Question: I am not a Christian, but I am wrestling with the claims of the gospel. At the same time, I recently lost a loved one who made it known they were not a Christian. I realize that if I accept the gospel  am accepting the condemnation of my loved one. It is hard to see the gospel  as “good news” in light of that. What would you say to me?

Resources: Here are several resources that can be useful in preparing for of following up with the conversation discussed in this VLOG post

  • Taking the Journey of Grief with Hope a video-based seminar that walks through the process of grief in light of the gospel.
  • Parenting Tips and Family Devotions on Grief (Parenting Tips & Family Devotions) a supplement to the “Taking the Journey of Grief with Hope” seminar designed to help parents have important, age-appropriate conversations with their children.
  • GriefShare a ministry with groups that meet across the country to ensure that you do not have to face the difficult process of grief alone.

To review the other questions addressed in this VLOG series click here.

Note: The VLOG (video-blog) Q&A is a regular series on my blog. If you would like to submit a question, it can be e-mailed to Summit’s admin over counseling at (please note this is an administrative account; no individual or family counsel is provided through e-mail). Please limit your questions to 3-7 sentences. This is not a forum for to request or receive counseling. No responses will be sent to questions other than those selected for a video response.

If this post was beneficial for you, then considering reading other blogs from my “Favorite Posts on Grief” post which address other facets of this subject.