Sometimes there's nothing we can do but listen . . . and mourn with those who mourn. And that may be just exactly what they need. However, other effective ways to help include:
- Encouraging them to get professional help for physical and emotional issues,
- Offering helpful feedback (especially when asked),
- Loving them unconditionally,
- Pointing them back to God,
- Giving them a crown of beauty and a garment of praise.