The Pains and Promises of Parenthood in Fredrik Backman’s Beartown

An encouraging and hopeful story about the realities of facing and embracing the respective pains and promises of parenthood . . .This content is for Christ and Pop Culture members only.If you’d like to continue reading it, either log in to your account or subscribe today. Alex Wendel Alex R. Wendel is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Louisiana and the Associate Director of the Leeke Magee Christian Counseling Center at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary where he is also a PhD student in Counselor Education and Supervision. Alex works with families and teens to help walk with them through life’s difficulties. He is the husband of Livy and the father of Emmy and Ethan (who is making his appearance in March 2022). They are the inspiration to this essay and his life in general.