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Category Archives: Suffering

Our Gospel Identity in Christ and Sexual Abuse “Triggers”

You’re reading Part 4 in a four-part BCC Grace & Truth blog mini-series on loss, grief, suffering, and Christ’s healing hope. In today’s post, Adam Embry addresses how mind renewal and our identity in Christ can help sexual abuse victims to address unwanted memories and “triggers” of past abuse. Continue reading

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Cancer, Denial, and the Sovereignty of God

You’re reading Part 3 in a four-part BCC Grace & Truth blog mini-series on loss, grief, suffering, and Christ’s healing hope. In today’s post, Paul Tautges introduces us to a new resource by Deborah Howard, HELP! Someone I Love Has Cancer. Continue reading

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Infertility: Grieving the Absence of a Longed-For Child

You’re reading Part 2 in a four-part BCC Grace & Truth blog mini-series on loss, grief, suffering, and Christ’s healing hope. In today’s post, Pat Quinn addresses the pain of infertility. Continue reading

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There Is Hope

You’re reading Part 1 in a four-part BCC Grace & Truth blog mini-series on loss, grief, suffering, and Christ’s healing hope. In today’s post, Bob Kellemen shares the “big picture truth that in Christ There Is Hope. Continue reading

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Robin Williams: Sorrow Behind the Laughter

Despite his phenomenal sense of humor and hard work to make all of us laugh, Robin Williams recently revealed the truth of this verse in Proverbs 14:13: Even in laughter the heart may ache, and the end of joy may be grief. Continue reading

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4 Things Not to Say to Hurting People

If you are a Christian who has faced suffering in your life, then you have probably encountered a fellow Christian who wanted to provide comfort and help to you. Some of them were probably helpful, while others…not so much. Most people, including myself, have said things that are unhelpful and have made things worse for brothers and sisters who are suffering. Here are 4 things not to say to people who are hurting. Continue reading

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6 Biblical Perspectives on Strength in Weakness

It’s human nature to detest pain, suffering, and weaknesses. Perhaps that’s why I find 2 Corinthians so intriguing. It shows how Paul suffered for his faith and responded to criticisms. By that time, Paul had planted churches and proven his … Continue reading

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God’s Strength Displayed Through Our Weakness

A quadriplegic son was not what Sharon and I had envisioned for our sixteen-year-old son, Matt. We brought Matt into our home when he was just three day’s old. This bundle of energy, now after an accident during basketball practice, would be confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life. The Ware family entered the world of families affected by disabilities. Continue reading

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Healing for the Holidays

Holidays… They’re supposed to make us think of words like “Thankful,” “Merry,” and “Happy.” We’re supposed to associate holidays with a phrase like “Home for the Holidays!” But… what if a loved one is not coming home this holiday season? What if death, divorce, distance, or family discord causes us to associate the holidays with words and feelings like “Loss,” “Depression,” “Loneliness,” “Anxiety,” “Painful Memories,” and “Stress”? Continue reading

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Giving Thanks with Contentment

As we gather around friends and family this year, in all honesty, many in our churches will find it hard to say the time-honored Thanksgiving family prayer from a grateful heart. Maybe you find yourself asking the question, “How can Paul say that he had learned regardless of the circumstance to be content (Philippians 4:11)?” Continue reading

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