Category Archives: Psychology

Depression – a balanced understanding

This is a good time to revisit and better understand the dark shadows of depression that creep over the souls of many. Continue reading

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Understanding human behavior

What is the starting point for breaking cycles of destructive behavior? Continue reading

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Hope large enough to overcome death

Where is there hope sufficiently encompassing to enable us to know that all our pain and suffering has not been in vain? Continue reading

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Victimhood, vindictiveness, and vengeance

Encouraging them to see things differently is not easy when these emotions become a grid through which they read life and other people. Continue reading

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The human will and the findings of Neuroscience

Sometimes life is not easily reduced to raw choosing. If we treat people only as volitional beings, we fail to relate to them based on the Imago Dei and the human fall from it. One must consider matters related to nurture and nature when addressing complex issues of life in this world. Continue reading

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Looking back to move ahead

Are you equipped to walk with others through deep issues? Continue reading

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I tried to look normal on the outside

I especially had to conquer childhood fears. Being rejected and imperfect is my ultimate fear. I grew up with an unhealthy and unrealistic belief that I needed to be flawless to be loved. Continue reading

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Being a victim but rejecting a victim’s mentality

A woman in her early forties acknowledged that she finally began to overcome the effects of growing up in a violent home when… Continue reading

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The expanded role of medical doctors

Although doctors are primarily charged with caring for physical health, over the last three to four decades, doctors have been called to take the role that was once reserved for a different profession. Continue reading

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Extravagantly thankful

What if God made you live today on only those things you thanked Him for yesterday?

Where’s my tooth brush? Oh, I forgot to thank God for it yesterday.

“Nothing taken for granted; everything received with gratitude; everything passed on with grace.” Continue reading

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