The pain of grief cannot - or should not - be minimised. The grieving process cannot be rushed. But this Easter - whoever we have lost, whatever our experience of grief - let us also remember hope.
Miscarriage has long been a painful path that many have walked alone. Wonderfully, this seems to be changing in the church and in society.
What comfort does the Bible offer and what sort of communities does it command us to be?
The bond of a parent with an unborn child is extraordinarily strong; the loss of a baby in miscarriage uniquely difficult to bear. As a church our response is often to take round meals and to pray. What else might we do?