People say, "Isn't it wonderful he's with the Lord," and you want to yell, "No! He should be here with me."
Spend a weekend with other women who have lost their husbands to death. You will be with people who understand your journey. Come share your heart and your hurt and be encouraged as we remind ourselves that, hard as it is, our God is able. Learn from women who are where you are, women who have weathered grief and difficult times.
Trusting God in Every Season with Gigi Williams
Although our lives may feel upside down at times, God sees us and has a bright future in store as we look to Him.
Discovering the Unique Message of Your Own Widow's Journey with Ferree Hardy
Widowhood is one of the hardest challenges a woman will ever face, but there is another side to it. That's what we'll look at. We'll see some unique messages that beloved widows in the Bible carried. Then we'll pause to wonder and ask ourself: What message might God hold for me? How will I find it? Do I even want it?
The God Who Provides with Janet Kobobel Grant
Finding ourselves sundered from our husbands by death forms perhaps the cruelest loss we’ll experience in our lives. Yet, even in this extreme time of need, God provides—not what we think we need, but what He knows we need. Reminding ourselves about what is true of God helps to sustain us through the grieving process and takes us beyond the platitudes that we hear again and again.
Wise Women Managing Money with Miriam Neff and Valerie Neff Hogan (Virtual)
We are Miriam Neff and Valerie Neff Hogan and we see a great need. Women need wisdom managing money today as never before, especially after becoming widows. We know that women make many financial decisions. Some struggle, some have excess. We advise women to become wise on financial matters, budgets, debt, investments and more.
Fact. Women today oversee 51% of the wealth in the United States. 95% of women will be their family’s primary financial decision maker at some point in their lives. Over 50% of women in the United States are single.
Another fact: many women lack financial confidence. God has entrusted us as Matthew 25 stewards. We’re here to help.
During small group discussions, individuals will have the opportunity to briefly share the stories of their own widowhood and glean helpful tips from the experiences of others. Encouragement, smiles and tissues provided! If you are not a widow and attending in support, please understand that the small groups are for Widows only.
What a refreshing weekend of encouragement and fellowship! Joleta, Yukon, OK
The Widow's Journey is always encouraging to me personally, allowing me to encourage others and also to hear from God on what He has for me at this stage of my journey and offering nuggets of wisdom that help me go deeper with Him. Anonymous
It is always encouraging to meet with widows and hear their stories how God is working in their lives and to know other women and realize God is not finished with us. Sylvia, Ephrata, PA
Enjoyed everything - especially the speakers. Everything pointed to God's faithfulness in the journey of widowhood. Top notch conference at a great location. Joleta, Yukon, OK
It's been a mountaintop experience - worship, speakers, fellowship with other widows - all excellent!. Amy, Gaithersburg, MD
This experience was just what I needed! I feel closer to God and comforted in His love that I truly needed at this difficult time. Susan, Ephrata, PA
My stay at Sandy Cove was so awesome for Widows Weekend!! The whole program was comfortably organized, insightful, inspiring and fun. The ladies I got to meet and converse with helped to 'make' the weekend for me. By Sunday morning's speaker and the hymns we sang, there were tears flowing.....It is Well with my Soul! The view from the huge windows as we passed from place to place was such a Wow factor. We had boated on these waters in years past, so to see it all again and the sun come out was awe inspiring and a memory instigator....so great! Thanks for all you did for me. Sharon