From the March/April, 2011 issue of Touchstone
christianity Acquainted with Grief by Daniel Boerman

Acquainted with Grief

Daniel Boerman on the Christian’s Final Word About Suffering

Suffering is universal. Some of us suffer from frequent illness or chronic pain. Others deal with the trauma of job failure, divorce, or mental illness. As we grow older, there come the inevitable sorrows of losing parents and spouses. My mother died of a heart attack at the age of 58 and my sister of cancer at 59. As I write this article, I am experiencing chronic pain that has been present for over two years. No one can escape the reality of suffering.

Since suffering is so common to our human experience, it is no surprise that great thinkers from different p . . .


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