Widowed? Help is here and hope is possible
Do you dread the lonely days and nights? Wonder what to do with your spouse’s belongings? Feel like your brain is in a fog? Unsure of how you’ll go on?
At a Loss of a Spouse seminar you’ll discover:
- Other people understand and have found ways to make it through
- Why it won’t always hurt so much
- Reasons for hope
- Practical tips for coping with the death of a spouse
Find a Loss of a Spouse seminar near you
“I found answers at Loss of a Spouse.” – Bill
“It was good to hear I’ve not lost my mind. These things are normal that I’m experiencing.” – Carol
“I like that the video discusses what to do with your spouse’s belongings.” – Patricia
“You hear from real people with real problems.” – Charlyne
“Loss of a Spouse is very encouraging.” – Mary Lou
“There’s just a warmth of relatability to it.” – Carla
“It deals with many of the struggles that we go through and we think maybe we’re alone.” – Mary Lou
“It was helpful to hear there is hope to get through it.” – Carol
What to expect at the event
A Loss of a Spouse seminar lasts about two hours. Here’s what to expect:
- Video seminar: You’ll view a 35-minute video with encouraging, practical advice from counselors, pastors, and widowed men and women.
- Sharing time: Then you’ll get to talk with other widowed people about what you learned from the video. (There’s no pressure to share!)
- A guide to bring home: Everyone receives a booklet with more than 30 short readings on how to live with grief and eventually rebuild your life.
Meet the hosts
Michel Faulkner and Pam Lundell know what it’s like to lose a spouse, and they have a passion to help those who’ve lost loved ones. So they were delighted to cohost the Loss of a Spouse video seminar. Here’s what you should know about them.
Rev. Michel Faulkner
Rev. Michel Faulkner pastors New Horizon Church in Harlem, serving the economically and socially disadvantaged. He played football for the NY Jets during the 1981–82 season. In 2014, he lost his wife of over thirty years, Virginia, to lupus. They had raised three children together.
Pam Lundell hosts the morning show for Christian broadcaster 98.5 KTIS in Minneapolis–Saint Paul, MN. Her husband, John, died suddenly in 2005 of an accidental overdose, leaving her a single mom. Today, she serves on the board for the nonprofit Widow Might.
Meet the interviewees
On the video you’ll meet these seven men and women who understand some of what you’re going through.
After her husband’s death, Barbara wrestled with the question “What am I supposed to do now that he’s gone?” Find out how she recovered a sense of purpose and direction.
“Who, me? Replace the dryer belt?” Wait until you hear what Ellie learned to do after losing both her first and second husband.
After Fred’s wife died of breast cancer, he found a way to go through his wife’s belongings at his own pace. Perhaps you’d like to try his approach.
Malika struggled desperately with loneliness after she was left a widow in her mid-thirties. If you are lonely, you’ll be interested to hear how Malika combats that feeling.
Marisol’s husband died suddenly of a heart attack, leaving her a young, widowed mother. Find out how she sought support from other women in her church.
Rob shares honestly about the crippling anxiety he had after his wife’s death. In the video, you’ll learn what he did to overcome his fears.
Ronett’s physical, spiritual, and emotional weaknesses left her wondering how she would go on after her husband died of colon cancer. Discover the unexpected step she took to move forward.