"Where is the church when we desperately need support and prayer?
During our yearlong research study with parents of children with a special need, we asked them to describe their greatest needs and concerns. We were surprised that they identified practical jobs, prayer and caring relationships. These families are largely isolated, forgotten and spiritually alone. They asked us:
"Where is the church when we desperately need support and prayer? We have dropped off the radar screen of our Pastors and Christian friends when we really need them most."
Any family with a disabled member needs the support of friends and the church, school and medical personnel. We were shocked to find just how much these families have been neglected. more
Taking Corrective Action
We have shared our results with educators, clergy and medical personnel, and many verified it. Now we are going to work to repair attitudes and mobilize interested individuals and organizations to end the parent isolation. It is not too late to change. We have already taken some small but important steps to make a difference. more
Volunteers are Needed
Do you have extensive experience in :
website development and hosting,
audio visual recording and editing
social media, communications, writing
Sweeten Life hopes to develop a team of specialist who can help us move into the next phase of technology.
Are you one of many people who have been trained in Sweeten Life Systems' relationship building principles such as Apples of Gold and Listening for Heaven's Sake? Do you use this knowledge and understanding of healthy emotional living in your work, ministry, or everyday life? If so, we would like to talk to you about your success in using these principles and how we might partner with you.
For more information, please contact Andrea at 513-378-5209 or
Gary recently attended a great seminar on how to do estate planning when you have a child with a serious disability. Estate planning is always complex but when parents are planning to provide for a dependent child who will likely live much longer than them, the issues get even more complicated. The seminar was put on by Essex & Associates, Inc. near Dayton. The teacher was Bob Caperna, with New York Life, a parent of a special needs child with many contacts in the Christian community. Call him at 937-470-0046 for services.