HELP & HoPE
Bryan and his wife say the diagnosis of severe autism for their son Matthew confronted them with the reality that the future they had planned would never come. In this conversation, Bryan touches on how he and his wife went into survival mode, how he initially thought the could “fix” his son, the spiritual struggles they experienced and the impact of Matthew on their other children and their marriage.
Relationships can be so hard and sometimes painful. Are they worth it? What are some of the pitfalls? How can our expectations of others sabotage relationships? When someone we care about disappoints us, and they will, what questions should we be willing to ask ourselves to determine how to proceed?
Bill Tell experienced severe burnout and depression without warning and he discovered he could not “pull himself up by his own bootstraps”. Depression was like the hand of a giant pushing him deeper and deeper into darkness he could not fight on his own. Bill’s honest account of this lonely and dark time encourages each of us to review the grid through which we live life.
In this conversation Sue Tell shares about her reaction to her husband Bill’s severe burnout and depression. After over forty years of serving in ministry, Bill suddenly slid into a dark pit of depression. He was incapable of “pulling himself up by his own bootstraps”. Sue describes how their lives dramatically changed and their struggles brought new depth to their marriage.
Ask Dr. Betters
In this episode Dr. Betters answers the question, "My child was recently diagnosed with an autoimmune disease at the age of 5 years old that she will struggle with for the rest of her life. I’m afraid it…”
In this episode Dr. Betters answers the question, "I have never seen my great great grandma so will I see her when I am in heaven??? Because I was only a baby when she died and now I am 13."
In this episode Dr. Betters answers the question, "I recently graduated college and started my first “real” job. Now I want to find my special someone but the dating scene, at least the one I was hoping for where you go our and actually…"
In this episode Dr. Betters answers the question, "Is Hell for real? If there is a Hell, how do I square that with a God of love?"
I’m so excited to bring you a second series of What She Said! Your response to the summer series encouraged me to recruit six more guest writers. Each one brings a different style and personality but the same passion for offering help and hope…
This is our last devotional in the Life-Giving Encouragement series and it seems appropriate for us to circle back to where we started. In our first week, Jane Anne Wilson shared her thoughts on what it means to be a life-taker vs. a life-giver…
Treasures of Encouragement
The desperation of the email deserved a quick response. A terrified grandfather needed help. His daughter was losing her battle against drugs so he petitioned the court for custody of her three young children. Instead of being viewed as a knight in shining armor, his grandchildren blamed him for taking…
Over the past few weeks the blog posts have focused on giving you a behind the scenes glimpse of how MARKINC Ministries functions. With that information in hand, I’ve asked you to prayerfully consider helping us reach a $10,000 Matching Gift goal. Last week I promised…
"Our son was murdered by a jealous man about two years ago. He was our only son. We are still waiting for a trial. I am a leader in the Christian community and people expect my wife and me to stand strong in our faith but we can barely make it through a day without questioning why God would do this…
A picture is worth a thousand words and I hope this picture will make the impact of my words even deeper. Below is a picture of Lee and her daughter Samantha. A few weeks ago I received a FB friend request from Lee. I typically check out anyone who wants to be a FB friend, and try to determine the connection…
What is #MARKINC?
Scripture is clear that we will all go through some sort of hardship or suffering during the course of our lives, (Hebrews 12:7-11, 1 Peter 4:12). Our mission at MARKINC is to encourage a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, to help strengthen faith in His promises, and to proclaim that God is sovereign and can be trusted, even in the broken places of life. MARKINC produces resources that teach about the sovereignty, trustworthiness, and faithfulness of God through the sharing of redemptive stories, lessons, books, articles, videos, blog posts, and more. Learn more about MARKINC.
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