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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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What Are You Ashamed Of?

  “I am proud of the good news! It is God’s powerful way of saving all people who have faith, whether they are Jews or Gentiles.”    Romans 1:16, CEV  “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is … Continue reading

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Anorexia & Bulimia

What Are Eating Disorders? An eating disorder is marked by extremes. It is present when a person experiences severe disturbances in eating behavior, such as extreme reduction of food intake or extreme overeating, or feelings of extreme distress or concern … Continue reading

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1 in 4 Church Homes Are Dealing With This!

By Carlene Hill Byron How many families in your church have a loved one who struggles with mental health problems? That’s kind of a trick question. People don’t talk about mental health problems. You’re more likely to hear them describe … Continue reading

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When Eating is Out-of-Control

What is Binge Eating Disorder (BED)?   Individuals with binge eating disorder (BED) engage in binge eating, but in contrast to people with bulimia nervosa (BN) they do not regularly use inappropriate compensatory weight control behaviors such as fasting or purging … Continue reading

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