Helping churches care: expressing grief in Protestant Evangelical churches
Cindy R Wallace
The researcher used qualitative methods to analyze the grief experiences of Protestant Evangelical church members to explore what part their church played in providing grief support. Open-ended interviews were conducted with five people with diverse grief experiences from the Protestant Evangelical, specifically Baptist, faith tradition. The results of the study found that most people depended on family and close friends as their primary source of support. Some felt supported by their church, but most felt church members were uncomfortable with discussions about their grief. All agreed their faith in God continues to help them in their grief.
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