15 Neo-natal Death Inappropriate Responses –It’s God’s will. –Oh, well, you really did not know this baby. –You can have another one. –Forget it! Go on with your life. –Cheer up; it’s not that bad. –God needed another angel in Heaven –“God loved your baby more than you did.” –There was probably something wrong anyway. –Don’t be angry/sad. –Be strong and don’t be angry at God.
25 Ministering to Parents/Families Concept: Combative Christian Hope –Finds roots in presence of God in human reality –Seeks to give form to that presence in the lives of people –Struggles against evil to bring good out of it. Schillebeeck, et. al., JPC, Vol 48, No. 2, summer 1994, p157
26 Ministering to Parents/Families --Brock, Journal of Pastoral Care, Vol. 48, No. 2, summer 1994.