Welcome to Good Mourning Ministry. This website is designed to be informative and helpful as it is why we are here, called to do God’s work. We encourage you to watch the short video on this page.
If grief is the internal thoughts and emotions you have when someone you love dies, then mourning is the outward expression, the actions you take, the feelings you express. Most everyone knows how to grieve. Not everyone knows how to mourn. In fact, our fast paced culture today does little to help people mourn. Many people become disenfranchised, some become stuck, others lose hope.
We know no two hearts ache alike. The mourning process is not a one-size-fits-all approach. There are no tidy stages in grief as was once believed. Grief is not passive either, it requires intention and action.
At the Grieving with Great Hope workshop, feelings are acknowledged and validated. Strangers become friends. Healing tears are shed. Things are learned and unlearned. Through the Holy Spirit, you are led to Christ, the great healer. You are put back in control. You become a bridge builder. And one by one you assemble the planks that are unique to your story. And when you are ready, the path is there that you built, and it leads you into a new and different life.
Grieving with Great Hope will not take away all of your pain, it will help you experience the fullness of it. This approach to grief is prayerful, practical and personal. It requires you to be an active participant. When you grieve with great hope you reach inward, forward and upward. Over time you come to realize that YOU are not alone. Over time you come to realize strengths you never knew you had. Over time, you see the end of one road is the beginning of another. And through God's grace, you find your way.
God bless you and welcome. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
John and Sandy
Good Mourning Ministry Inc.
Last updated 11.17.2015
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The Grieving with Great Hope DVD Series includes two actual sessions filmed in church at Our Lady of Good Counsel. It also includes practical teachings from John and Sandy. There is time allocated for 25 minute grief peer group discussions. This short video is from people who have been through the workshop.