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Category Archives: Emotional Themes

Leave Room

The most beautiful thing I have ever witnessed is reconciliation between two hurting sinners. I am passionate about seeing broken relationships healed. But, what do we do with that broken relationship that haunts us? Is it ever okay to give up pursuing reconciliation with another person? Continue reading

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Picture Perfect: The Remedy (Part 3)

A life ruled by our own desires and shaped by what the world tells us is perfection eventually becomes an exhausting life full of disappointment and frustration. In contrast, how radically different it is when the one true Lord rules our lives. When the true Lord rules our lives, we find that his rule is very different. In Matthew 11:28-30, this ruler invites you to come to him and have rest. Continue reading

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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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Picture Perfect: The Problem (Part 1)

What creates the frustration and unhappiness that comes with perfectionism is what lies under the surface and drives these behaviors—the motives, beliefs, desires, fears, anxieties, and goals that live in and rule the heart and mind. These beliefs and desires interfere with loving relationships with God and others. Happily, our beloved Savior offers to rescue us from these passions that create so much tension in our lives, and offers us instead joy and peace that are given in such abundance that they overflow. Continue reading

Topics: Anger, Christian Living, Conflict, Forgiveness, Patience, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers | Tags: , , , , ,

Depression and Anxiety: Sisters for Life or Death

You’re reading the fifth in a five-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 Title By Tim Lane. Continue reading

Topics: Anxiety, Biblical Counseling, Depression, Fear/Worry, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Sadness | Tags: , , ,

The Depressed Soul’s Cry to God

You’re reading the fourth in a five-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 The Depressed Soul’s Cry to God by Paul Tautges. Continue reading

Topics: Bitterness, Christian Living, Depression, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Sadness | Tags: , , ,

How Do We Help Family and Friends of a Person Struggling with Depression?

You’re reading the first 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: How Do We Help Family and Friends of a Person Struggling with Depression? Continue reading

Topics: Bitterness, Communication, Depression, Marriage & Family, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Sadness | Tags: , , , ,

Dealing with Holiday Loneliness

The holidays are special times of the year set aside for human connectedness with family and friends. When there is relational disconnection, however, holiday loneliness emerges. This overwhelming feeling of loneliness can produce self-pity, bitterness, and depression. God has a remedy for the sorrow of loneliness that is found only in the gospel of Jesus Christ. Continue reading

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The Nightmare—and the Gift—of Being Weak and Needy

After a harrowing year-and-a-half, our daughter’s first birthday last month reminded us how Jesus meets us in our brokenness, not our strengths. Are you weak enough for Jesus to save? Or are you too strong and competent to need Him? Continue reading

Topics: Christian Living, Faith, Grief/Loss, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Suffering | Tags: , , , , ,

Has God Ever Scared You?

Scripture unflinchingly affirms that in God’s wisdom and sovereignty, He could purposely and wisely ordain the things that we most fear. Does this thought leave you trembling or trusting? Continue reading

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