WHEATON, Ill. (RNS) — People look for spiritual growth to come from tragedies like the Aurora mass shooting. But science tells us that the blessings of suffering are often different from what people expect.
(RNS) — Accompanying children with cancer on their journey, an oncologist says, has taught him that we need show up for those who are grieving.
(RNS) — When, in the past two years, bestselling Christian author Lysa TerKeurst revealed her husband's affair and her diagnosis with breast cancer, she did what she's always done. She wrote about it in a new book, 'It's Not Supposed to Be this Way."
Critiquing the church has become taboo among many, but sharing our suffering may help you heal from spiritual wounds.
(RNS) It is the common impulse of people of goodwill everywhere to prevent or at least mitigate all forms of gratuitous suffering.
A strange illness sent Martin Pistorius into a vegetative state where, unknown to those around him, he could still perceive and hear everything around him. A decade later, he emerged to tell the story of faith amid despair.
Learning from the voice of one who was victimized by her brother in a Christian home.
"The suffering of cancer raises raw questions about God, life, and death," says J. Todd Billings. "In this context, theological clichés are not enough."
Child abuse prevention begins with a relentless awareness. Let's begin that journey now.
A powerful and transparent interview with an abuse survivor who found hope between 2 Gods.
Helping churches understand how to care less about reputation and more about victims and the vulnerable.
The popular author shares valuable lessons she learned from years of wrestling with marital difficulties, financial pressure, and a brutal battle with infertility.
(RNS) By dying at age 29, Maynard signaled that she saw no point in needless suffering. And if suffering is optional, then it might also be spiritually meaningless.
An interview with someone who can teach us much about the challenges facing male victims of sexual abuse.
Disturbing revelations involving child sexual abuse, a megachurch, and a 14 year silence.