Every year in the U.S., 90,000 children die before their first birthday. Benjamin and Jenna Jury never thought they would be parents that were part of that statistic. In spite of Jenna’s diagnosis with pre- eclampsia, the couple believed God would perform a miracle after their son David was born at 27 weeks. When he died six days later, the Jurys went on a faith journey with God they never intended to take, and they have chronicled it all in the new book “Faith Actually: Living Life after Tragedy.” “You often cannot recognize when people are dealing with the loss of a child,” says Jenna, who served with her husband as Associate Pastors for several years. “This isn’t a topic that most people talk about or even feel comfortable talking about. So many people are hurting, and therefore, they keep their stories to themselves because they fear judgment or feel like no one can relate to their pain. We want to share our story so others who have experienced tragedy can know they are not alone in their grief, and that there are people out there who have experienced what they have experienced and do understand and care.” The Jurys reveal their struggles with their faith after the death of their son, as well as the subsequent crisis that developed when Jenna became pregnant just six months after David passed away. Jenna says it was during that time that she wrestled with being angry at God.

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