Grieving Together: A Couple’s Journey through Miscarriage is a companion through the common questions, crises, and grief that arise after miscarriage.
My husband and I co-authored the book because we wanted to speak to both fathers’ and mothers’ grief after the loss of a baby.
We also invited other couples to share their real-life stories: first-time parents, multiple miscarriages, unplanned pregnancies, and miscarriage without living children.
The book gathers Catholic resources including Scripture, saints, official rites, prayers, and theological teaching that speaks to the toughest questions surrounding the loss of a child: Why did God let this happen? Is our baby in heaven? How could this suffering be part of God’s plan?
Grieving Together is a helpful, hopeful guide that grieving parents can use individually or as couples. The chapters range from practical to theological:
- help for the first days and weeks after miscarriage
- perspectives on how mothers and fathers grieve differently
- ways to navigate common cliches about miscarriage
- prayers for when you struggle to find the words
- creative ideas to honor the life of your child
- times to remember your baby throughout the church year
- hope for your marriage and future after loss
Grieving Together also speaks to infertility, stillbirth, and infant loss. We hope that it will be a resource for priests, parish ministers, hospital chaplains, and other professionals who seek to support grieving parents.
It’s the book we wish we would have had after our miscarriage. It’s the book we hope will comfort other couples and let them know they are never alone—and that their babies will never be forgotten.
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