On Suffering, Comforting, and Grappling with Rising Suicide Rates

TGC 2018 Women's Conference Livestream and a Free Album!

The Gospel Coalition 2018 Women’s Conference is happening this weekend in Indianapolis! Speakers such as Nancy Guthrie, Jackie Hill Perry, Jen Wilkin, Kathleen Nielson, and John Piper will expound key passages from Deuteronomy. Not only has TGC made the livestream available at no cost, but they are also giving away a wonderful album, Holding Fast, which will remind you afresh of God’s faithfulness. Download the free album and watch the livestream this weekend!

Rising Suicide Rates: How Should the Church Respond?

Last week, many headlines centered around the topic of suicide as news broke of two famous Americans had taken their own lives—close to the release of statistics that reported skyrocketing suicide rates. During The Briefing this week, Albert Mohler said that “these kind of statistics point to a society that had better ask and had better ask urgently some very basic questions about what has gone wrong.” He offers a Biblical perspective in this podcast episode.

Finding God at the End of Ourselves

“For turning us toward God, sometimes nothing works like suffering,” Randy Alcorn writes. “God uses suffering to bring us to the end of ourselves and back to Christ—and that’s worth any cost.” Read this post.

Digital Discipleship Warnings and Encouragements for Parents

As the mom of kids ages spanning fourteen to four, Abigail Dodds is faced with digital decisions every day, and she knows how hard it can be to connect those decisions to discipleship. “What does it look like to help them navigate the digital world as tender saplings, not science experiments?” Abigail asks. She offers three warnings and three pieces of encouragement to parents making similar decisions in this digital day. Read this post.

When Comforting Turns Selfish

“Have you ever wondered why Christians, who should be the most compassionate people on the planet, can say such unhelpful things when hardship hits?” Anna Smith asks. “We have a whole Bible full of promises that God will redeem terrible situations, and these sentiments should be comforting; but we can often wield them at the wrong time, out of discomfort or fear.” Here Anna offers wise advice to help you comfort others like God comforts us. Read this post.

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Katie Laitkep

Katie Laitkep

Katie Laitkep is a hospital teacher, a seminary student, and a Lyme patient living in Texas, where God continuously sustains her through Scripture, dry shampoo, and Mexican food. She blogs her journey through medical treatment at www.apatientprocess.com with the hope that her words will be a picture of the Lord’s perfect faithfulness in chronic pain; for even in suffering, God is good.

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