Love Never Dies Grief Support Groups are centered on the faith-based grief survival guide “Love Never Dies: Embracing Grief with Hope and Promise” by grief educator, public speaker and therapist Larry M. Barber, LPC-S, CT. Published in 2011 by Xulon Press, the book has been purchased by thousands of mourners, caregivers, and bereavement specialists in the United States and abroad.
Larry Barber knows grief all too well. In May 1993 his wife Cindy and two year old daughter Katie died from injuries suffered in a traffic accident in Arlington, Texas. As a widowed single parent he raised two surviving children, nine year old Sarah and 12 year old Christian. Early in his grief walk Barber cried out to God to send people and knowledge into his life that would help him and his children through his grief journey. In return he has promised that he would gladly share what God equipped him with to help other mourners. Since that promise, Barber has accepted a grief support ministry that has reached out to thousands who struggle after the death of a loved one.
Barber is a minister, a licensed professional counselor, and certified in Thanatology (the specialized study of death, dying and bereavement) through the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC).
He served six years as a hospice bereavement coordinator; fifteen years as a grief support group facilitator in Dallas, Fort Worth and Arlington TX; and nine years as the director GriefWorks (http://grief-works.org) , a free grief support program for children ages 5-18 and their family members, in Dallas TX. Barber conducts grief seminars, in-services and church presentations. Committed to sharing grief insights shared with him by fellow mourners, he is tireless in efforts to comfort and equip those in grief.
Through his book and Love Never Dies Grief Support Groups, Barber shows mourners how to lighten their grief burden by changing how they view grief.
Love Never Dies groups and seminars help mourners, caregivers and helping professionals understand that:
- Grief is the expression of love for the person who has died. Mourners do not need to be fixed, cured, diagnosed, pitied or corrected.
- Healthy grief embraces the loss experience. Grief serves a purpose. Avoiding grief delays healing.
- Maintaining a relationship with the person who has died is healthy and healing. Mourners do not have to “let go” of their loved one in order to progress successively in their grief.
Participants in the Love Never Dies support groups and seminar learn that in grief there can be:
- HOPE for today and the future
- PROMISE that the resources needed to get through grief are available
For information about scheduling Larry Barber for a speaking engagement or event, please call 972-960-9981, ext 108 or send requests to email@example.com. More information about Barber can be viewed on his profile on LinkedIn or by following him on Twitter @griefminister01.
THE NEXT LOVE NEVER DIES ADULT GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP will be:
Saturn Road Church of Christ, 3030 Saturn Road, Garland TX 75041
Sundays 4:00-5:30 pm, August 13-September 10, 2017
Register online at https://www.shelbygiving.com/f/?k=AGH3WPSUL7UON8OKor call (972) 805-5042
$10 fee covers purchase of the book Love Never Dies: Embracing Grief With Hope & Promise
Written by Larry M. Barber, LPC-S, CT author of the grief survival guide “Love Never Dies: Embracing Grief with Hope and Promise” available online at Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Love-Never-LPC-S-Larry-Barber/dp/1613796005 ), Barnes & Noble (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/love-never-dies-lpc-s-ct-larry-m-barber-ct-larry-m/1104364890?ean=9781613796016).
The grief survival guide is also available in Spanish as “El Amor Nunca Muere: Aceptando el Dolor con Esperanza y Promesa”
Both English and Spanish versions are available for Kindle and Nook. Larry is the director of GriefWorks, a free grief support program for children and their families in Dallas TX http://grief-works.org.