Ep 06: The Gift of Lament When Life Is Hard

In Life Issues, Masculinity, Mental Health, Podcast by Mark Vroegop


Welcome to Episode 6 of the Impactus podcast, where our goal is to equip you as a man for a life of purpose and godly impact.

In this edition of the podcast, we will be talking about a path God has given us to vent when life is hard and move out of despair or discouragement towards a renewed hope. Our guest is Mark Vroegop, the author of Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy. Mark describes his own experience of the death of his daughter and the journey he experienced through lament to find hope and healing.

In this conversation, we explore:

  • What is lament
  • What the process of lament looks like
  • How to complain to God
  • Advice for walking alongside someone who is hurting
About
Mark Vroegop
Mark Vroegop has been the Lead Pastor of College Park Church in Indianapolis since 2008. Mark and his wife, Sarah, are parents of four living children and a stillborn daughter. They have three adult sons, a daughter, a daughter-in-law, and a Bernedoodle named Stella. He’s the author of Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy: Discovering the Grace of Lament, the 2020 ECPA Book of the Year, and Weep with Me: How Lament Opens a Door for Racial Reconciliation.
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Mark Vroegop
Mark Vroegop has been the Lead Pastor of College Park Church in Indianapolis since 2008. Mark and his wife, Sarah, are parents of four living children and a stillborn daughter. They have three adult sons, a daughter, a daughter-in-law, and a Bernedoodle named Stella. He’s the author of Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy: Discovering the Grace of Lament, the 2020 ECPA Book of the Year, and Weep with Me: How Lament Opens a Door for Racial Reconciliation.