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Choosing to Live: A discussion about suicide and a Christian mindset

  • UWM Student Union (Alumni Fireside Lounge) 2200 East Kenwood Boulevard Milwaukee, WI, 53211 United States (map)

Have you, even briefly, ever thought about taking your life? It wouldn't be strange if you had. A recent survey showed that one out of twelve people ages 18-25 has seriously considered committing suicide, and that number has been climbing. We Christians don't often talk about this, but we should–both for the sake of our own precious lives, and for the sake of those who are hurting around us. Come to a presentation that offers hope and counsel from the heart of Jesus.

Guest Speaker: Kurt and Connie Ebert

Kurt and Connie Ebert speak to this issue from the heart; they lost their 16 year old son to suicide in 2008 and have been driven to the sufficiency of God's mercy in their grief. For the past six years their hope in Christ has moved them to offer a support group for those who grieve the death of someone by suicide. Kurt serves as a pastor at Christ Alone Lutheran Church in Thiensville; Connie is a teacher and mother of four.