Suggested Resources to Care Biblically and Compassionately
The Reproductive Loss Network strives to build strong partnerships and provide biblical resources to expand care to those grieving. We have curated this page with you in mind, hoping we can encourage and equip you in the ministries you provide.
We are grateful for you and the larger community of helpers who make it possible to refer and refresh one another as we care for those who grieve. We can’t be everything to everyone, but as one body, we can increase our support efforts and offer biblical hope and healing.
If you have a resource we have missed, we would love for you to let us know.
Please note we cannot account for all the theological views and beliefs of each organization as they may unknowingly change.
Upon time of listing, we considered them life-affirming resources who provide biblical grief care.
Miscarriage & Stillbirth
Longing for Motherhood by Chelsea Patterson Sobolik
Aching for a Child by Deb Gruelle (also for miscarriage support)
Every Bitter Thing is Sweet: Tasting the Goodness of God in All Things by Sara Hagerty
Infertility: Comfort for Your Empty Arms and Heavy Heart by Amy Baker
Pathway to Peace and Joy: Beyond Infertility by Mary Hammell
Moving Forward after Abortion by Camille Cates
Forgiven & Set Free by Linda Cochrane (Women)
Healing After Abortion: God’s Mercy Is for You by David Powlison (Women and Men)
Healing the Father by Chris Rainey (Men)
Reclaiming Fatherhood by Jill Marquis, Guy Condon, and David Hazard (Men)
SaveOne The Men’s Study by Jack and Sheila Harper
SaveOne The Ripple Effect (Loved Ones) by Sheila Harper
SaveOne: A Guide to Emotional Healing After Abortion by Sheila Harper (Women)
Theology of Grief & Suffering
A Grace Disguised by Jerry Sittser
A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis
A Sacred Sorrow by Michael Card
Dark Clouds Deep Mercy by Mark Vroegop
Finding God in My Loneliness by Lydia Brownback
Gentle and Lowly by Dane Ortlund
God’s Healing for Life’s Losses by Robert W. Kellemen, Ph.D.
His Promise is His Presence by Glenna Marshall
In His Image: 10 Ways God Calls Us to Reflect His Character by Jen Wilkin
Out of the Blues by Wayne Mack
Overcoming Depression by Paul Tautges
Safe & Sound by David Powlison
Saints, Sufferers & Sinners by Michael R. Emlet
Shame Interrupted by Edward T. Welch
Suffering by Paul David Tripp
Trusting God, Even When Life Hurts by Jerry Bridges
What Grieving People Wish You Knew about What Really Helps by Nancy Guthrie
On Children & Heaven
Children’s Books on Grief
Theology of Biblical Counseling/Discipleship
Every Moment Holy: Volume II – Death, Grief, and Hope by Douglas McKelvey
A Small Book for the Hurting Heart by Paul Tautges
Grief: Walking with Jesus by Bob Kellemen
Grieving the Child I Never Knew by Kathe Wunnenberg
Healing After Loss by Martha Whitemore Hickman
Held: 31 Biblical Reflections on God’s Comfort and Care in the Sorrow of Miscarriage by Abbey Wedgeworth
Hope When It Hurts: Biblical Reflections to Help You Grasp God’s Purpose in Your Suffering by Kristen Wetherell and Sarah Walton
Loved Baby: 31 Devotions Helping You Grieve and Cherish Your Child by Sarah Philpott, PhD
New Morning Mercies by Paul David Tripp
Ours: Biblical Comfort for Men Grieving Miscarriage by Eric Schumacher
Quiet Assurance by Thelma Nienhuis
Take Heart: Daily Devotions to Deepen Your Faith by David Powlison
Life Limiting Diagnosis
Gifts for the Grieving
Biblical Counseling Resources
Find a Biblical Counselor
Assocation of Biblical Counselors - ABC
ABC exists to enlist, equip, enrich and encourage people everywhere to live and counsel the Word, applying the Gospel to the whole experience of life.
Assocation of Christian Biblical Counselors - ACBC
Speaking the Truth in Love
We seek to strengthen the Church to speak the truth in love by providing a quality training and certification process, a global network of like-minded individuals and institutions, and a source of practical and biblical resources for the Church.
In short, we seek to bring biblical solutions for the problems people face, upholding that the method God has given to do this is truth in love.
Biblical Counseling Coalition - BCC
The BCC exists to multiply the ministry of the biblical counseling movement by strengthening churches, para-church organizations, and educational institutions through promoting unity and excellence in biblical counseling.
Our mission is to foster collaborative relationships and to provide robust, relevant biblical resources that equip the Body of Christ to change lives with Christ’s changeless truth through the personal ministry of the Word.
All that we do flows from our calling to empower the biblical counseling movement to equip people to love God and one another in Christ-centered ways.
We pursue this purpose by organizing our thinking around one central question: “What does it mean to counsel in the grace and truth of Christ?”
Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation - CCEF
Restoring Christ to counseling and counseling to the church
The aim of CCEF is to consider how caring for people’s souls can be increasingly wise and helpful. This is sometimes identified as biblical counseling. We intend this not as a protected trademark but as a body of work to which many contribute. It describes the troubles we face, how those troubles are experienced, how God speaks to us during those troubles, and how we help each other with wisdom and love.
The Institute for Biblical Counseling & Discipleship - IBCD
IBCD (The Institute for Biblical Counseling & Discipleship) exists to strengthen churches in one another care.
We serve organizations and individuals who share a passion to see believers equipped through life’s struggles with the Word of God. We do this by offering training through our Care & Discipleship program, as well as offering counseling resources, events and free resources that are helpful to anyone interested in learning how to better help others.
We’re a ministry dedicated to biblically-based, Christ-centered, and clinically informed counsel.
We serve individuals, couples, and families as well as providing seminars and workshops for local churches and organizations. We exist and desire to help all come to know Jesus Christ and grow in their personal faith.
Abortion Recovery Network: RLN Episodes
The Impact of the Bible on Your Ministry
Tanya and Tricia join the Abortion Recovery Network to talk about the importance of daily bible study and the impact it has on our ministry.
Helping with Miscarriage Loss in Abortion Recovery Groups and the False Teaching of Self-Forgiveness
Tanya and Abortion Recovery Network discuss miscarriage loss and how to have that conversation within the framework of an abortion recovery group and forgiving self.
The Language of Empathy and Helpers Who Have Not Experienced a Reproductive Loss
The Abortion Recovery Network and Tricia discuss meeting women right where they are regarding the varying kinds of reproductive losses possible, the language of empathy, how we can care for her in a bigger way, and the importance of including co-leaders who do not have abortion in their past.
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