People who consider suicide don't want to die. They want pain to end.
Many things lead people to suicide: pain, illness, career frustration, heartbreak, divorce, injury to reputation. Too often people wrongly assume that intense pain will last forever if they do not do something.
But what's more important is what stops people from committing suicide during their darkest moments. When they decide to continue living, things almost always get better--much better, and they're glad they chose to live. Almost always.
What makes people decide to live?
I looked around for articles on the Internet for testimonies from people who survived and what stopped them from going through with ending their lives, and I found many interesting comments.
Before Eileen and I got married, I bought this e-book and Eileen had fun going through it togther. And I believe it really helped strengthen our marriage. It helped us open up to each other, and one thing we noticed is that as we entered into marriage and ran into situations mentioned in the book, we faced them with little or no surprise or conflict.
You can save money by creating your own list of questions. Most likely you will not be as thorough. But it will be better than nothing. One way to cheat a little is by clicking on the link to the e-book to the right, taking note of the categories of questions in the ad to give you ideas, and then let that give you ideas for questions to discuss.
However, I am glad we bought the e-book along with his e-books on "Secrets to Blissful Relationships".
I am not comfortable with some of the emphasis on sex in some of his more recent materials or advertising materials. However, in spite of the ad, the e-book is exceptionally good, and I am glad we bought it.
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Focus on the Family and Casting Crowns have joined forces to bring some wonderful devotions to help us. My wife, Eileen told me about it this morning and suggested I put a link here on NoDivorces. And I signed up, too.
Fifty three years ago, a great man, a man who would be a common man but for tribulation of injustice, Martin Luther King, blessed us all with vision and a dream.
Like him, I have a dream, and so should we all.
Seven years after Martin Luther King gave his precious speech and breathed into our nation a hunger for justice and equality that we cherish and enjoy today, long after the tragic and cowardly act that ended his life, a new form of slavery brought injustice, theft, cowardice, and abuse upon some of the weakest and most defenseless among our nation's citizens.
The unjust law I speak of is unilateral no-fault divorce.
I Corinthians 13 says that three things remain -- faith, hope, and love, and the greatest of these is love. Yet, we all need hope.
People often commit suicide for loss of hope. Hope is a belief and a trust in future happiness, that things will work out for good. When we choose to stare at the negative things in life and when we focus on all the evidence that things are horrible and will get worse, it is easy to lose hope and become depressed. Often disappointments get our full attention when they are still fresh, open wounds.