Helping the Widow

Advocacy Resources

The following are resources that may be helpful with issues we face. If you can recommend others, please contact us at   Griefshare GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. The Better Business Bureau BBB provides information on over 2.5 million organizations. Check them out before you invest or give. File a complaint if you think you have been treated unfairly. They contact the organization to help resolve the issue. I found the online method quite […]

How to Start a Widows Ministry

My applause to you for wanting to reach out! One of the most frequently asked questions coming in my email is “How can I start a widows ministry?” While most of you asking the question are widows, several are not and just care about us! I am going to offer suggestions from four viewpoints: A widow who wants to start a group with church support A widow who wants to start a group on her own or with another organization A person who cares about us and wants to start a group with church support A person who cares about […]

Tips to Help Widows

To Reach Out: Please say “I remember.” We love to hear tender, funny, and just interesting things about the one we lost from your perspective. Let go of your expectations: yourself and others. Invite us out to anything. Be specific example – do you want to go with me (date and time) to the new Arboretum exhibit, new breakfast restaurant, etc. Ask if there is anything in particular we’d like to do with someone joining. Just keep asking and inviting if we’re not ready or able to. It’s nice to be asked. It’s OK to say that you just don’t […]

Books and DVDs

Starting Over Financially CD

$tarting Over Financially $10 Miriam Neff and Valerie Neff Hogan talk about money. Money when you’re in a difficult situation. Life got bumpy and money became a dreaded word. That’s when you need help most. With clear, practical, conversational content Miriam and daughter Valerie are here to help. Whether job loss, divorce, death of a spouse, foreclosure, or health issues, your pay check has frozen, or shrunk, but your bills have not. You may not have the time or mental energy to tackle what seems like an overwhelming thing–getting a handle on your money. Let us help you simplify the […]

Not Alone: 11 Inspiring Stories of Courageous Widows from the Bible

Pre-order Miriam’s new book out October 23 HERE  

Book: From One Widow To Another

“Every pastor needs to read this book, and every church needs copies of this book available. Written by a widow, written for widows, this book reads like the experience of sitting at a coffee table watching one widow minister to another widow. It’s that personal. And because there are so many widows, it’s that important.”   Scot McKnight Karl A. Olsson Professor in Religious Studies North Park University, Chicago   Order Miriam’s new book Here Download the Study Guide Here.  FOWTA Study Guide