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Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Clinging to God When Tragedy Invades [Interview]

An Interview with Greg Laurie

In 2008, Greg Laurie received a phone call that changed his life. His son Christopher had been killed in an automobile accident.

Grief and loss can trigger cavernous pain in our lives. Tragedies reduce life to its basics and stir up questions in our hearts about life’s purpose and about God’s presence.

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Greg Laurie knows personal grief up close. In this candid interview, he shares what helped him walk through his season of sorrow—as well as the lingering loss he still endures.

Greg and his wife Cathe have been married for 38 years, have two sons, Christopher and Jonathan, and five grandchildren. Christopher went to be with the Lord in 2008.

Interview Questions

  1. How have you balanced family life and ministry over the years?
  2. Because of all you have done in ministry, it would be easy to assume your lives have been free of great pain—but that is not the case. Will you tell us more about that?
  3. How can we learn to live in pain or with a broken heart?
  4. In recent years, you have written much around the theme of Hope, especially recently with your recent book, Hope for Hurting Hearts. What do you say to those who feel Jesus has forgotten them or is aloof in the midst of their grief?
  5. What do you say to those who are in need of encouragement?
  6. What Scripture passages could you offer to those who need comfort?

For You

After listening to the interview, you may have some lingering thoughts. Perhaps some pain has surfaced, and you are in need of comfort and support.

I encourage you to leave a comment below. Let us walk through the valley with you.

Question: What has helped you make it through a tragedy in your life? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

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You can connect with Greg Laurie’s ministry, resources, and other works at

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