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Category Archives: Sadness

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: , , , ,

Counseling Naomi

I am greatly blessed to have the privilege of preaching through books of the Bible week after week. I am continually astonished at how consecutive expository preaching enriches biblical counseling, and how biblical counseling enriches expository preaching. Continue reading

Topics: Biblical Counseling, Depression, Methodology, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Sadness | Tags: , ,

There’s a Grief That Can’t Be Spoken

“There’s a grief that can’t be spoken. There’s a pain goes on and on. Empty chairs at empty tables … now my friends are dead and gone”—Marius, from Les Miserables Continue reading

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

Two Wings to Soar in Grief

Melissa humbles me. She exudes gratitude with tubes coming out of her arms, a mask over her face, and a serious bout with influenza on top of her double-hit lymphoma. I found Melissa’s blog during a seven-month period that bore nine funerals along with a lengthy personal crisis and two challenging discipleship relationships. I would read Melissa’s blog and marvel at her joy as my trial dragged on. Continue reading

Topics: Death/Dying, Grief/Loss, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Sadness, Suffering | 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: , , ,

Six Disciplines of a Depressed Soul

Since depression is common in the human experience, we must know how to navigate through our “valley times” with the Lord. In order to fight for biblical joy—while at the same time working through depression—personal discipline is required in six critical areas. Continue reading

Topics: Biblical Counseling, Depression, Grief/Loss, Pastoral Resources, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Sadness | Tags: , ,

Depression and Imbalanced Approaches

As biblical counselors, how do we seek to balance the physical and the spiritual (the whole person) when counseling someone struggling with depression? Continue reading

Topics: Biblical Counseling, Depression, Grief/Loss, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Sadness | Tags: , , , ,

Lessons Learned from the Dark Valley of Depression

Yesterday’s post, The Mind, Body, and Medications, concluded with mention of the experience of Bob Somerville whose lengthy testimony concludes Dr. Laura Hendrickson’s chapter in the new book Christ-Centered Biblical Counseling. Dr. Somerville is a NANC-certified biblical counselor and professor at the Master’s College in Santa Clarita, California. In this gutsy testimony, Bob shares how the grace of God brought him through a deep, dark, and unexpected encounter with depression. Continue reading

Topics: Depression, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Psychology and Christianity, Sadness, Suffering | Tags: , , , , , ,

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