If you’ve raised, or are raising, children you know that being a parent is arguably the most rewarding human endeavor you’ll ever experience.
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But, when things go sideways, parenting can be the most devastating as well. The loss of a child is enough to cause even the most faithful among us to question God. Today, we have a special interview with Kay Warren who helps us understand the crucial role that true joy plays.
We had the privilege of talking with Kay Warren. Kay co-founded Saddleback Church with her husband, Rick Warren – author of The Purpose Driven Life. Kay is also the author of Choose Joy: Because Happiness Isn’t Enough and Say Yes to God.
Losing a Child to Suicide
Losing a child is another thing that not only affects parents, but siblings as well. My wife, Beth, and I know that from personal experience. We talk often on the fact that America leads the world in teen suicide. This means there are a lot of parents that walk through the grieving process of losing a child to suicide. Our interview with Kay brings light into this tough topic.
Kay Warren and I discuss how to help a family grieving from suicide.
- Kay and Rick Warren’s story.
- The insensitive nature of the words “at least.”
- The power of silence.
- Why happiness is elusive and unrealistic.
- Joy’s crucial role in all of our lives.
- Kay’s efforts in helping families.
Conversation Starter: After listening to the program, did you discover new ways to approach a grieving person after a death of a loved one?
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