A process for the development of a lay-designed and led program of ongoing ministry with women who are widows
Richard J Rimert
There are several issues that impact the experience of women who are widows. This dissertation provides a theoretical examination of these issues, including the biblical treatment of widows, sexuality and intimacy, age, and the place of widows in the church. A group of women, most of whom are widows, examined these issues. Following their consideration of these issues, this group designed and developed an ongoing ministry program with widows. The process used to examine these issues and develop the ministry program is described in this dissertation. The final section discusses the learnings, conclusions, and suggestions for future consideration that resulted from this study.