Standing in the Shadow
You may wonder how you can possibly survive your loved one's suicide. With deep sensitivity, June Cerza Kolf will lead you through mourning to acceptance. She will help you to release guilt and anger and embrace the power of prayer....
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You may wonder how you can possibly survive your loved one's suicide. With deep sensitivity, June Cerza Kolf will lead you through mourning to acceptance. She will help you to release guilt and anger and embrace the power of prayer.
The end of a precious life has come unnaturally. You may wonder how you can possibly survive your loved one's suicide. Anger, guilt, hopelessness, and unanswered questions may swirl wildly around in your mind while you try to hang on, searching for a sign that you will come through this trauma in your life. With deep sensitivity, June Cerza Kolf, a veteran of hospice work, addresses the uniquely painful issues you are facing right now, such as forgiveness, depression, and the search for answers. Standing in the Shadow will lead you through mourning to acceptance and will help you release your guilt and anger and embrace the mighty power of prayer. "Think of your grief as a journey," Kolf writes. "Like any journey, you must take it one step at a time. Travel slowly and allow plenty of time to pause and rest along the way." With her help, you can travel the road back to purposeful and meaningful living. Though it may be hard to believe, you can eventually move out of this dark shadow and back into the sunlight.
Grief counselor June Cerza Kolf is repeatedly asked for specific guidance in helping suicide survivors function and heal. Their grief is unique in that the trauma of suicide leaves them in such a devastated state that the typical coping mechanisms no longer work.
With deep sensitivity, Kolf leads readers through mourning to acceptance. She helps them realize the tragedy was out of their control, release their guilt and anger, and gain the power of prayer. Standing in the Shadow covers the heart of thirty-four topics, including depression, forgiveness, and the salvation of those who commit suicide. The gentle, honest writing provides answers, hope, and comfort for the bereaved.
June Cerza Kolf has worked in hospice care for years, teaches grief seminars, and conducts grief recovery sessions. She is the author of several books and lives in Quartz Hill, California.