Latter-day Saint Life

12 Meaningful Gifts for Those Who Are Grieving

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Grief is part of our life here on earth and can come from a variety of sources. However, that doesn't make it any easier. We all want to help our friends and family who are grieving, but sometimes it's hard to know how to help. Each person's grief is as unique and personal as their life, but we've compiled a few suggestions that we hope can help you as you comfort the ones you love. 

Our Father in Heaven wants us to be happy. And yet, we all have times of trouble. In this tender book, Elder Holland explores dozens of scriptural passages from the psalms, offering personal ideas and insights and sharing his testimony that "no matter what the trouble and trial of the day may be, we start and finish with the eternal truth that God is for us." Elder Holland's reflections on the psalms provide a powerful witness of that comforting truth.

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In this uplifting book for all ages, best-selling author John Bytheway shows how power, hope, and perspective are found in the scriptures. In addition to identifying five scriptures that will help us get through difficult times, John offers scriptural insights that will strengthen marriages, improve family relationships, build faith, and motivate to action.

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As humans, we are, like the poet John Keats, "straining at particles of light in the midst of a great darkness." And yet, the authors describe a version of life's meaning that is reasonable—and radically resonant. It tells of a God whose heart beats in sympathy with ours, who set His heart upon us before the world was formed, who fashioned the earth as a place of human ascent, not exile, and who has the desire and the capacity to bring the entire human family home again.

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Caitlin Connoly's depiction of a comforting sister and can serve as a gentle reminder that we are never alone.

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Losing a loved one is perhaps the most emotionally painful experience that an individual will endure. Although death is a universal part of mortal existence, each person's grief is as unique and personal. Every mourner's grief can be made a little easier with words of spiritual encouragement.

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“As I have come to comprehend more about life in all of its phases,” President Nelson writes, “I no longer feel that death is always that foe to be feared. Instead, I view it as a potential friend to be understood.” The Gateway We Call Death provides reassurance and comfort for all who seek such understanding.

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"Families are forever." What a phrase full of hope and light! This unique and original lightbox is sure to brighten heavy homes and hearts in the midst of the loss of a loved one.

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For those seeking hope and healing, Accepting Your Call to Come Home offers a lifeline and guide in taking the next step after a medical release. Follow the real-life journeys of several missionaries as they recount their experiences in coping with the heartache, pain, and loneliness of an early release.

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This depiction of the Savior calming the storm by Jorge Cocco Santangelo will bring the reassurance that Christ is always working to help bring peace to the personal storms we experience in our own lives. 

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"The worst part of depression," writes the author, "is the profound isolation it engenders, not just from the Spirit but from family, friends, and community." Sharing our stories is the first step toward ending that isolation. This important book opens the door for a new level of honesty and helpfulness, both for those who suffer from depression and for their family members, friends, and Church leaders.

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This book offers guidance, ideas, comfort, and gospel perspective for those struggling through the painful experience of divorce. The authors speak from personal experience and discuss women and divorce, men and divorce, children and divorce, dating again, blended families, remarriage, marriage counseling, etc.

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This Willow Tree figurine can be a peaceful reminder for anyone who has lost someone they loved.

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They are gone too soon—precious little ones lost through miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant death. However brief their lives, they are not soon forgotten. And the pain of their loss is very real to parents and family. This book is a tenderly crafted message of comfort and counsel for those who have lost—or for those who know someone who has lost—little children.

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