Life's Questions

What is an appropriate response for a friend who experienced a miscarriage?

It is a difficult thing to lose a baby to a miscarriage. The road to recovery comes through a season of grief.

We all express our grief and sorrow differently. Each person moves through the stages of grief at their own pace. A symbol to represent the passing of the child may help some couples while others will benefit from a support group.

A helpful response is three fold:

  • Share with her and the would be father that you are sorry for their loss.
  • Make yourself available to listen if the couple would like this.
  • Pray for her and the would be father.

Being a friend means allowing others to express their emotions without judging or treating a person as a project. In Scripture we are promised the comfort of God's Holy Spirit.

Related Scripture

  • Matthew 5:4 "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted." (NASB)
  • Psalms 34:18 "The Lord is near to the brokenhearted, And saves those who are crushed in spirit." (NASB)

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Prepared By: Ron Piggott

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