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Strong Women

Jan 10, 2024

Human dignity doesn’t end when suffering begins—but today more than ever our culture peddles the lie that it’s better to choose death than to suffer. Jesus has something better for us. Christ calls us to love every image bearer with His committed, sacrificial, persevering, and selfless love—even when those we care for can contribute absolutely nothing. As a palliative care doctor of over 30 years, Dr. Margaret Cottle has both witnessed and practiced this Christlike love that dignifies every human being from beginning to end. She shares how Christ transforms our experience of suffering, grief, death, and sacrificial love. Listen to be encouraged and inspired by the robust, Christian understanding of human dignity and the glorious responsibility we have to humbly give and receive care. 


Dr. Cottle’s Website 

Euthanasia in Canada: a Cautionary Tale by Margaret Cottle, Catherine Ferrier, Sheila Rutledge Harding, Timothy Lau, Terence McQuiston, John Scott, and Leonie Herx in World Medical Journal Oct. 2018 

The Normalization of Euthanasia in Canada, the Cautionary Tale Continues, by Dr. Margaret Cottle, Dr. John Scott, and Dr. Leonie Herx, World Medical Journal Nr. 2, April 2020 vol. 66 

Knowing God by Dr. J.I. Packer 

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis 

With the End in Mind: Dying, Death, and Wisdom in an Age of Denial by Kathryn Mannix  

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen 

Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody, Book 1) by Elizabeth Peters 

A Quiet Life in the Country (A Lady Hardcastle Mystery Book 1) by T. E. Kinsey  


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In the last several years, the radical ideas of modern, secular gender ideology have become mainstream. How did this happen, and how can Christians respond, especially when these bad ideas affect our children and loved ones? At our next Breakpoint Forum livestream on January 16, we’ll address these questions and more with child psychiatrists Drs. Miriam Grossman and Stephen Grcevich. Register for free today at 

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