“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
Unbroken Faith identifies the fear, guilt, and inadequacy all parents of children with special needs 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 “crippled” 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 2008, she began serving the disabled community as a special needs ministry consultant, equipping churches to become fully-inclusive faith communities, leading parent support groups, and speaking at churches and conferences. She is honored to partner with the ministries of Joni and Friends as a national speaker and ministry ambassador.
In 2012, Diane launched an online ministry, with a passion to comfort others with the comfort she received from Christ (2 Corinthians 1:4). Her writing has been featured in Christianity Today, Orange’s Parent Cue, Parenting Magazine, Dandelion Magazine, and SpecialNeedsParenting.net. She strives to empower weary parents to experience the timeless relevance of God’s Word applied to the gritty realities of special needs family life, and to view their journey as a unique opportunity for spiritual growth and discipleship.
Whether by diagnosis, a death—or the death of a dream— everyone gets “crippled” 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.
Diane and her husband, Eddie, live in the heart of Silicon Valley with their two young sons. Connect with her on Facebook or hang out here on her website where she blogs about being wrecked, redeemed and repurposed.