“Never.” It’s a hard word for any parent to hear. He’ll never walk. She’ll never feed herself. Your lives will never be the same.
While the prospect of raising a special needs child can be overwhelming, Jesus Christ makes himself constantly available to the weary and heavy laden. Steve Viars helps parents of special needs children to be authentic before the Lord about their pain, guiding them in thinking biblically about their challenges and God’s promises. Viars shows how accepting Christ’s invitation leads parents into a unique adventure of sweet learning and divine rest.
Stephen Viars, MDiv, DMin, is the Senior Pastor of Faith Church (Lafayette, IN); NANC Fellow and board member; Biblical Counseling Coalition board president; instructor and counselor at Faith Biblical Counseling Ministries; conference speaker; and author of Putting Your Past in Its Place: Moving Forward in Freedom and Forgiveness. He and his wife Kris have three children.