GRIEF RELIEF MINISTRIES
Grief Relief Ministries offers live presentations by David Knapp to help those who find themselves at the aid of others experiencing any form of grief from loss. Whether your group is currently helping folks going through loss or they are interested in being prepared when the occasion arises, David can give insights as to what to say as well as things to avoid in the process.
David Knapp enters your world softly, and with deep wisdom and emotion he shares his story of loss. Ultimately, he walks beside you through the grief process to a renewed attitude of winning for the next season. His journey of authenticity has not been easy. He has loved and cared for not just one wife who died of cancer long before her time, but two wives. During that journey he raised and blended two families of eight children. He worked as an executive, with side jobs to supplement the mounting financial burdens.
You will learn that David carries no chip on his shoulder. He has a love for the family and a desire to share what he learned through the years. David is not afraid of discussing the raw emotions, but gives equal time to wholeness and healing to help those grieving be in a winning place.
- Loss due to the death of a spouse
- Grief from a job loss or position change
- Grieving the loss of a pet or best friend
- Helping children thru the grieving process
- Adjusting to extreme family changes (blending, losing a child, empty nest)
- Helping leaders in personal crisis
- Dealing with loneliness due to loss
“Have you ever felt uncomfortable in trying to help someone who is grieving a loss? Did you ever “shrink back” because you didn’t know how best to be a support and didn’t want to make it worse? Few of us know what to say or do to offer real comfort, that is, until now. Through his own heartfelt grieving, David has overcome, breaking down the process for us and providing a road map for anyone who wants to “be there” for a hurting person. Since loss affects us all at one time or another, this book should be a very helpful tool.” Brenda Terpstra Retired Teacher
Wilson Phang DM, PhD (Denver) Just introduced your work to Cornerstone Christian Counseling therapists and Grief Share group. Thank you for your ministry. Rob Heijermans (Canada) I read your book this summer. Thank you. I lost my wife to pancreatic cancer six months ago
Whether you heard David Knapp in person or read his writings, you will be comforted and blessed in your journey with bereavement. Because David’s own experiences with losses, he is willing and able to take you deeper into your own loss and at the end of the day, you will be helped in wonderful ways. Through the teachings of David Knapp you can be of great help to those you know who are going through the grieving process and aid them to end in a complete way.
David, it was a pleasure meeting you. Thanks for the gift of your book. it has ministered to me in a special way, changed my prospective on a long held opinion of how long a person should grieve. My opinion as I so strongly stated to you proved to be absolutely and totally incorrect. You have given me a new and better way to minister to those who have suffered a loss. Thanks and may our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ bless you and keep you as you continue this much needed ministry.
“David Knapp has put together a valuable and much need manual on how to help friends and loved ones as they journey through the grieving process. Especially helpful is the section at the end of the book that details what one can do to comfort and help those who experience the loss of a loved one at the time of death, one week later; and at intervals from 3 weeks, 3 months, six months and up to a year after the time of loss. There are tips covering what to say and do at the holidays; and how to help when those missing anniversaries and birthdays come around. Especially useful is the short guide at the end on what not to say when someone is grieving and what can be said instead when words are appropriate. This book will be a welcome resource, not just for minister’s and counselors, but in every family’s bookshelf.”
From sharing his grief journey with others to “walking the talk” daily, David Knapp communicates clearly what it is like to experience and grow through grief. David is able to not only tell his own story but can listen and empathize with the grief journeys of others. He has a gentle and godly manner that encourages and gives hope to those who are struggling through the journey themselves or who are trying to walk alongside someone who is. I highly recommend him as a speaker and teacher and am looking forward to the publishing of his new book, “I Didn’t Know What to Say” Retired teacher, administrator and adjunct professor who has recently lost a mother and a father and an adult nephew and who is a trained hospice volunteer.
“David is a great author and friend. Most importantly he addresses the most important issues for the modern man as a speaker. I am glad to have him on my talk show. “ Robin Stienberg, Edinburgh Napier University
I strongly recommend David Knapp’s Grief Relief Ministries for anyone that has experienced any type of loss or tragedy that resulted in deep pain and suffering. Mr. Knapp’s ability to relate, understand and communicate the process of recovering from grief is nothing short of a true gift from God. He also has an amazing ability to communicate with any size or demographic of audience in a way that is refreshing and uplifting even in the face of an otherwise extremely heavy subject. I have personally seen him communicate and connect effectively with audiences as small as five to as large as 5,000. He is comfortable and confident regardless of who the Lord puts him in front of. Please seek his ministry out if you or someone you know needs relief from grief.
Did your parents, your school, your church ever teach you how to respond to someone in grief? I have been finding that most people say no. Well here is a book to fill that gap, as we all need to know how to handle grief. I have found it most helpful in guiding one to know what to say and not say, and when to speak up or remain silent. John R. Cross GoodSeed International
I am writing you a quick thank you message for writing the book you authored on grief and how to handle it. My family was ravaged and touched by grief over the last 10 years following my divorce. The mother of my children kidnapped my two kids and fled to Alaska with them. Took a lot of effort by Law enforcement, Governor’s office and God’s grace in three states to find them and return them to me. Then, while awaiting prosecution for the act, Zach and Katie’s mother committed suicide on Christmas eve 2014. My whole family has been dealing with this pain and sorrow so bad and your book has been a big help in the healing process. You were most definitely guided in your witness. Thank you and God bless. David L Fooks
“I Didn’t Know What to Say” is a compilation of life experiences David has faced to get where he is today. Visit our Book page for more information.