“Do you consider suicide to be murder, and what does God think about it?” – Emma’s question to me on Episode 84 of the Family Time Q&A Podcast.
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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
After a short talk about Emma’s upcoming ballet festival in Baton Rouge, she shifts the conversation to a serious topic that is near and dear to me, suicide. Her question was whether I considered suicide to be murder and what I thought God’s view was on the matter.
I even share a little about how suicide impacted my life when I was 11 years old, just one year younger than Emma was when she asked me this question.
Regardless of how I answered in this episode, the bottom line is that help is available to those who suffer from depression. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a good place to start if you have a loved one who is suffering from depression.
I will add one caution that I didn’t include in this episode. If you are ending an abusive relationship and the abuser threatens to hurt him or her self because you won’t go back to that person, take the threat seriously and realize that you are not the person to go to the rescue. Many times, the threat of suicide by an abuser is a ploy to get their victim back, and it is common to see those situations turn into murder or murder-suicide moments. If this is you, get information on your former partner’s location, get off the phone, and call the location in to the police.
- My question to Emma: “Who would you like others to think you are?”
- Flavacol – What movie theater doesn’t use this stuff?! It’s used by 94% of all movie theaters in the United States. Well, I’m curious. Who are the 6% who don’t use it, and what do they serve instead? This stuff is popcorn heaven in powder form!
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Resources and Links
Do People Who Commit Suicide Go to Hell? Pastor Bil Cornelius, ChurchUnlimited, FAQ Series Sermon