RICK AND KAY WARREN ON THEIR FIRST INTERVIEW SINCE SON'S DEMISE


For an entire, hour-long interview with the senior pastor of Saddleback Church – currently the eighth-largest church in the United States –and his wife, Piers Morgan of CNN's Piers Morgan Live did his most emotional interview
Appearing in his first interview since 27-year-old Matthew took his own life, Warren is joined by his wife Kay as they reveal the circumstances surrounding their son's securing of a weapon.

Starting the show, which kicked off with Piers asking the Warrens how did their son get the gun, before noting that his guest's son "had mental health issues his whole life." In response, The Warrens recounted how their son had repeatedly tried to obtain a gun, but laws in California prevented him from doing so, as a result of his mental illness. While they said that they were happy that restrictions protected Matthew for so long, he was inevitably able to secure an illegal firearm just one month before his death.
It's not as though the Warrens were unaware of their son's plight. Not only did Kay know about his suicidal struggles, but she was also aware that he had obtained an illegal gun. She shared the painful details in her interview with Morgan, highlighting the unimaginable dilemma she faced.
"He told me that he, um, he — he told me everything. And he told me that he had … found somebody, finally, on the Internet, who would sell it to him," she said of the gun. "And it had to be super encrypted and it had to be, you know, this whole process. And it — he begged me to help him, because he couldn't figure out the process."
But Kay naturally couldn't help Matthew in his tragic quest.
"Here's my son in terrible pain, begging me to help him get a — a means to end his pain. And it's like my son, I can't do that. I can't — I can help you … live. I will do anything to help you live. I cannot help you take your life," she added.
Here are the words of the parents:
"I've cried every single day since Matthew died" "He said, 'Daddy, it's clear I'm not going to get any better, so why can't I just die?'"
"One of the hard things was forgiving the person who sold him the gun..because I didn't want to forgive him."
"Grief is a good thing. It's a way we get through the transitions of life and it's been helpful to me"
"God isn't to blame for my son's death. My son took his life. It was his choice...I can't blame God for that."
"I still want my son back...he will not come back to me, but I will go to him. And that is the hope of heaven we have."
"The key to walking through the valley of the shadow of death, is to turn your back on the shadow, and look at the light."
In his posts on twitter Rick Warren said:
"I forgive for 3 reasons: 1) I have been forgiven much. 2) Unforgiveness makes me miserable 3) I will need more forgiveness in the future"
"6 Stages of Grief: Shock, sorrow, struggle, surrender, sanctification, service"
Read full interview HERE





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