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Rick Warren’s Son Takes Own Life


What a horrible tragedy…

Praying for Rick Warren and his family.

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7 comments on “Rick Warren’s Son Takes Own Life

  1. Deeply sad.

  2. Despite the fact that I oppose Warrens theology , as a fellow parent , my heart goes out to them over their tragic loss. All these things are for a purpose , so who knows what impact this will have on the Warrens.

  3. As above, being a parent of four children, I can only imagine the hurt Rick is feeling. It’s also a shame that Rick along with his family live in a false sense of security.

    • Amen, he and his family need a lot of lifting-up in prayer right now. May God wrap them all in His love and peace in the days ahead.

      As far as he and his family having a false sense of security, i can only go by what he has said:

      the author of The Purpose Driven Life affirmed in the interview with (John) Piper – a Reformed theologian – the belief that Jesus is the way to salvation.

      “Jesus said no one comes to the Father but by me. I (Jesus) am the way; not a good way, not the best way, not one of the ways, not a nice way. I am the way, the truth and the life.”

      What Rick Warren Believes About Salvation, Eternal Life

  4. Reblogged this on The Master's Slave.

  5. Christianity Today notes that Kay Warren went public in 2011 about Matthew living with bi-polar disorder, and other illnesses and crisis the family was dealing with.

    “”In the last two and a half years, our fourth grandchild nearly died at birth during an emergency C section. Seven weeks later, our daughter was diagnosed with a brain tumor and had to undergo 26 hours of brain surgery with a long recovery. Our daughter had severe auto immune disease, my mother slid mentally into dementia which made me the primary caretaker. On top of all this, our youngest child struggles with bipolar disease and has found it difficult to keep going. We have hung on by a thread of a finger nail,” she told a stunned audience.

    Warren said there have been struggles in her marriage to Rick, and stress in her walk with God. Through it all she says her walk with God has become stronger, deeper, richer and more intimate. “I have great family and friends. I am embarrassed to be in need. There is no big girl pill nor can I simply chill out.” She added, “When I realize because of God’s extravagant lavish love for me, and that I am his beloved, I can survive the painful circumstances that come into our lives.

    “We need to tell people that they are the beloved of God. In doing so we remove the shame, it removes the guilt over sins I can’t conquer. We are called to be messy with people and be with people in tremendous need. When you know you are His beloved and not God’s bother you risk it all for Him. People may persecute you and hate you but you know also how much God loves you.”

    http://tinyurl.com/bwtzkre

    I am so sad for the Warren family and grieved that Matthew had access to a gun. May he rest in peace and may God comfort and keep his family.

    I see that David Kuo succumbed to cancer yesterday. He was 44, and was diagnosed 10 years ago with brain cancer. He was in the Bush administration -Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, and wrote the book Tempting Faith, An Inside Story of Political Seduction. I remember the uproar when he suggested Christians (apart from voting) take a 2 year fast from politic.

    • Hi Bene…

      Thank you so much for adding more information to this sad post…God bless you for taking the time to share it here.

      Kay Warren’s openness about the struggles she and her family have went through and her confession (“I am embarrassed to be in need” and “…”found it difficult to keep going. We have hung on by a thread of a finger nail,” ) really touched me. I can understand that sense of embarrassment we experience when we allow others to “see” what we perceive are weaknesses. But as strange as it may sound, a testimony like this has the ability to help other Christians who are struggling with family problems and the emotional (and spiritual) pain which accompanies it.

      If we all were as open im sure we’d find that everyone of us are dealing with family situations (or personal struggles) right now…and most of us doing so silently.

      “We are called to be messy with people and be with people in tremendous need. When you know you are His beloved and not God’s bother you risk it all for Him. People may persecute you and hate you but you know also how much God loves you.”

      Amen. That was beautifully said.

      I see that David Kuo succumbed to cancer yesterday.

      I hadn’t read about his passing Bene, thanks for the update AND for mentioning his book. The book sounds like something i’d like to read.

      I’ll also be praying for his family as well.

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