Love, Grief and My Black Friends

Confession: I am terrified of all conversations surrounding race and culture. When things pop up in my newsfeed having to do with Ferguson, the Confederate Flag or Black Lives Matter, I feel immediately paralyzed.

But in my newsfeed I don’t just see politics and race discussions. I see immense grief. While I still feel insufficient in my ability to talk politics, I have learned a thing or two about grief. 

Here are 5 lessons I have learned about grief that have proven helpful to me in overcoming my paralysis in talking about race…

Read more from Kelly Joiner in her article, "5 Lessons on Grief That Help Me Love My Black Friends."

Find more articles about race, ethnicity and the Christian faith on InterVarsity’s Multiethnic Ministries Blog.