"Pastors are priviledged to offer ministry in the context of bereavement grief, but in this book Oates takes us into life situations where the significance of grief, separation, and loss often go unnoticed, such as divorce and employment situations. As always, Oates discovers nuggets of biblical wisdom and spiritual insight that ground pastoral care in the Christian tradition and connect caregiving with the faith of the parishioner."
In his creative pastoral care and counseling series, veteran counselor Wayne Oates shares ideas from a lifetime of ministry. Oates focuses on life situations in addition to death that can cause grief, depression, and a sense of loss, such as divorce, job change, or relocation. More common than ever in today's world, these events offer opportunities for personal caregiving by ministers, friends, and family members.