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Rule 1
Check with your partner to see if he or she up to listening and sharing. If not, agree on a time that is convenient in the very near future.

Rule 2
Try not to do a lot of talking when it is late, or when either of you is tired.

Rule 3
Allow your partner to express whatever he or she feels without trying to analyse the feelings.

Rule 4
Touch each other tenderly while you talk. Feel free to hold each other when sadness overcomes one or both of you.

Rule 5
If your partner doesn't have much to say, accept his or her silence.

Rule 6
If your partner expresses anger, don't take it personally

(adapted from Grief Recovery with permisson of author, Larry Yeagly)

A Simple Prayer:

"Father in heaven,
I need Your help to puts these rules into practice. Grief is powerful and unwanted barriers come up that magnify the pain. Please give me the patience and understanding to comfort and bring healing to this difficult time in our lives.
Thank You, in the name of Jesus, the Great Physician."
"More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of

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