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Category Archives: Stress

Picture Perfect: The Root (Part 2)

We’ve got to start asking questions, “What do I mean by perfect or right? Why do I want these things done perfectly? What makes perfection important to me? Where does God fit into all of this?” These won’t necessarily be easy questions to answer. Uncovering desires can often be difficult. Continue reading

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Why Do I Hate Myself: Motivations for the Dreadful Habit of Cutting

What motivates cutting and self-harm and how does Christ’s gospel of grace bring relief and release from the desires to self-harm? Continue reading

Topics: Addictions, Cutting and Self-Harm, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Self-Esteem/Self-Image, Stress | Tags: , , , , ,

Applying Truth to Truth: Practical Help for Post-Traumatic Stress

Having a painful past that still hurts is an opportunity to build a deeper confidence in the truth of God’s Word and what it says about you. This is not an exercise in positive thinking; it is telling gospel truth to yourself. Continue reading

Topics: Anxiety, Gospel-Centered Ministry, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Stress | Tags: , , ,

The War Within: Galatians 5:16-18

Recently I have come, in my exposition of Galatians, to the end of chapter five which deals with the work of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer. I have been richly blessed as I have sought to better understand what it means to walk by the Spirit and to be led by the Spirit (Galatians 5:16, 18, 25). I need this and my counselees need this. Continue reading

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Holiday Cursings

For some women this holiday season is not as joyous. For these women jingle bells is just a bunch of noise, winter wonderland has turned into a mud slushy that they are responsible for cleaning. For these women, the dreams of staying up all night cooking and cleaning has turned into frustrating nightmares. Continue reading

Topics: Anger, Bitterness, People in Need of Care, Stress, Women/Wives | Tags: , , ,

Caring is Wearing Me Out! Understanding and Responding to Ministry Stress

Stressed out. Worn out. Burned out. This has described me and a lot of my friends in ministry. The cares of life plus caring for others feels like a recipe for not only being used by God, but also used … Continue reading

Topics: Biblical Counseling, Gospel-Centered Ministry, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Stress | Tags: , , ,

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