Adult Children

In families grief is unique and individual to every person.  As we choose to be empathetic, understanding and patient with each other, we can help the healing process and grow closer together in the midst of tragedy.

Recognizing the Suffering of Others When We are Suffering
The greatest indicator of righteous character is revealed in the power to discern the suffering of other people when we ourselves are suffering; in the ability to detect hunger in others when we are hungry; and in the power to reach out and extend compassion for the spiritual agony of others when we are in the midst of our own spiritual distress.

David A. Bednar

  From the Editors Desk

  1. A Chance to Grow Closer

    When tragedy strikes a family it can do one of two things.  It can pull people apart or it can cement them closer together. As families are patient and understanding with each other, communicate, and give each other time to heal, relationships can be strengthened.  Here are some success stories...
  2. The Forgotten Grievers: Adult Children

    “The Adult Children grieve totally different than any other group and they are really the forgotten grievers.” – Kent Allen Adult Children generally have they own lives that are fairly independent of their parents.  They are married, have families and are busy with school or careers. The problem with their...
  3. Delayed Grief and Grief Attacks

    “We can go through the grieving process multiple times.  Sometimes they last hours, sometimes they last weeks, and sometimes they may last a couple of months.” – Kent Allen Children and Adult can have triggers that can send them back into grief, even years down the road.  Understanding that delayed...

  Real Stories

There is no easy solution for helping someone who has thoughts about suicide. But there are some things we can do to reach out to them. The most common sources of pain for someone having suicidal thoughts are feeling disconnected from other people, feeling like they’re a burden to others or that people would be better off without them. Coupled with the hopeless thoughts that things aren’t going to change, suicidal thoughts become risky. For some, like Seth Adam Smith, the right words spoken by another can change a life. Seth’s depression caused him to attempt suicide. He was miraculously saved, and when he awoke, his older brother’s words changed everything. “You know, Seth,” his older brother said, “I almost lost my little brother. … I don’t think I’m going to go anywhere for a while.” While it may seem too simple, sometimes words of comfort, support, and love can be life-changing for someone who doesn’t feel needed. Sometimes those suffering with depression and suicidal thoughts don’t even need words. They just need someone to sit with them. They need someone to be there for them. They need to feel loved and valued. M. Russell Ballard counsels us not to judge, but to reach out. “It doesn’t mean you’re going to be able to heal people, … but we can have an impact in guiding people to some of the resources out there.” He reminds us that we can be one of those resources. “There is nothing more powerful than the arm of love that can be put around those who are struggling.”

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  1. A Daily Affirmation

    A Daily Affirmation

    I still vividly remember the night that I found out. I was on a mission for our church. I can tell you where I was, what I was doing, what I was wearing.(New apartment, on the living room couch, old EFY T-shirt and pink cotton pants. I had just finished...

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