There are positive outcomes associated with faith and spirituality for parents of children with special needs. What you might find surprising (unless you are a parent of a child with special needs) is that being involved in church and religious activities can however be associated with increased parental stress and depression if we do not approach this well (Ekas, Whitman and Shivers, 2009). Ann Edwards reflects...
Over Lent we hear of Jesus standing on the precipice of the wilderness looking to the future, seeing visions of an alternative narrative to ‘reality’. This week too, we stand on the precipice. Only instead of the literal sense, this precipice is a well. A life-giving construct that contrasts the desert/wilderness with imagery of life-giving water...
Jo Inkpin, Penny Jones, Peter Jeffery, Ann Edwards, Elizabeth McConnell