HELP & HoPE
Andrea Maher experienced tumultuous life events that threatened to pull her under a raging ocean of grief, shattered dreams and hopelessness. Her oldest son’s battle with drug addiction ended when drug induced hypothermia took his life. Several years later, her youngest son made a decision that would forever change his life and resulted in imprisonment. How does a mother not just survive but find hope and joy when a tsunami of grief repeatedly slams her deeper into an abyss of sorrow? In this transparent conversation, Andrea shares her story as a means of offering help and hope to others slammed by life, who are holding on by their fingernails. There is hope.
Marriage can be difficult, but adding a child with special needs adds a new level of challenges. In this wide-ranging conversation, Steve Demme shares his passion for helping to strengthen marriages, and in particular, wants to offer help and hope to fathers. Even more specifically, to fathers of children with special needs. Steve’s special relationship to his son, Johnny (who has Down Syndrome) shines through in this interview and offers help and hope to fathers and others who longs to know God as Daddy.
Paul and Jill Miller welcomed their sixth child, daughter Kim, into their home in 1982. It became apparent at a young age that Kim was behind in her developmental milestones. Kim was diagnosed as having autism, a disorder that was just beginning to be recognized by doctors. Kim’s diagnosis not only created enormous stress on their family, but also isolated Jill as she learned how to parent their precious child. In this remarkable conversation Paul and Jill take us back to those early days and how Kim’s life has taught them life-changing spiritual truths and led them to fall deeper in love with Jesus.
A courageous woman shares her lifelong struggle in the grip of the lies of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Though typically thought of as someone who washes their hands repetitively, some people struggling with OCD have other rituals and some merely struggle secretly in their thoughts. OCD is a debilitating disease that affects millions of Americans and it is believed less than 10% seek treatment. Here is a look at the many different faces of OCD and how Gail’s increasing knowledge of the disorder and her faith have helped her begin to heal.
In this episode Dr. Betters answers the question, "How do we say that the Lord restored Job's losses when he lost 7 sons and 3 daughters? I understand he had 10 more children, but how could that possibly be seen as a restoration?"
In this episode Dr. Betters answers the question, "Why in Jeremiah 14:11, Jeremiah 7:16, and Jeremiah 11:14 God seems to be telling Jeremiah not to pray for the people? Is there a point at which God will no longer save me out of my suffering or hear my repentance?"
In this episode Dr. Betters answers the question, "What do you think of "venting"? Is venting allowed or is it the same as gossip?"
In this episode Dr. Betters answers the question, "The Devil was once a saved angel who was unsaved and so was king Saul--how do you reconcile that information with Hebrews 6?
Treasures of Encouragement
When tragedy turns your life upside down, how do you respond? When my life turned upside down, people ahead of me in their journeys modeled how to find beauty in the broken places. One of the privileges of my role in MARKINC Ministries...
One of the best parts of my job as Director of Resource Development with MARKINC Ministries is meeting and interviewing people for our Help and Hope audio library. Technology makes it...
I was seventeen years old and working at a Bible conference that summer. Housekeeping (cleaning up after campers) was my self-chosen job because...
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