April 7, 1979 was the day “when life was changed forever” for Rick and Judy. Two-year-old Eric had fallen into a pond at the Christian camp where Rick was serving as director, and Kyle drowned trying to save his brother’s life. A high number of married couples end up divorcing in the years following the loss of a child. But in the following interview, adapted from a FamilyLife Today® radio interview the Taylors tell how they remained committed to the vows they had made to each other.
Rick Taylor is a pastor at Fellowship Bible Church in Little Rock, Arkansas, and a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary with a doctorate in ministry. He and Judy, have four children, one of whom is with the Lord.
Day 1 of 2: Death visited the Taylor household unexpectedly one morning in the spring of 1979.
Day 2 of 2: What does it mean to grieve the loss of a loved one?