So, I want to ask a question about how a pastor should counsel a grieving individual. Specifically, I want to know what the signs are of an individual who is "stuck" in his or her grief, and what traditionally the church fathers, reformers, or modern counselors would recommend in such a situation. This is common enough to be not "too localized" but I fear it would not be favorably received either.
I would imagine quotes from Thomas Oden or any noted Christian counselors, past or present, would support such an answer.
I would imagine that the "signs of stuck in grief" would also come from the same community.
But would such a question be considered "pastoral advice" and thus be off-topic?