Women share candid stories in “A Widow’s Touch”

January 12, 20173min2260
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“A Widow’s Touch” is a source of encouragement for the nearly 700,000 women who lose their husbands each year. This book is designed to help women heal during the painful grieving process, says Sheila Coley.

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Coley, who helped publish the book, along with Mary M. Hollis, says “A Widow’s Touch” is a candid collection of powerful true stories from over 25 widows, young and old. The two women founded The Next Chapter Widows’ Ministry, a faith-based support group in Decatur to help widows get through the many decisions after their loss.

Coley and Hollis say readers will find themselves in the stories, either as the widow, the family member, friend or someone mentioned. Readers can ride the emotional rollercoaster as the widows reveal lonely, frustrated, confusing, and victorious moments. A journey of faith dries the tears and turns sadness to joy, Coley says.

No matter the circumstances, widows need kind-hearted, gentle relationships to understand and be patient with them as they learn to accept that the person they married, shared secrets with, made love with, laughed with, been angry with, and a host of other scenarios is no longer here. A Widow’s Touch seeks to provide widows a special touch or connection with someone who understands why his clothes are still in the closet, his name is still on the bank account, and grocery shopping is so difficult. He left with things undone, children not fully grown, and not enough money to meet the needs. God has a special plan to care for widows. I Timothy 5:3 says, “Honor widows that are widows indeed.”

The Next Chapter has served as a support group to women for over 13 years. The group meets monthly in Decatur, enjoys an annual getaway, serves the community, and produces a weekly internet talk show.

Visit TNC at www.facebook.com/thenextchapter for book signings and other events.

For more information, email: TNCwidows@gmail.com or (980) 4WIDOWS. “A Widow’s Touch” is available for $15 at www.amazon.com.

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