5 Do’s and Don’ts for Social Anxiety

Hayley Satrom

Hayley Satrom

2014 Anxiety Series--5 Do’s and Don’ts for Social Anxiety

Social anxiety. What is it exactly? Counselor Aaron Sironi defines social anxiety as “feeling nervous, fearful, and physically tense in situations that involve other people.” Social anxiety can be as mild as temporary shyness around other people, or as debilitating as intense fear of encountering others. There’s no way to really tackle “social anxiety” in one little blog post, of course. That said, I have put together a short list of some “do’s and don’ts” that may provide some direction for those struggling with social anxiety. Continue reading

Unworldly Hope

Hayley Satrom

Hayley Satrom

Biblical Counseling and Depression - Unworldy Hope

You’re reading the second in a four-part BCC Grace & Truth blog series on biblical counseling and depression. Few issues are more painful. God’s Word provides us with wisdom for addressing depression with compassion so we can care well and wisely. Today’s post is Unworldly Hope by Hayley Satrom. Continue reading

The Waiting Game

Hayley Satrom

Hayley Satrom

The Waiting Game

Who likes to wait? Whether it’s for something trivial like a seat at a restaurant, or something more serious like the examples above, waiting is never an easy process. Yet life does bid us to wait. Sometimes it forces us, in fact, to wait for things that seem unbearable to wait for. Continue reading

Stop and Smell the Roses

Hayley Satrom

Hayley Satrom

This post uses Paul’s example in Philippians 4 and a Christian saint’s example of contentment to offer guidance on how to pursue a more contented posture when we feel discontent. The post is directed toward women in particular. Continue reading

Like Mother, Like Father

Hayley Satrom

Hayley Satrom

God’s attention to His children is stronger than that of a mother to her infant child. As a new mother, I can tell you that that might be the highest level of attention imaginable! Continue reading

This One’s For the Girls

Hayley Satrom

Hayley Satrom

BCC Staff Note: You’re reading Part Five in a multi-part BCC Grace & Truth blog mini-series by women biblical counselors. Read Part One: Real Women and Their Real Savior, Part Two: Little Trials or Big?, Part Three: Why Bother? He’ll Never Change!, and Part … Continue reading

Saddling Your Emotions

Hayley Satrom

Hayley Satrom

A wise friend once instructed me, “Emotions are like wild horses. Beautiful. Powerful. Yet, if they are to be useful in everyday life, emotions—like horses—must be tamed.” Is it true? Can emotions truly be tamed? Less Like Horses, More Like … Continue reading