Grief

Being A Good Friend Reminder: Suicide Rates Go Up In Spring

ShareTweetPinShare+1RedditEmail So, there’s this myth about suicide– and the myth is that depressed or grieving people who contemplate suicide are most at risk around the holidays. Turns out, that’s not accurate– the annual suicide rate actually begins to spike right now, with the bloom of spring. It may seem counterintuitive based on what we’ve been …

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Rethinking Romans 8:28 (It Doesn’t Mean What You Were Taught It Means)

ShareTweetPinShare+1RedditEmail Many of us who grew up in Christianity were taught that life and human history is unfolding according to a master blueprint written by God. Every action that happens, every event, is carefully orchestrated by God. Some of these events have an obvious purpose full of beauty. Some of these events are unspeakably painful, …

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If God Is The Cause Of Our Suffering, He’s Kinda A Jerk (Just Sayin’)

ShareTweetPinShare+1RedditEmail Lately I decided to be more public about some¬†grieving in my personal life. This has sparked some great discussions, which was my hope in being more open and vulnerable in the public sphere. One of the most common issues that comes up in these discussions is the role of God in human suffering. The …

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How To Be Here, When *Here* Is The Shittiest Place You Can Imagine

ShareTweetPinShare+1RedditEmail Lately I’ve been swearing a lot. Don’t judge- it makes me feel better. I’ve also been thinking about Rob Bell’s last book, How to Be Here. When we hosted Rob on That God Show, I asked him: “How do you be here, when here totally sucks?” Recently¬†I’ve been doing my own thinking on that …

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