If you’re grieving the loss of a spouse, child, family member or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. Grief can leave us feeling isolated. You may be filled with questions but with few places to turn for compassionate and practical support.
After the loss of her mom, Stephanie Turney joined GriefShare. At first, Stephanie questioned whether or not a grief support group was really for her. “My sweet friend encouraged me all the same, and told me that I could just sit and listen—I didn’t need to say anything if I didn’t feel like it.”
“(Through GriefShare), I learned how to make an appointment with my grief. When painful or overwhelming thoughts or events came up during the week, I could put them away until Tuesday night when I could talk about them in a safe space with other people who understood. I learned that grief expressed in a healthy way is manageable, but grief suppressed or ‘stuffed’ is unpredictable and hard to control. I learned that grief is a natural, God-given response to important relationships, and that even our tears are important to God.”
On Tuesday evening, January 14, we will begin a new 13 week cycle of GriefShare at our South Campus—6110 S 99th E Ave (near 61st and Mingo). The group will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.
Each week the GriefShare group will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects who will offer practical tips to guide you through this challenging time while reminding you to handle yourself with patience and grace. Sharing is part of the process, but no participant is ever pushed to share past their own comfort level.
Participants can join at any time. Each evening is self-contained and beneficial. GriefShare alumni are welcome to join us again. Workbooks are $15. Please register at tulsafbc.org/sign-up or on the church app.
For more information on what to expect at GriefShare, visit griefshare.org