Joni Eareckson Tada

A diving accident in 1967 left Joni Eareckson Tada, then 17, a quadriplegic in a wheelchair. After two years of rehabilitation, she was determined to help others in similar situations. Joni is now an internationally known advocate for people with disabilities. She is the founder and CEO of Joni and Friends International Disability Center, a best-selling author of more than 50 books, a radio and TV host, and a featured guest in numerous media outlets. Joni and her husband, Ken, reside in California. You can learn more about Joni and her ministry at www.joniandfriends.org.

Focus on the Family Broadcast

Becoming Messengers for Life (Part 2 of 2)

Joni Eareckson Tada describes how the weak and vulnerable in our society are being stripped of value and dignity, and urges Christians to stand against today’s culture of death by fighting against abortion, assisted suicide, and euthanasia. (Part 2 of 2)

Focus on the Family Broadcast

Becoming Messengers for Life (Part 1 of 2)

Joni Eareckson Tada describes how the weak and vulnerable in our society are being stripped of value and dignity, and urges Christians to stand against today’s culture of death by fighting against abortion, assisted suicide, and euthanasia. (Part 1 of 2)

Understanding God’s Plan for the End of Life

In a discussion based on her book When is it Right to Die?, Joni Eareckson Tada examines the dangerous ramifications of the “right-to-die movement” and “mercy killing,” and encourages listeners to consider how we can all demonstrate love and compassion to those with disabilities and end-of-life challenges.

When Is It Right to Die: Kim’s Story

Whenever I struggle with end-of-life questions – whenever it feels like my disabilities are too much to handle – I think of a young woman named Kim.

When God Allows Suffering (Part 2 of 2)

Author and speaker Joni Eareckson Tada, who has been a quadriplegic since age 17, candidly explores the question of why God allows pain and suffering, and encourages listeners to persevere in trusting God, even if they can’t fully understand His purposes. (Part 2 of 2)

When God Allows Suffering (Part 1 of 2)

Author and speaker Joni Eareckson Tada, who has been a quadriplegic since age 17, candidly explores the question of why God allows pain and suffering, and encourages listeners to persevere in trusting God, even if they can’t fully understand His purposes. (Part 1 of 2)

The Value of A Life Worth Living

Joni Eareckson Tada tells the story of a woman named Kim who suffered from Lou Gehrig’s disease and sought Joni’s counsel on end-of-life questions. Joni describes how she encouraged Kim with the Bible’s testimony that each day of our life can have an eternal impact.

Real Life With Joni and Ken

Physical and emotional problems can challenge any marriage. But with the help of God and good friends, Ken and Joni Eareckson Tada found the strength to persevere in their marriage.