Loving from the Outside In, Mourning from the Inside Out


“The capacity to love requires the necessity to mourn,” writes Dr. Wolfelt in this lovely new gift book. “In other words, love and grief are two sides of the same precious coin. One does not—and cannot—exist without the other. They are the yin and yang of our lives. What higher purpose is there in life but to give and receive love? Love is the essence of a life of abundance and joy. No matter what life brings our way, love is our highest goal, our most passionate quest. People sometimes say that grief is the price we pay for the joy of having loved. If we allow ourselves the grace that comes with love, we must allow ourselves the grace that is required to mourn.”

In this compassionate guide, Dr. Wolfelt explores what love and grief have in common and invites the reader to mourn well in order to go on to live and love well again.


“Your book was quite simply the most beautiful book I have ever read. It was honest, enchanting, and gave me hope that the rest of my days will not be so dark as they are now.”
– Megan from Ontario, Canada

Additional Information

Weight0.6 lbs
Dimensions7.5 × 6.25 × 0.5 in
Weight0.6 lbs
Dimensions7.5 × 6.25 × 0.5 in

ISBN: 978-1-617221-47-7

Author: Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.

Product Type: Hardcover

Number of Pages: 96

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