Did you know?
-The average age of a widow is only 56 years old.
-Becoming a widow means nothing is the same (financially, socially, etc.)
-Widows lose 75% of their friendship network after losing a spouse.
-Half will not be attending the church they attended with their husband after one year of becoming a widow.
-One-third of widows meet the criteria for clinical depression in the first month after their husband's death.
The death of a spouse brings with it unimaginable grief and sorrow. God calls the church to walk alongside widows through this difficult season as they experience what can be the most agonizing pain in their lifetime. Through support groups and opportunities to develop genuine friendships, prayer, laughter, love and care, widows can be assured that they don't have to face their new normal alone.