Suicide: In those first few months after my daughter’s suicide I was in a fog. I’m not certain exactly how I functioned, and I think that is a God-given defense mechanism for those who are hurting. To keep you from feeling all the pain at once he puts us in this holy fog and so while you function I guess fairly well, you do so in kind of a state of surreal unreality. — Frank Page

 

 

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/05/frank-page-on-melissa-strange-suicide-a-fathers-lesson-from-a-daughters-suicide_n_3389433.html

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Q. Why has the church not dealt with this issue more?

A: In the Christian community, sometimes — not always — we like things to be in pretty little packages and everybody to be happy. Sometimes we’re not as honest as we ought to be, not as transparent as we should be. Sometimes there are churches that do deal honestly with these things and we need more of that.

Q: What do you say to those who believe that suicide is basically a ticket to hell?

A: Scripture does not teach that. In the Bible you will find that the love of God transcends those kinds of things. I believe that if a person has a relationship with Christ, it is a family-forever relationship.

Q: What comfort can you give to non-Christians who are dealing with a loved one’s suicide?

A: I encourage them to deal with the same kind of honesty and transparency that everyone should, to seek help from those who love them, to seek a support group. While they can get good help from family and friends and professional health care providers, the ultimate source of peace I believe with all my heart is found only in Christ.

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Q: What would you say if you could speak to Melissa now?

A: I’d say, “Honey, please come home. I miss you. Daddy loves you more than anybody.”

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Q: You could have kept your family’s pain after your daughter’s suicide to yourself. Why did you decide to write this book instead?

A: I hope the real reason for the book is not just my self-centered desire for healing but to help people who are experiencing this grief with family or friends or church members or co-workers. One of the big reasons is also to reach out to people who are considering suicide.

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https://curtisnarimatsu.wordpress.com/2012/12/07/great-ennoblers-of-wisdom-frankl-kalas-on-the-taboo-topic-of-suicide/

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