Becoming a Widow
The Ache of Missing Your Other Half
No matter whether your husband’s death was expected or sudden, your loss is a total shock. Your world will never again be the same. You wonder how you can go on without him. And how will you manage the details of a life you built together? How do you get through each day when the grief feels like a tangible weight?
Through the lens of her own experience of losing her husband, Elizabeth W. D. Groves helps connect you to the rich tenderness of Christ’s love and daily provision for you. Firmly grounding you in his constant presence, she carefully guides you through the process of grieving and beginning to move forward with your life.
About the Author
Elizabeth W. D. Groves, M.A.R., grew up in New England and now teaches Hebrew at Westminster Theological Seminary. She had four children, ages thirteen and up when her husband Al died in 2007, and two granddaughters born after his death.
Elizabeth Groves, or Libby, writes on a painful subject: widowhood. She explains, “From the time we first learned there was something in Al’s lungs that might be melanoma, through his diagnosis, battle, decline, death, and the years since, God has been so good to me and to our family. He has loved, supported and encouraged us through the Holy Spirit directly and through the church, so that we have never for a moment felt alone. I hope widows will come away with a reminder of God’s steadfast, tender love for them—as shown in the big picture (sending Jesus to die and rise and break the power of death) and also in the little picture of their personal lives.”
Libby is passionate not just about Hebrew, but about other languages and cultures. “My idea of a good time would be to live in some other country for a year and learn its language by immersion, then move on to another country/language and do the same thing. At the top of my list right now would be Arabic. I also enjoy traveling and experiencing other cultures, so the two go nicely together. If I could ‘wave a magic wand’ I would learn Arabic and then go live with a Bedouin family for a year or two. Think what an insight that would give you into the cultures of Old Testament times!”
Wondering if Elizabeth Groves’s Christian books might be a good fit for you?
Libby has been deeply influenced by David Powlison, Ed Welch, Tim Keller, Sinclair Ferguson, Phil Ryken, Herman Bavinck, Fred Putnam, Charles Clayton, and most of the past or present faculty of Westminster Theological Seminary. If you enjoy these ministry and thought leaders, you may also enjoy Elizabeth Groves’ Christian books.
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