At our weakest, we had no social script to lean on and no ritual to follow, because the rules for pregnancy loss have been different than all other types of death.
A Christian woman reflects on her journey of grief and loss—and what steps people of faith can take to save lives at risk.
‘All of us who knew him and loved him are keepers of this fire. It’s there, and it lives on, and it is something we can breathe life into every day.’
I can’t help but feel that these exercises in grief are turning us into the battered spouse who makes excuses for a violent partner and refuses to insist the aggressor is held accountable.
Infertility is not a traumatic event but rather a state of being traumatized, so the stages of recovery and grief become a way of life, not a stage of life.
Not being maximally risk-averse is sensible. But when the worst happens, we must find a way to live with the knowledge that we didn’t do all we could. No parent is immune from this.
At both the beginning and end of life, everything else fades into the background as the focus turns to what matters most.
These transitions are wistful and a little frightening. But after the year we’ve had, I greet them with reverence and wonder.
You are not crazy, nor are you alone. There are tons of us out here who have felt the same way you do. This is the opposite of what the pro-abortion lobby will tell you, but it’s true.
I am a fan of many of the celebrities who died, but it did seem a little over the top to say 2016 was worse than any other year. Then November 11 came.
Not all books are meant to be faithfully adapted to screens, and the movie adaptation of ‘A Monster Calls’ would have been well-served to avoid it.
Darkness reminds us of our own limits, the finite nature of our reasoning—and of the light that can penetrate even the blackest of moments.
Ben Domenech is joined by Senior Contributor Allysen Efferson on this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour.
Terminating a baby so mom can pursue a career is traumatic for both mother and child.
Why do we raise awareness about pregnancy and infant loss? Because once people know the truth, they can love others who are suffering.
These losses are common, but it can be hard to know what to say or not to say when a friend or family member experiences a miscarriage or infant death.
You cannot say one’s loss is easier or harder, better or worse than someone else’s, because you have no idea what they’re going through. Yet they—we—are not alone.
It seems logical for a person grieving a miscarriage to turn in hate towards those who choose to abort their unborn children. While this danger exists, reality is much more interesting.
There was my beautiful daughter on the screen, but next to her was the sac where here twin sibling had died. My great joy became intermingled with sorrow.
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