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Walt & Barbara Larimore, Russ & June Gordon

Host: Dr. James Dobson

May 13, 2021

Couples who experience the pain and trauma of a miscarriage may at times wonder if God might be punishing them for some previous sin. In this Part 2 conversation, Dr. Walt and Barb Larimore, along with Russ and June Gordon,who between the four of them have suffered six miscarriages,remind us that God is with us and He cares. Psalm 34:18 says, "The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." The Larimores and Gordons also urge the church "to mourn with those who mourn," as Romans 12:15 proclaims.

Meet the Guest

 

Walt & Barbara Larimore, Russ & June Gordon

Dr. Walt Larimore is a nationally recognized family physician who has practiced medicine for over 35 years, and currently sees occupational health patients at UC Health in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Dr. Larimore holds an adjunct clinical academic appointment at the In His Image Family Medicine Residency Program in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He has been listed in the Best Doctors in America, Distinguished Physicians of America, and Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare. His MD degree is from Louisiana State University, while his Family Medicine residency, with an emphasis in Sports Medicine, was at Duke University Medical Center, where he was named one of the top twelve Family Medicine residents in the nation. Dr. Larimore is an award-winning medical journalist and best-selling author of more than 40 books, including Fit over 50: Make Simple Choices for a Healthier, Happier You, and The Best Medicine: Tales of Humor and Hope from a Small-Town Doctor. In 2000, the Christian Medical Association named Larimore and his wife Educators of the Year. Dr. Larimore served as Focus on the Family's Vice President of Medical Outreach and was Physician in Residence there. He has appeared on The Today Show, CBS's Morning Show and CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360. Walt and his wife, Barb, have two grown children and two grandchildren.

Barb Larimore has co-authored with her husband, Walt, several books including, His Brain, Her Brain: How Divinely Designed Differences Can Strengthen Your Marriage. Mrs. Larimore has endured the loss of several miscarriages and has been able to use her pain to help women and couples who have also lost their babies.

Russ and June Gordon founded "A Quiet Refuge" ministry out of the pain and loss they suffered through three miscarriages. Their website is BabiesNotForgotten.com. Together, the Gordons created a high quality, illustrated 24-page photo-journal album entitled, Forever in Our Hearts. The album gives couples permission to grieve the loss of a child whose life was so brief. Russ and June believe that all children, even those unborn, are incredibly special to God, and that we should value them just as He does. The Gordons live in Colorado Springs, Colorado, which is also home to their ministry.

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