Chances are that unless disability is a part of your daily life, you haven’t thought much about how to grow in understanding towards people with disabilities. And it is for that reason that we welcome Laura Wifler onto the Daily Grace Podcast today to talk about this topic. Laura is the mother of five year old Eden who was diagnosed with developmental disabilities at a very young age. Laura candidly shares the fears and joys her family has experienced since Eden’s diagnosis. She encourages us to see people with disabilities as people who are “like me” because they are made in the image of God. She gives practical tips for loving people in our spheres who have disabilities and tips for walking alongside parents of children with disabilities. Above all, Laura reminds us that the value of a person is not dependent on their abilities. All people are worthy of dignity and love.
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Time Stamps::23 - About Laura and Laura’s favorite thing
4:48 - Why Laura is passionate about growing in understanding towards people with disabilities
8:29 - Laura talks about how disability impacts her family
11:31 - What we need to understand about being made in the image of God
13:52 - Encouragement for parents of children with disabilities
17:19 - How the church culture can grow in caring for people with developmental disabilities
19:19 - How to move towards people with disabilities
23:10 - How to come alongside parents of children with disabilities
26:40 - What the gospel has changed for Laura
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