Loss

October 29, 2019 08:34 AM MDT
This is the second in a series of articles from Sister Wendy Watson Nelson's new book, The Heavens Are Open. Read the first part here.
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By  LDS Living
August 09, 2019 10:00 PM MDT
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.
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March 01, 2019 06:49 PM MST
Less than three weeks after a missionary unexpectedly passed away after collapsing during a soccer game with peers, Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles met with the missionary’s parents in their Sao Paulo, Brazil, ward meetinghouse and in their home to console them in their grief.
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January 04, 2019 06:45 PM MST
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October 27, 2018 02:48 PM MDT
One day I was visiting with a faithful couple who had tried for several years to conceive a child but who had been unsuccessful. Over those years, they had spent countless hours together with doctors and in prayer. They had already been given many blessings, but they asked if I would be willing to assist in giving the wife another. I felt impressed to fulfill that request.
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September 13, 2018 03:59 PM MDT
Grief and heartbreak are a part of life. We have all experienced loss in one way or another, but that doesn’t soften the blow when we lose a loved one or experience tragedy.
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August 27, 2018 06:27 PM MDT
"On June 18th of 2015, our family went to the Payson temple to be sealed for time and eternity. It’s not a coincidence that Kaylee finished her mortal life exactly three years later," Kaylee Marvin's mother, Sydni Johnston, said at her funeral. "It’s a sweet reminder and assurance that we didn’t lose her that date but that we gained her for eternity on that date."
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By  Zack Oates
July 25, 2018 03:37 PM MDT
We were thrilled when the test came back positive.
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June 16, 2018 12:00 PM MDT
It is important for parents and others involved with the family to help the surviving children cope with the loss of their sibling. These children can possibly be forgotten or overlooked, even though they are experiencing pain as well. Even very young children are affected by the loss of a baby and deal with the loss in their own way.
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June 06, 2018 09:09 AM MDT
The following is an excerpt from Gone Too Soon: The Life and Loss of Infants and Unborn Children.
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By  LDS Living
May 24, 2018 05:18 PM MDT
"My husband called me on the phone and he said, 'Our son has died.' I didn't immediately start to cry. I just kept saying, 'I don't know what to do,'" a new Church video begins.
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The following is excerpted from Gone Too Soon: The Life and Loss of Infants and Unborn Children.
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December 16, 2017 02:07 PM MST
In the September 1995 Ensign, President James E. Faust wrote:
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By  LDS Living
December 14, 2017 12:58 PM MST
Christmas is a time of peace, joy, love, and goodwill toward men—for some. But for many around the world who have experienced loss or heartache, Christmas can be a reminder of the pain we are experiencing. Sister Sharon Eubank, first counselor in the general Relief Society presidency, is one such person, and she recently shared a beautiful message to those experiencing pain or loss this Christmas:
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September 26, 2017 09:40 AM MDT
There are few, experiences more painful than losing a child. Even though we as Latter-day Saints know we will one day be reunited with our family members again through the sealing power, there is still an intense grief that comes from no longer having that family member with us on earth.
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June 08, 2016 01:10 PM MDT
What a moving video that speaks to a topic we so often ignore, but one that needs to be recognized.
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May 14, 2016 03:15 PM MDT
It may be that no emotional pain is greater than the loss of a child. Singers Rachel Payne and Robert Norman capture that pain—and the hope that can still be found through Christ—with their heartfelt rendition of classic LDS hymn "Be Still, My Soul."
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May 06, 2016 02:30 PM MDT
This is written for the childless mothers, the heart-heavy mothers, the single mothers, and the grieving mothers. We want you to know for Mother's Day, you are not forgotten.
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March 28, 2016 02:59 PM MDT
Easter is a time to celebrate the resurrection and eternal life offered to us by the Savior, but it can still be an especially sensitive time for those who’ve lost a loved one recently. TOFW presenterAlissa Parker, mom of Sandy Hook victim Emilie Parker, shares her story of the first Easter without Emilie and how twirling dresses, beautiful music, and a timely reminder of hope in the Savior replaced her deep sorrow.
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November 02, 2015 08:10 PM MST
LDS artist Sarah Bertola knows the pain of losing a precious little angel first hand, having lost her niece, Margot, earlier this year. After being born with a chromosomal defect, Margot lived only a short time, but during that time Bertola wrote the song "Until Heaven," something she would sing to her niece often during the last week of the baby girl's life.
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October 26, 2015 01:20 PM MDT
MR says: Though the loss of his entire family could have crippled Jonathan McComb, he has allowed his faith to triumph, a faith which has brought peace, healing, and miraculous dreams. Story originally found on ILovetheBookofMormon.org.
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