Encouraging Individuals, Equipping Families
Change in life can be extremely difficult. Change challenges us because it conflicts with what we wanted, or planned, in the fabric of our lives. Some changes cause us to adapt or adjust in little ways; others alter the course of the rest of our days. Autism. Cancer. Chronic depression or pain. Mental and emotional disabilities. Loss of a limb or paralysis. Aging needs. Care-giving demands. Each of these—and more—affect the social, emotional, physical, and spiritual condition of everyone in the family. The grief is unsearchable, the losses are immeasurable, and the stress and loneliness are unknowable.
But there is hope.
The path of suffering often transforms people’s souls when they are supported by fellow Christians. Jesus touched those who were suffering, attended to the disfigured and discarded, cared for the rejected, and accepted the different. As followers of Christ, we long to imitate Him.
Insight for Living’s Special Needs Ministries is really about bringing hope to those whose lives have been turned upside-down. We desire to educate people about disabling conditions, to equip pastors, churches, and families with tools to serve those with special needs, and to offer encouragement and empowerment to those in need.
Special Words for Special People: Offering Grace to the Weary
Suffering is one of the most profound mysteries in the human experience. Whether it comes as a result of sinful choices, through the realities of living life in a sinful world, or by some accident or physical malady, all of us know the grinding pressure of pain. But there is hope and encouragement and grace for weary souls. Learn More
Interview with Ken and Joni Eareckson Tada
Ken and Joni Eareckson Tada talk about their new book Joni & Ken: An Untold Love Story. They share with honesty the highs and lows of their 30-year marriage and how Joni's cancer diagnosis and treatment renewed their love and helped them listen anew to what God was saying.
"Hope Beyond Dissatisfaction: A Formula That Brings Relief" from the series Special Words for Special People
(1 Peter 5:5-7)In an age such as ours—when looking good is more important than being good—who has time for humility, dependence, and trust? But if we crave relief from dissatisfaction, there's a “formula” in 1 Peter that will give us that relief.
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When God's Gift Comes Specially Wrapped
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Charles Swindoll draws upon Scripture and his own personal experience to discuss special-needs children and their place in God’s kingdom.