“Our son was cognitively disabled; I was now spiritually crippled.
Both of us needed urgent and intensive intervention. But therapists only came for him.”
~ Unbroken Faith: Spiritual Recovery for the Special-Needs Parent, p.40
When a parent hears that their child has a disability, hearts and hopes are broken. But faith doesn’t have to be. Diane Dokko Kim comes alongside families as a fellow special-needs parent to help reconcile the premise of a good God with the gritty realities of raising a child with disability.
Unbroken Faith identifies the fear, guilt, and inadequacy all parents of children with disabilities experience. Rather than apply pat answers to deep wounds, Unbroken Faith tackles, head-on, the core struggles and conflicted emotions all special needs parents stumble over. It courageously articulates the deep-seated, unspoken doubts and fears families may have, but are afraid to voice:
“Why my child? Why us? This is not the way it’s supposed to be!”
“Why won’t God fix this? Doesn’t He care?”
“I’m the wrong parent for this child. I’m not qualified.”
“No one understands what I’m going through.”
“I can never die. What will happen to my child?”
Grace allows room for doubt, fear, and even anger. Unbroken Faith’s Biblical application and encouragement helps readers understand that they are not alone, that God gets it, and that the Bible is entirely relevant to the raw and messy yet hallowed spaces of special needs parenting.
Whether by diagnosis, disillusionment, a death—or the death of a dream— everyone gets “disabled” by something. No one is exempt from the jagged edges of a broken planet. All believers struggle to reconcile faith with disappointment. Sin and brokenness may steal, kill, and destroy, indiscriminately. But no matter the spiritual diagnosis, Jesus is an equal opportunity Healer and Redeemer.
For more information, Introducing, Unbroken Faith: Spiritual Recovery for the Special-Needs Parent
Kim courageously articulates deep-seated, unspoken doubts and fears you may have but are afraid to voice: Will my child still have a full life? Can I do this? Where is God in all this? As you are adjusting to your new normal, Kim’s biblical-based encouragement will help you understand that you are not alone, that God gets it, and that God’s Word is entirely relevant to the raw and messy yet hallowed spaces of special needs parenting.
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About the author, Diane Dokko Kim
In 2004, Diane’s first son was diagnosed at age two with autism –and subsequent, additional diagnoses– triggering profound personal, professional and spiritual crises.
In 2008, with the comfort she received from Christ (2 Corinthians 1:4), she began serving as a disability ministry consultant and partnering with Joni and Friends as a national speaker and ministry ambassador. In 2018, she joined the leadership team of the Silicon Valley Disability Ministry Network and co-founded the Disability Ministry Conference of Northern California.
Diane’s passion is for struggling families to experience the timeless relevance of God’s Word applied to the gritty realities of life, and to reframe the journey as a unique opportunity for spiritual growth and discipleship.
Whether by diagnosis, a death—or the death of a dream— everyone gets “disabled” by something. No one escapes the jagged edges of a broken planet, unscathed. All believers struggle to reconcile faith with disappointment. Sin and brokenness may steal, kill, and destroy indiscriminately. But Jesus is an equal opportunity Healer and Redeemer.