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Jeffrey S. Black

Making Sense of the Suicide of a Christian

Journal of Biblical Counseling 18:3

In this article, Jeffrey Black discusses the complexities involved in the suicide of a Christian. Black argues that the paradoxes pile up on top of each other in these cases. He continues to describe the themes that characterize the thought life and emotional disposition of someone who is suicidal and places them in a biblical context. Black argues that suicide is a sinful act and is more than willing to discuss the sinful dimension of suicide with a depressed counselee. Black concludes by offering typical features of suicidal counselees as well as guidance for counselors in working with individuals who are suicidal.

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