Category Archives: understanding

Antidepressants for Believers?

What do you think of Christians taking antidepressants? By Pastor John Piper, given on March 30, 2010 The following is an edited transcript of the audio. What do you think of Christians taking antidepressants? I have been on them and have … Continue reading

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When Our Troubles Help Us Find Jesus

“When this man heard that Jesus had arrived in Galilee from Judea, he went to him and begged him to come and heal his son, who was close to death”. John 4:47 Without his troubles, it would be highly improbable … Continue reading

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Choosing a Christian Counselor

  Written by “Holly,” “In my search for a counselor, I visited a secular psychologist, read books written by extremist biblical counselors, and had tearful talks with my own general practitioner. I wish I had known then what TYPES of … Continue reading

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Caregivers: Improving Your Serve

One of the weightiest issues of caring for a mentally ill spouse, child, or friend, is that it is so phenomenally relentless.  The disease is so unpredictable, in its intensity and its spontaneity.  You think you have the situation in hand, and … Continue reading

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Sunning Ourselves in the Smiles of God

A boy stood on a windy hillside, flying a kite. He continued to release the string of the kite and it went higher and higher until it was completely out of sight. One of his friends walked up and asked … Continue reading

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