The American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds)— an association of pediatricians and healthcare professionals in the United States issued the following statement on gender identity in children. Continue reading
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Do we have room in our lives for normal sadness? Do we have unrealistic expectations for gregariousness? There appears to be a significant need for helping people understand the role of sadness in life and in character formation.
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“This kind of five bible verses and you’ll be better approach is far more common than many realize.” Continue reading
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Life is hard when you feel like you’re stuck in a flight pattern you can’t get out of.
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Sometimes life takes frightening and unexpected turns. On July 1, 2005, we experienced one of those turns. It began with a mid-day phone call from a member of our congregation. The call came from Dr. Mark Hassel. He asked if he … Continue reading
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See: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made, Woefully and Tragically Fallen
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Christian counselors have a unique advantage of being holistically honest in dealing with human problems. Continue reading
The new authority in behavioral science involves a big business merger of biopsychology, pharmacology, medicine and the insurance industry. For almost three decades of pastoral ministry, I’ve had a deeply personal interest in sources behind human behavior. It’s an area of … Continue reading
The standard criteria for diagnosing depressive disorder does not adequately distinguish intense normal sadness from biologically disordered sadness.
We must learn to distinguishing “sadness due to internal dysfunction” from “sadness that is a biologically designed response to external events.” Continue reading
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