ANXIETY: Here’s an encouraging story. Imagine being so afraid of driving that you never left your town. Imagine being like this for more than 20 years. A few years back, a father entered my office and asked for help with severe fear and anxiety. Think of the limitations associated with this. You can only select a job close by. Your … Read More
Learning to Trust Again (After a Deep Hurt)
Learning to trust again again is difficult, isn’t it? But, in God’s strength, you can trust someone who has cut you deeply. In this practical article, you’ll learn three main things: Losing trust in someone is hard. Learning to trust again is possible! Developing a mindset to trust is essential. But there’s a caveat: In certain circumstances, it would not be … Read More
Anger! A Small Book About a BIG Problem
Peace is a hot commodity today. We all want it in our anger-infused, Twitter-bombed world. But how? Biblical counselor and psychologist Ed Welch offers hope for change for people who struggle with irritation and want peace. Really, who likes anger? And as Welch sound-bites: To be angry is to destroy. The 50 short meditations in A Small Book About a Big Problem: Meditations on … Read More
RESET: Learning the Grace-Fueled Life
The book Reset helped a pastor and biblical counselor experience grace after burnout and depression. Paul Tautges reviews Reset and shares his personal story of hurt and hope. Be encouraged. His article appeared first here on his website and is used with permission. RESET: Living a Grace-Paced Life in a Burnout Culture is a compassionate and courageous book. Reading it from … Read More
Will You Accept God’s Love?
When you accept’s God’s love, you’ll find a welcoming place where you truly belong. Dr. Donna Hart, PhD, shares the role of God’s love in healing and hope. Her article appeared first here on her website and is used with permission. Accepting that we are deeply loved by God is the beginning of being released from our fears and enables … Read More
What’s God’s Goal for You in Suffering?
God’s ultimate goal for you. . .what is it? Wealth? Health? Or something so much better? BCC staff counselor and trainer Donna Hart, PhD encourages you to focus on God’s ultimate goal when your circumstances overwhelm you. This article appeared first at her blog. –Ed. When circumstances overwhelm us, our spirits can feel like they are growing faint, causing us to … Read More
Divorce: Will This Pain Ever Go Away?
Who ties the knot planning to divorce? No one! In this honest, caring post on divorce recovery, Donna Hart, PhD, shares lessons from her divorce recovery seminars. We pray you are blessed. Visit Donna’s website to see more articles in her series. The number one question you are probably asking is: “Will this pain ever go away?” If you’re asking … Read More
4 Steps to Good, Godly Emotions
Bad emotions can wreck your day, can’t they? In this brief article, you’ll learn You are not alone, Emotions — including the hard ones — assist in your sanctification. 4 steps to emotional wellness You Are Not Alone Meet a former counselee I’ll call Linda, who feels like a twisted piece of metal. Among her emotional wreckedness: rebellious teen, overworked husband, tight … Read More
4 Steps into Depression—and the Way Out!
Let me preface this article by recognizing that some forms of depression have a legitimate physical cause. These must be addressed and controlled through the advancements of medical science. Diabetes, hypothyroid, other glandular problems may be directly connected to the depression a person feels. I will let the medical doctors give help for those medical issues originating in bodily sicknesses … Read More