Picking Up the Pieces of a Broken Heart by Rev. Dale Roberts encourages grieving people to continue to trust in God in their most difficult and trying times. Rev. Dale Roberts encourages her readers to allow time to grieve over the loss of a loved one. She teaches that good grief must be experienced to be able to go on with life in a positive way. The society we live in according to Rev. Roberts believes that every situation should be experienced with a hurry up and get on with life attitude. However, she teaches that in order to be a healthy and whole person, one must be allowed time to grieve.