Should we be very honest with dementia sufferers in the name of truth, even if the facts will hurt if not devastate them? Or should we lie, to keep them blissfully unaware? This article explains how neither option seems to wholly show love for our neighbour, and that the gospel offers a different approach. It explains what it means in these contexts to speak the truth in love, to show respect and compassion to those suffering.
This article provides a helpful discussion on the relationship between suicide and perseverance of believers. The author uses Scripture to illumine his thoughts.
This article offers biblical data and advice about suicide, and helping a person who is suicidal.
This article discusses the Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why. It questions the trend of letting youth view the series. The author explains that while it is good to encourage healthy conversation on tough topics, we do not want our children to accept as normal the culture that the show describes and portrays. The article concludes by emphasizing to parents that their children need to know that they can face hard things and get through them with God's help.
This article offers ten practical suggestions for how to talk to a person whose loved one has committed suicide. The advice is taken from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and is not explicitly biblical.
This article offers helpful advice to pastors and biblical counselors for recognizing and addressing suicidal tendencies in counsellees. Some of the advice would pertain most directly to professional counsellors, but the principles may be applied to pastoral counselling.
This article uses biblical data to address the question about the eternal destiny of the believer who commits suicide.
The author makes use of a booklet written by police chaplain Bruce Ray to provide practical advice to those who have to deal with a person who is suicidal.