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Medical Directives and Some Misunderstandings

Medical Directives and Some Misunderstandings

Medical directives give directions in health care decision-making in anticipation of the possibility that the patient will be unable ...
Luther’s Handbook on Dying

Luther’s Handbook on Dying

The Gospel prepares you to die well. We prepare for death by going to the very place where death is defeated, where time stops, and ...
I Want to Burden My Loved Ones

I Want to Burden My Loved Ones

We shouldn’t hesitate to empower our loved ones to make medical decisions for us as long as they avoid the futile question “What would ...
If I Should Die

If I Should Die

Everyone needs to be ready to die. Death can come suddenly. But if death may come without warning, is it still possible to prepare for ...
Hope That Gives Life

Hope That Gives Life

Christians need not fear death because God gives us His life and the promise of eternal life.
Hope and Guidance

Hope and Guidance

Advance medical directives convey our wishes to caregivers when we no longer can. Christians approach these differently than the world ...
Heavenly Misconceptions

Heavenly Misconceptions

The promise of eternal life for the Christian is the greatest and most comforting promise our Lord has given to us. There are, ...
Grieving With Hope

Grieving With Hope

We all struggle in times of death, including Martin Luther. With repentant hearts as Christians, death invites us to grieve the loss ...
God Is Not Done With You

God Is Not Done With You

There are no human words that can take away the pain suffered by grieving mothers. For now, the best we can hope for is some way to ...
Comfort in the Face of Death

Comfort in the Face of Death

If you want to comfort a loved one who is dying, don’t pretend everything will be OK. Our comfort begins at the cross. We provide care ...
Christmas Mourning

Christmas Mourning

The holidays can be a time of sadness and loneliness, especially for those mourning the passing of a loved one. During the Christmas ...
Bold Confidence

Bold Confidence

When Lutherans are faced with death, they sing. Hymns that console us also remind us of our Baptism as we anticipate the resurrection ...