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Resources for Families Facing Terminal Illnesses

Has someone you love been diagnosed with a terminal illness? If you’re feeling the shock of a frightening prognosis, it probably feels like the bottom has dropped out from under you. We want to walk with you – this list might be just what you need to regain some perspective and hope.

The gift of learning how to grieve

I’m sure I would have seen the room filled with people we all loved, people who meant a lot to her. I lose my breath when I think of the way she rubbed my hand right up til the end, like she had always done.

Beautiful Battlefields

Bo Stern realizes life is full of fierce and unexpected battles. When her husband was diagnosed with a terminal illness, she knew she had found her Goliath. With winsome sincerity, Bo points readers to the battle plans available to us in Scripture―and to our God, who brings beauty from the struggles we face.


Hope and Encouragement for people facing cancer, depression, grief and loss, or chronic pain.

Going Through Tragedy With Kids

Hard times can be even more difficult when children are involved. Bo Stern shares how she has prepared her children to lose their dad to ALS.

Finding God's Blessings When Your Spouse is Ill

Laura Story shares about her broken dreams and how she’s found the Lord’s blessings amid the disappointments of life.

Christ and Cancer

God may or may not heal us, but he will always give us more of what we need most when we ask: Jesus.

How to Talk with Young Children about Death

 When a beloved friend or family member is battling a terminal illness, sometimes the littlest ones can get lost in the shuffle.

My Marriage and a Terminal Illness

I love September. This particular September day rolled in with the fully alive colors of the season as our mountains welcomed their first sweaters of snow and the orange leaves snapped to attention on the trees. The day could have been perfectly lovely. Except that it turned out to be the day war was declared.

3 Truths to Cling to During Suffering

Deep pain brings us to the end of ourselves, but these principles help make sense of life in the aftermath of incredible loss.

Remembering the Hope of Heaven

In a follow-up to our recent broadcast "Holding on to the Hope of Heaven," Pastor John Burke returns to offer encouragement as he shares hope-filled stories from people who have had near-death experiences and received a glimpse of the beautiful destination that awaits followers of Christ. John and Jim Daly's wife, Jean, inspire listeners to imagine heaven and hold on to the hope of eternal life promised by God.

  • Life is full of surprises, challenges and questions – and sometimes we all need help finding answers. Are you struggling in your marriage? Is your son or daughter involved in activities that have you worried? Or maybe you’re facing an unexpected pregnancy or navigating conflict with your aging parents. Whether you’re in the midst of a major crisis or simply a perplexing situation, we have compiled resources that can point you in the right direction. And remember – we’re constantly updating our content, so check back frequently for the latest and greatest resources.

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