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Category Archives: Bitterness

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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

Topics: Anger, Bitterness, Christian Living, Conflict, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers | 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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What Do You Say to a Woman Filled with Hate from Past Sexual Assault Or Abuse?

Suppose we had the opportunity to counsel a precious woman named Phyllis who had been wickedly abused by her father as a child and is now filled with hate toward him for the years of abuse she suffered at his hands. What are some things we might want to say to Phyllis? Continue reading

Topics: Biblical Counseling, Bitterness, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Sexual Abuse, Suffering, Women/Wives | Tags: , ,

When You Long for Morning Sickness

God isn’t silent in the face of suffering. He wants us to come to Him with our questions and our grief. As we do, He answers through His Word and through the life of His Son, Jesus. Continue reading

Topics: Bitterness, Patience, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Pregnancy, Women/Wives | Tags: , , ,

BCC Weekend Resource: The Development of Spiritually-Rooted Depression

This weekend’s resource is a written resource by Sherry Allchin on The Development of Spiritually-Rooted Depression. Continue reading

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

The Mingling of Les Mis with Ministry Grief

What does Les Mis have to do with the life of ministry? One pastor’s wife unexpectedly faces ministry grief as she watches Les Mis. Continue reading

Topics: Bitterness, Christian Living, Grief/Loss, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Sadness, Sanctification, Shame | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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: , , ,

The Gospel for Post-Merriment Moodiness

The Christmas tree is a fire hazard now. The wrapping paper and boxes are strewn about. What remains of the special Christmas morning breakfast is littered throughout the kitchen. The kids are still half-dazed and crazed from the morning merriment. … Continue reading

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