Posts in Death
How Can We Save Our Loved Ones?

In this episode Dr. Betters answers the question, "Hi my brother grew up Christian, and went to college to be a pastor. During those years he struggled with alcoholism. He prayed to God to help him conquer that but he felt betrayed by God because he struggled with it for many more years and even gave up trying to preach. He now says that he doesn't even believe in God because if he really existed he would have taken that from him. He then takes it further and says he can't believe in a God who lets children and babies and even adults suffer, all the while keeping their neighbor safe. How can I try and bring him back to God other than praying for him?"

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Do animals go to heaven?

In this episode, Dr. Betters answers the question, "I am animal lover! My pets are truly part of my family. My precious dog Buster is 14 years old and his health is beginning decline pretty rapidly. It just breaks my heart to think he will soon no longer be here with me. Do you believe pets have souls? Do animals go to heaven?"

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How do I deal with the death of my son?

In this episode Dr. Betters answers the question, "I'm working through Bible Study your wife wrote, Treasures to Encouragement. It is helping me with the lose of our 22 year old son Cameron who was hit head on and killed by a heavily drunk and drugged driver who was 11 months to day older than our Cameron. My husband and I have been married 24 years and have 3 children...We are all struggling...Any words of wisdom? How do we show appreciation to God for giving us the honor to raise such a great son? The pain of not having Cameron"s presence here is unbearable. It is difficult to function or feel that's ok to ever be happy again. How does our family figure out what to do? We have always been extremely close family. How do we help all the others that are struggling with the lose of Cameron too?"

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"My wife of 41 years died...Is it wrong for me to pray to die too?

In this episode Dr. Betters answers the question, "I lost my wife of 41 years this year on February 19th. My life is so empty I love God even though I don't understand why she had to die from stage 4 colon cancer. I was mad at God for taking her I have asked him for forgiveness and thanked him for giving us 41 years of a perfect marriage. My question is: Is it wrong for me to ask him to bring me home now also?"

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