In this interview Pastor Rick Warren’s wife, Kay, speaks honestly about her lifelong struggle with depression, losing a son to suicide, and finding joy and hope through life’s darkest struggles. Kay offers hands-on direction for supporting individuals struggling with mental health challenges.
Tell us about the loss of your son Matthew.
Why is it essential that we begin talking about the problem of depression?
How did an old Bible study become the theme of your new book?
How can we choose to be joyful even in the midst of grief?
Why must churches fill the gaps in caring for grieving people?
Tell us about your acrostic that gives tips on how a church can be more effective at ministering to hurting people.
How can being open about our own pains and losses help free up others to deal with their own grief?
Why are times of emotional darkness useful for spiritual growth?
What words should we absolutely never say to someone grieving a loss?
What can we say to the person who is struggling with spiritual darkness?