Many people waste too much time and energy on past regrets (leading to guilt and depression) or future fears (causing anxiety and fear). These feelings are intruders; thieves on a mission to steal our joy.
Overcoming anxiety through worship is found in a very significant connection between I Peter 5:6 and 5:7. In our battle against anxiety, we are called to be worshipful and watchful — resting confidently in the transcending and protective peace of God. Continue reading
Posted in Anxiety, Christian Counselor, Contentment, Counseling, Depression, Despair, Devil, Discouragement, Evil One, Faith, God, God as Potter, God's control, God's Heart, God's Will, Gratitude, Parenting, Parenting teens, Peace, Praise, Prayer, Worry, Worship
Tagged Anxiety, Worry, Worship
Church people are sometimes well-intentioned but hurtful when they approach all discouragement as a matter of simple obedience to the Lord. Continue reading
Posted in Addiction, ADHD, Anger, Anxiety, Attitude, Burnout, Counseling, Depression, Despair, Drug addiction, Guilt, Hope?, Medicine, Neuroscience
Tagged Anxiety, Depression, Doctors, Medicine, Neurological, Sadness
“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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Tagged Addiction, Anxiety, Christian counseling, Counseling, Depression, Doctors, Health Care, Holistic, Medical, use of medicine for depression
The longstanding Christian view of human responsibility is one reason why evangelicals, (particularly in the field of counseling), have been reticent to accept findings of medical research that attribute moods and behaviors to neuro-physiological deficiencies. Continue reading
Posted in Anthropology, Anxiety, Biopsychology, Christian Counselor, Counseling, Depravity, Depression, Dysfunctional, Holistic ministry, Human depravity, Human dignity
Tagged Anxiety, Depression, Medical solutions to emotions, should I take medicine?
Life is hard when you feel like you’re stuck in a flight pattern you can’t get out of.
Posted in Anxiety, Change, Christian Counselor, Counseling, Depression, Despair, Discouragement, Doctor, Dysfunctional, Emotions, Encouragement, Freedom, Holistic ministry, Hope?, Loss, Medicine, Mind, Mind Renewal, Neuroscience, Pain, Post-abortion, Restoration, Sadness, Wisdom
Tagged Anxiety, Depression, Sadness