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Site Owner
Posts: 16

Hey friends,

I have a friend who is really questioning their faith right now...

This person has recently lost a sibling in a very tragic car accident

and could possibly lose a step parent in the very near future...

I've known this person for years and know they have a great heart

but when ones faith is tested this way - what do you say???

Telling them it is going to be ok just seems so cliche'...


Joel Tompkins
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January 11, 2014 at 12:04 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Niki Kiestler
Posts: 2

Sometimes there's just no words for these situations...some times it's just action needed. Take them out for coffee, drop them a note in the mail just saying that you're thinking about them... There are no "right" words if you haven't experienced it yourself 100%.  

January 11, 2014 at 1:31 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Posts: 4

Niki's advice is great.  Presence is very important.  It might also help if you share a time that you questioned your faith.  Being in a spiritual desert is a very lonely place to be.  I have a book you can borrow if you like.  The title is "Don't Sing Songs to a Broken Heart" by Kenneth Hauck. 

January 11, 2014 at 4:20 PM Flag Quote & Reply
Site Owner
Posts: 16

Ladies, you are both awesome!!!
I thank you both for your participation as your insight is marvelous!!!
This is going to be exciting using this website and forum...
I can't wait to see how this goes!!!


Joel Tompkins
Website Manager

January 11, 2014 at 7:53 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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