Sounds like nonsense, doesn't it? How can you be mourning the loss of a loved one and still be joyful??? Do you know someone who is still going through mourning a loss? Then please for their sake, send this book to them. Rebecca's story is one of hope from sadness when within two years of her loss, a wonderful thing happens....
My daughter Rebecca, experiences a loss in her marriage to Tedd Woodworth, the man she loved and expected to spend the rest of her life with. Instead she spent the rest of his life with him.
Through crisis and joy, happiness and sadness, the true story of Rebecca and Tedd is told. The story is very interesting filled with what I call 'God-incidences' since the possibility of them happening by chance is about equal to you winning the lottery with your one ticket.
What is equally interesting is all of the helps to find peace when all you feel like doing is crying, all day, every day, over and over again. There is teaching about how to grieve, how to overcome absolute depression and 'heart-sickness' and assurances that, yes, you are mourning, but the time is coming when you can be renewed to feel like living again! I use scripture references sparingly since this is not a Bible study, but they are present where needed to point to truth.
Dr. Bill Gaultiere, associated with Crystal Cathedral New Hope ministries allowed me to use all of his tests to help you find out what you are really going through. Dr. Tim Lowenstein also gave me permission to use his very useful test on Life Stress!
- Do You Have Anxiety?
- Are You Depressed?
- Life Stress Test
- What is Your Image of God?
- Do You Esteem Yourself?
- Do You Over-react Emotionally?
- What is Your Emotional IQ?
There are MANY links to sites that may help you in the Appendix at the back of the book.
There are more current ones on the website Joyful Mourning
If you know someone who needs some inspiration to hope again, you must have them read Joyful Mourning. Yes I know I wrote it but the reason I wrote it is because it is such a story of amazing events occurring which shaped both Tedd and Rebecca's destinies.
Charles Pedley Joyful Mourning - A True Love Story (Kindle Locations 124-131). Available for sale in almost every format at Smashwords and on Amazon!