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From the Desk of Father Rubey
Friday, February 16, 2018 by Father Ruby
I recently read an article that talked about the issue of “ambush” in the process of the grief journey. By ambush I mean situations where a grieving person is “ambushed” by grief during a routine experience such as grocery shopping.
From the Desk of Father Rubey
Friday, January 26, 2018 by Father Ruby
The month of February brings Valentine’s Day to the calendar and with that day there are a lot of conflicted emotions. For people grieving a death from suicide there can be a missing card from that dear one who found life so painful. Valentine’s Day is all about love and strong feelings towards loved ones.

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During the Intense Grieving Process
Thursday, February 23, 2017 by Rev. Charles T. Rubey
In witnessing the courageous grief work of so many adolescents and adults, I draw inspiration. Suicide loss can be counted as an immense, life-changing event for which no one is prepared. Such a fundamental loss means change, within and without, for the surviving person, couple and family. How can we enter into a compulsory change process productively?  How do we address our grief within a marriage or family system when our grief response has such a powerful impact on those who depend on us? 
From the Desk of Father Rubey
Sunday, January 01, 2017 by Father Rubey
As we begin a New Year, many survivors begin or continue on their grief journey. In the immediate aftermath of losing a loved person to suicide survivors are in a state of shock. They can’t believe that this loved one actually took their life. For some this fact can be very difficult to admit, the unspeakable act of suicide has happened to their family now. Survivors oftentimes walk around in a daze for a long time trying to figure out why and what lead this loved one to perform such an awful and destructive act.