Lutheran Woman’s Quarterly
Summer 2019 "Letting Go"
Our theme, “Letting Go,” reminds us that we soon bid a warm farewell to our LWML President, Patti Ross, who has worked alongside the Quarterly staff, collaborating on recent issues such as LWML women in the military, young women in mission, and the topic of this issue — a special request by President Patti — the growing epidemic of suicide.
The tenth leading cause of death in the United States and the second leading cause of death among young people ages 15–24, suicide claims the lives of more than 44,000 Americans each year*. It is a subject few find easy to address.
This Quarterly features personal accounts about the aftermath of suicide: young women (including Kati, from the cover of our Spring 2019 LWQ) who bravely tell their stories of attempted suicide and recovery; a mother who shares what it is like to cope with the suicide of her former husband; a woman who stands by her healing friend; and pastors and a military chaplain who share their perspectives through the light and the hope of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Please consider sharing this Quarterly with a friend, and point them (or yourself) to the resources placed within the magazine and below.
In His hope and peace,
Nancy Graf Peters, Editor-in-Chief
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0 Editor's Note/Table of Contents/ Suicide Prevention Resource List
1 Praying the Psalms: Psalm 88
2 Depression and Suicide in the Military
3 One is too many
4 I Can Tell You This
12 Standing Alongside My Friend as She Heals
13 For Young Women
14 Grants@Work: Mercy Meals Providing Food and the Gospel to Starving Children or read it online here
15 2019–2021 Mission Grant Proposals
24 Death with Dignity
25 Lutheran Women in Action
28 Shop LWML
29 President's Page: Letting Go