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 Christian counselors were out there and how on earth I could find help I could trustContinue reading “Choosing a Christian Counselor”

Ministering to Yourself, [Self-Encouragement]

The Psalms are a classical example of self encouragement. The writer sometimes fell in to some moments of depression and he would write encouraging words to uplift his spirit. Today these have become encouragement verses or scriptures for us to emulate. Read Psalm 42. It is somewhat an unusual portion of scripture, in as theContinue reading “Ministering to Yourself, [Self-Encouragement]”

Medication: An Interview with Andrew Solomon

What do you say to people who ask if you’ll eventually stop taking medication? “I say to people that they don’t expect a diabetic to stop taking insulin, or someone with a heart condition to stop taking blood thinners. I have a chronic, lifetime disease and the only responsible thing for me to do isContinue reading “Medication: An Interview with Andrew Solomon”

When Does Depression Become Sin?

The Bible is plumb full of commentary on depression. King David experienced intermittent times of intense depression.  He was a man who had to work through a great deal of it, and we can see that he succeeded in breaking through into freedom. Would David today be treated with antidepressants?  Could he have been treated at a mentalContinue reading “When Does Depression Become Sin?”