Completely Unhelpful Things to Say to Someone in Grief, Part 2

[This is part of a series of posts on completely unhelpful things to say to someone in grief. See the others here.] Two other options for titles for this post were:

  • Completely Unhelpful Gifts to Give to Someone in Grief
  • Plaques You Shouldn't See at the Christian Bookstore

Although, apparently, there are plenty of people who will disagree with me on this, as evidenced by the fact that my wife pointed it out to me in an actual Christmas gift catalog. I guess there is (and always will be) a market for bad theology, particularly when it comes to trying to console people. If there's a market for this, maybe I should try to do something with my scripture plaques.

Ug. As my wife said, "It makes me want to be sure I'm not the best."