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Tag Archives: Sadness
Are we too quick to identify normal sadness as a biologically based depressive disorder? Continue reading
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.
What happens to us when we have unrealistic expectation for health and emotional happiness? Are we likely to be more easily disappointed and discouraged? Continue reading
Church people are sometimes well-intentioned but hurtful when they approach all discouragement as a matter of simple obedience to the Lord. Continue reading
“Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge” (Psalm 62:8). Dick Keyes “The Bible does not give us a quick and easy answer to why God allows evil to continue … Continue reading
Life is hard when you feel like you’re stuck in a flight pattern you can’t get out of.
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