Life, Love, and Loss
Ignorance and inexperience with grief, especially that which accompanies the loss of a mate, makes it difficult (if not impossible) to minister effectively to those trying to live after loss. These workshops raise awareness about the impact of loss. Hopefully, with informed insight people will be better prepared for the experience and more capable servants of those left behind.
About 800,000 people every year enter the experience of widowhood in the United States. Somewhere in the neighborhood of 15 million citizens are either widows or widowers. Someday many of us will face this event. Maybe we need to address this issue, don’t you think?
The subject may not be in our comfort zone but we need to think about it, study about it, and talk about it. Why? The co-authors of Getting to the Other Side of Grief (Overcoming the Loss of a Spouse) observe, “…those who have never been widowed barely have a clue to what the process is really like.” Widowhood Workshop is a ministry attempting to raise awareness about this life experience.
This workshop will be a blessing to:
- Widows and Widowers
- Married Couples
Widowhood: From the Divine Perspective
Widowhood: From the Personal Perspective
Open to Public. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Live Stream Available on our Social Media
Friday, June 4th
6:30 pm Life, Love, and Loss
8:30 pm Closing Prayer
Saturday, June 5th
8:30 am Registration (Coffee & Pastries)
9:00 am Divine Perspective of Widowhood
10:00 am Break
10:15 am Personal Perspective of Widowhood
11:30 am Lunch
12:30 pm Marriage After Loss
1:30 pm Closing Prayer
Sunday, June 6th
9:00am Praise the Lord…No Matter What
10:00 am What We Ought to Do When We Are Overwhelmed
About Dean Miller
Dean Miller has preached the Gospel all his life.
At 67, he shares a message of hope for widows and widowers. This ministry was born out of the loss of his wife and seeks to lift others and himself out of the depths of sadness and depression.
Miller served churches in Tennessee and Ohio for over 45 years. For 33 of those years, he ministered to the Hartville Church of Christ in Ohio.
A 1976 graduate of Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson,Tenn., Miller married Ruth Ann, his high school girlfriend, at 19. After 33 years of marriage, Ruth Ann was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and suffered eight years of decline. She died Christmas Day 2013 after 41 years of marriage.
After struggling to find himself and his place in a new world of singlehood, Miller began speaking and teaching on widowhood.
In 2014, he launched Widowhood Workshop as a part-time ministry with his family’s help. This year, he transitioned to full-time widowhood ministry under the oversight of the LaVergne Church of Christ in Tennessee.
Dean has three daughters, Michelle Johnson, Melissa Cere (husband Tony) and Deanna Johnson (husband Chris), and five grandchildren.