People ask why God would let something so devastating happen. Parents struggle with answering their kids' complex questions about fear and death issues and even with letting their kids go back to school.
We want to help you with your grief, give parents tools to help their children cope, and show you how to help those in your community find a way to process what has happened.
Making Sense of Tragedy
Brady Boyd, the senior pastor of New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colo., discusses the fatal shooting incident that occurred at the church in December, 2007, and the healing, forgiveness and restoration his congregation has experienced since. listen now
Grieving is invaluable, and it's a skill that can be used throughout your life in many situations. If children understand how to grieve now, they can avoid a lot of unnecessary heartache down the road. keep reading
Seeking God in Hard Times
Psychologist Dr. John Townsend explores the idea that God allows suffering in our lives in order to help us grow spiritually, and points to Christ as the ultimate source of hope in dark times. listen now
Our licensed Christian counselors are here to listen to and pray with you, as well as provide initial guidance and resources to help you and your family.
Arrange to speak with a licensed Christian counselor at no cost by calling 1-855-771-HELP (1-855-771-4357) Monday through Friday between 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Mountain time. If you're looking to develop an ongoing counseling relationship, you can search for a professional Christian counselor in your area.
Nothing will eliminate the pain that you or your children have suffered, but there are steps you can take to help your family face those circumstances with courage and confidence. This downloadable PDF booklet offers clear brief tips for such difficult circumstances.
A practical Focus on the Family resource that can assist you in helping your kids talk about their emotions. Includes a full-color chart featuring popular Adventures in Odyssey audio drama characters illustrating eight core emotions.