In the fall 2017 issue of Breaking Barriers, readers tell stories of lessons learned.
Pastors with a disability. Clergy with disabilities reflect on the interplay of disability and ministry.
Articles in this issue have been written by and about people who hire caregivers, provide care, or have a loved one who receives paid support. New with this issue: Breaking Barriers in an audio file.
Kathy Nimmer’s visual decline brought grief, depression, anorexia, hopelessness, and over time a deep assurance that she has innate value as a child of God.
How does living with a disability shape our own spiritual practice? Where do the rhythms of disability and devotional life intersect? This issue features stories reflecting the spiritual practices of people with disabilities.
The theme of the Fall 2016 issue of Breaking Barriers features stories of people with mild, moderate and severe disabilities who have found meaningful work.
About 2 percent of adults have a seizure in their lifetime, and one-third of them experience more than one. The stories are written by individuals or their loved ones who have experienced seizures.
Husband and wife, Jeff and Julie Yonker, describe the challenges in learning to live with Jeff’s paralysis as well as the comfort and opportunities God gave them in this journey. This is Julie's perspective.
Adjusting to Acquired Disability. Some people have lived with disability since birth or early childhood, but others acquire a disability later in life. This issue helps readers understand the grief and the life lessons that disability can bring so that they can respond with empathy to those with an acquired disability and to their loved ones.
More people with disabilities experience physical, sexual, and emotional abuse than the general population. We hope that this issue will help readers begin to understand the experience of abuse and to respond appropriately.
This issue of Breaking Barriers describes some of the realities of growing up with disabilities that are not visible, such as mental health challenges, learning disabilities, dyslexia, and Asperger syndrome.
In this issue, college students with disabilities describe how they’re being engaged to grow in their faith and discipleship.
In this issue, people describe how their has church involved adults from a Friendship group (or similar ministry with people who have intellectual disabilities) in the broader life of their congregation.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI). In this issue, people describe how their life has been impacted by TBI and how the church has responded.
In this issue, CRC and RCA members describe how they and others have moved beyond church walls to advocate on behalf of people with disabilities.
In this issue we explore ways chronic pain affects individuals and how churches might respond.
This issue explores how summer camps welcome and engage campers with disabilities.
In this issue we explore how churches have welcomed, supported, and engaged people who live with mental health issues.
This issue explores ways churches welcome, minister to, and engage the gifts of disabled veterans.
What do you do for fun? How has disability affected your recreation? Our summer issue features stories about disability and recreation.
This issue explores ways that people with disabilities are managing to meet their needs for housing, including the financial challenges of living independently.
This issue explores the impact a spouses disability has on a marriage and the connections to church and family.
This issue features stories about ways churches and individuals in the CRC and RCA have been changed by people with disabilities.
In this issue learn ways that churches have accommodated and assisted aging adults who have disabilities.
In this issue, we hear stories of deacons, elders, and pastors who live with disabilities.