About Larry


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

He is an ordained minister, a licensed professional counselor, a licensed professional counselor supervisor and certified in Thanatology (the specialized study of death, dying and bereavement) through the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC).

Larry has a Masters degree in Biblical Studies from Abilene Christian University and the Center for Christian Education.  He also has a Masters degree in Counseling from Amberton University.  In addition he has a certification in Death and Grief Studies from the Center for Loss and Life Transition in Fort Collins, Colorado and Colorado State University.

He served six years as a hospice bereavement coordinator; seventeen years as a grief support group facilitator in Dallas, Fort Worth and Arlington; and eleven years as the director of counseling and grief support for ChristianWorks Dallas.

Larry conducts grief seminars, in-services and church presentations.

He is the author of the grief survival guide “Love Never Dies: Embracing Grief with Hope and Promise.”