offering this week, I have chosen an article out of my archives to share with the brotherhood. I hope you enjoy and, most importantly, consider integrating this into your approach to the season ahead. Before you know it, the holiday season will be upon us. ForContinue reading “Grief Loss and the Upcoming Holiday Season, Strategies for Getting Your ARMS Around It Early”

God, Football, Sex & Gold-diggers

WSN: Widower to Widower with Fred Colby Admit it! How often have even the most devout of us have chosen to attend a football game (or other favorite sport or activity) instead of attending church? Or instead of spending time with your family? Or instead of honoring a previous commitment to a friend? If youContinue reading “God, Football, Sex & Gold-diggers”

Her Clothing, Her Things

WSN: Widow-Man with Dr. Nyle Kardatzke If you have recently lost your wife, you may be asking yourself, “What should I do with my wife’s clothing, jewelry, books, and other possessions?” I believe our wives are now clothed in splendor as Solomon could not have imagined, but we still have their earthly clothing here, andContinue reading “Her Clothing, Her Things”

A Widower’s Letter

Widower Ed Hersh (Texas) shares a powerful letter he wrote following the passing of his beautiful bride, Shellie.  Ed’s letter speaks volumes about the plight of the 2.7 million widowers in America.  He has authorized me to share it with you below. “Hi Bernie, “It was very nice of you to call me yesterday afternoon.Continue reading “A Widower’s Letter”

Maid, Cook, Concubine, or Wife?

WSN-MO: Widower to Widower with Fred Colby In my last blog, we spoke about how alone and desperate, we often feel after our wife has passed. And we discussed how this could lead to horrible decisions that can pretty much ruin your life going forward. So, what happens when we meet a possible “new bestContinue reading “Maid, Cook, Concubine, or Wife?”