Having a special needs child is one of the biggest challenges a parent can face. But the loss of a child is so inconceivably painful, many of us can’t bear the thought of it. Today we talk to a man who has endured both.
Today’s guest is Nate Edmonds. He is a musician, worship leader, and author of More Than All the Glories. Nate’s story is brutally tragic. He was living his dream as a touring musician with his wife, Dana. Life couldn’t get any better, when they had two kids, until Dana was suddenly taken from him by an aggressive cancer.
Nate’s story is a testament to the power of faith in the face of devastation and grief. Don’t miss this powerful interview.
Children whose father’s commit suicide have a 50/50 chance of being suicidal themselves. Today’s guest is Adam Schafer. He is a host on Mind Pump, one of the biggest podcasts on iTunes. Adam is not a dad, but he was the son of a father who committed suicide. Adam was seven years old when his dad shot himself, and the tragedy created a shock wave that still reverberates in his life today.
Our guest today is Brian Froneyberger. He battled stage 4 incurable head and neck cancer. Ten days after recording this show, Brian lost the fight and passed away. He was only forty-six years old. He left behind a wife, a son, and a daughter.
What you will hear today are a father’s last words. They are a gift to all of those who listen. No man knows how much time he has left. Brian bravely opens up about facing death, how it puts life in perspective, and what really matters most before the last goodbye.
Life is full of challenges. We all will go through adversity, death, loss, illness, or tragedy at some time in our lives. If we’re going through it alone, we might feel like a victim and cope in negative ways. How can we get away from a fear and hopelessness and mine the beauty in adversity?
The sudden death of a spouse is one of the worst tragedies imaginable. What’s even more painful to think about is the effect it would have on our children. How do we teach our kids how to cope with grief?