Skip to comments.Tragic: Pastor Rick Warren announces son's suicide to congregation
Posted on 04/06/2013 1:53:51 PM PDT by Pyro7480
Rick Warren, founder and senior pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif., announced in a letter today that his son, Matthew, 27, committed suicide.
In his letter, Warren wrote that "after a fun evening together with [wife] Kay and me, in a momentary wave of despair at his home, he took his life." He also recalled a time years ago when Matthew asked him, "Dad, I know I'm going to heaven. Why can't I just die and end this pain?"
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Further reporting: Saddleback Church Says Rick Warren's Son Has Committed Suicide
Rick needs prayers to turn away from Satan. Rick is over the deep end.
How sad. Prayers for family.
God help us all.
I can only imagine the pain Pastor Rick Warren’s and his family is experiencing. My prayers for you and for them. May God give you peace.
“Rick needs prayers to turn away from Satan. Rick is over the deep end.
Why do people feel the need to post the first stupid thought that pops into their head when something tragic happens to someone else.
Show some compassion....
Very, very sad.
Prayers for his sweet soul and his family.
And the first stupid thing posted was what ?
did you read bmwcyle’s post?
Some much for compassion.
The surest quickest way to die and go to Heaven is to be killed for your Christian faith while professing that faith.
Suicide is very much counterproductive to that goal.
Compassion on the Internet. Al Gore, Internet’s inventor, is turning over in his grave!
I guess you should have put yours in “breaking news.”
I have lived with mild to severe depression for well over 10 years.
Thoughts of suicide are nothing new to me.
Slamming my car into a bridge at 120 mph.
Jumping from my 20th floor balcony.
My faith is the only thing that keeps me alive.
It’s best not to comment on the state of the Warrens’ hearts or home. Unless you’ve got cameras and microphones hidden throughout their house, you’re just guessing.
The most faithful Christian families get pounded spiritually. We would all be wise to let God be their judge.
Endorsing this whole Chrislam idea is the real problem going on here with Rick.
A guy I used to know and help is setting himself up as a public speaker, New Age type, has published two books, which I helped him edit, surprising myself by avoiding to judge their content while we were doing it, and he’s now a guru to help you with relationships, personal and business. Website, videos, national speaker’s bureau. When I knew him, not quite two years ago, and he was writing these books, or rather one book, that somehow gave birth to two books, he was going through serious family problems, foreign born wife with the typical for such women high expectations that he wasn’t able to meet, small child, small income. And now? Are those problems over? I hope so, but somehow I doubt it.
At times we forget to love ourselves. Keep your good faith and love yourself as God loves you.
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