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If a pastor has struggled with depression in the past, how much of this should he share. There are no simple answers, but these points may help shape a wise decision.
Depression feels awful, but God's wrath is worse.
If you care about people and risk talking to the depressed, the doubting, the skeptical, the confused, and the angry, you will soon run into a person who will minimize your counsel and say it doesn't work.
- April 06, 2013 |
Too many people have been taught that Christians—true Christians, good Christians, real Christians—don’t get depressed or that depression is always the outworking of serious sin.
What about spiritual depression? Is there help for those who experience a crisis of faith and feel abandoned by God? R.C. Sproul addresses this vital subject.
To fight depression, you can be most successful with strategies that help your brain, mind, and spirit together. Donald P. Hall, M.D offers ways to heal from depression in his new book Depression: A Biblical and Medical Approach to Emotional Wholeness...
5 singles share how they made it through a dark night of the soul.
Both mainstream secular culture and mainstream religious culture are busy playing off each other after four teens, all victims of gay slurs and bullying, killed themselves last month. That leaves little hope for reconciliation.
God sends loving messages from His throne on High to let us know how much He cares. His love can break through our deepest sorrow and wash them away. Depression doesn't stand a chance.
How can we know where loved ones go who commit suicide? Dr. Roger gently answers this hard question.
People who don't know much about depression often think of it as great sadness, and while it is that, it is so much more...
- April 03, 2013 |
With the increasing prevalence of teen suicide, no parent can afford to ignore the possibility. Suicide is now the third leading cause of death for high-school students. Here are warning signs a teen may be struggling.
Depression can weigh heavily on a marriage. Be proactive with your emotional health.
Depression is a whole-body problem. It affects our thoughts, actions, feelings, relationships and even our faith-walk.
Depressed teens behave differently than one might expect. But what they need is for us to draw near, not judge their emotions.
A woman writes in, heartbroken with the guilt she feels over her husband's suicide