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Call to Prayer and Solidarity: Pastor Rick Warrens' Son Has Died From Suicide

Discussion in 'One Bread, One Body - Catholic' started by Michie, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. Michie

    Michie Perch Perkins. Catholic reporter. ;) Supporter

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    Continued- Call to Prayer and Solidarity: Pastor Rick Warrens' Son Has Died From Suicide - U.s. - Catholic Online:crossrc:
     
  2. Fantine

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    Prayers for the Warrens.

    I have always liked Warren's practical spirituality (reminded me of some rabbis I've known). He did a great job relating faith to life.

    I've attended Celebrate Recovery (a program started by Saddleback Church) to deal with co-dependency for about a year. (This is a program for all sorts of "hurts, hang-ups, and addictions" that relates the eight principles--the Beatitudes--to the twelve steps.) I too have a child who struggles with emotional problems.

    After a suicide I think that those closest to the deceased often deal with harrowing guilt. The Warrens' transparency will help to reassure them that yes, you can do everything right and still not fix the pain that drove your loved one to such desperate measures. It's not your fault.
     
  3. benedictaoo

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    Mental illness and addiction which go hand and hand IMO, is truly an epidemic that it killing us off. It isn't guns people. Its illness and drugs. I feel bad for him.
     
  4. Michie

    Michie Perch Perkins. Catholic reporter. ;) Supporter

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    The mysterious joy of Rick Warren's son...

    I know very little about Pastor Rick Warren, and nothing at all about his son, Matthew. Since I learned of Matthew’s suicide last night, however, I have thought of little else. When this kind of high-profile act of self-destruction happens, we pretend to search for answers for a time.
     
  5. Michie

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    The mysterious joy of Rick Warren's son...

    I know very little about Pastor Rick Warren, and nothing at all about his son, Matthew. Since I learned of Matthew’s suicide last night, however, I have thought of little else. When this kind of high-profile act of self-destruction happens, we pretend to search for answers for a time.
     
  6. Winter

    Winter Jesus, let it be ok

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    I was sorry to hear this. Prayers for the Warrens.
     
  7. JimR-OCDS

    JimR-OCDS God Cannot Be Grasped, Except Through Love It's My Birthday!

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    I've always liked Pastor Rick Warren.

    I like his tolerance of people of all faiths, which is rare with many evangelists.

    I pray for Pastor Warren and his family. :prayer:

    It must be a tough time for them.


    Jim
     
  8. JoyToTheWhirled

    JoyToTheWhirled Going where I'm led

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    tremendously sad. Mental illness is no respecter of persons.
     
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