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The Word for Today 2024

Navigating life’s losses (3)

‘A time to gain, and a time to lose.’ Ecclesiastes 3:6 NKJV

How can we help children navigate life’s losses? 1) Don’t underestimate their capacity for grief. Children are often the forgotten grievers. Their pain is real and intense; recognise and validate it. 2) Don’t avoid talking about the loss when they’re present. Excluding them from adults in mourning denies them the opportunity for support and increased understanding of their loss. Include them in the family’s collective grief experience. 3) Encourage them to share their feelings about the loss. Teach them that being real is more important than being strong, and confirm that their feelings matter. Very young children have a limited understanding of the meaning, permanence, and irreversibility of death. They can only talk about it briefly and concretely. Older children understand its meaning and should be encouraged to talk about it. 4) Make allowance for each child’s personality. Our personality determines our grieving style. Introverted children may need their own space; extroverted ones may need to be verbal and sociable. Dependent children need strong adults around them; independent ones can handle a lot on their own. 5) Communicate realistically with them. Adults often use language that confuses children. ‘Your dad has gone home…fallen asleep…passed away…gone to his rest,’ etc. Speaking of death as the end of this physical life is Biblical, clarifies the significance of the loss, and allows children to ask questions that matter to them. Your children can handle loss, and they can understand that everlasting life is God’s great solution, and one day we will join our loved ones in heaven (see John 14:2–3).

SoulFood: Exo 20:15, Josh 7:1-26, Tit 2:6-10, Eph 4:28

The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright ©

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GOOD NEWS

The 2024 edition of The Word for Today will soon be available.  It has just arrived in Samoa. So now is a good time to be in touch to reserve your copy.

We are very happy to give you a copy without charge but of course, we would be grateful for any donation from you. It is by working together that we can continue to supply these books without charge to everyone.  You can donate in person, Bank deposit or securely online by Credit Card. See here for details

Thank you too for praying for our ministry

Weather Today in Samoa

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On air in Apia on 95.1 FM

and Apia on 103.1FM

Even if you’re not near one of our stations you can listen to Laufou O Le Talalelei now with our internet stream. Simply click the Listen Live button. Uses approx 60Mb/hour

the word for today

Navigating life’s losses (3)

‘A time to gain, and a time to lose.’ Ecclesiastes 3:6 NKJV

How can we help children navigate life’s losses? 1) Don’t underestimate their capacity for grief. Children are often the forgotten grievers. Their pain is real and intense; recognise and validate it. 2) Don’t avoid talking about the loss when they’re present. Excluding them from adults in mourning denies them the opportunity for support and increased understanding of their loss. Include them in the family’s collective grief experience. 3) Encourage them to share their feelings about the loss. Teach them that being real is more important than being strong, and confirm that their feelings matter. Very young children have a limited understanding of the meaning, permanence, and irreversibility of death. They can only talk about it briefly and concretely. Older children understand its meaning and should be encouraged to talk about it. 4) Make allowance for each child’s personality. Our personality determines our grieving style. Introverted children may need their own space; extroverted ones may need to be verbal and sociable. Dependent children need strong adults around them; independent ones can handle a lot on their own. 5) Communicate realistically with them. Adults often use language that confuses children. ‘Your dad has gone home…fallen asleep…passed away…gone to his rest,’ etc. Speaking of death as the end of this physical life is Biblical, clarifies the significance of the loss, and allows children to ask questions that matter to them. Your children can handle loss, and they can understand that everlasting life is God’s great solution, and one day we will join our loved ones in heaven (see John 14:2–3).

SoulFood: Exo 20:15, Josh 7:1-26, Tit 2:6-10, Eph 4:28

The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright ©

The Word for Today 2024 Samoa cover

GOOD NEWS

The 2024 edition of The Word for Today will soon be available.  It is printed and currently on the way to Samoa. So now is a good time to be in touch to reserve a copy.

We are very happy to give you a copy without charge but of course, we would be grateful for any donation from you. It is by working together that we can continue to supply these books without charge to everyone.  You can donate in person, Bank deposit or securely online by Credit Card. See here for details

Thank you too for praying for our ministry

Listen to our partner youth radio station

Uses data: approx 58Mb per hour of listening

Join our team as they bring you the latest and best Christian music and teaching from Samoa and around the world!

Weather Today in Samoa

Latest News

The Word for Today for 2022

We now have the 2022 edition of this very popular devotional available. Don't miss out, pop in to see us at our studios to get your copy. And thank you for praying for our ministry - we cant do it without your prayer and financial support.

What Can We Learn From the Persecuted Church?

While how we attend church on a weekly basis is looking a little different during the Coronavirus crisis, there are some amazing organisations out there helping people make it easier for Christians to fellowship together in small groups in homes. While Christians in...

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