4 Steps into Depression–and the Way Out!

Let me preface this article by recognizing that some forms of depression have a legitimate physical cause. These must be addressed and controlled through the advancements of medical science. Diabetes, hypothyroid, other glandular problems may be directly connected to the depression a person feels. I will let the medical doctors give help for those medical…

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Top Ten Posts of All Time – #7

Mark Kelly

Depression often robs us of our hope. The temptation in thinking that we cannot be honest with God about our situation deepens this hopelessness. Proceeding in prayer using the psalmist’s example in Psalm 13 breathes new hope into our lives. Continue reading

Why Pastoral Counsel Matters for Depressed People

Jeff Forrey

Jeff Forrey

Arlene’s and Greg’s testimonies are just snippets from their lives, and although there were some differences in their experiences, both of them had enough similarities to label them “clinically depressed” by the criteria used today. Clinical depression, as I am using it, is a broad term that incorporates a couple of more specific diagnostic labels used by mental health professionals. Continue reading

Dealing with Winter Time Depression

Charles Hodges

Charles Hodges

Depending on where you live on our planet, winter can mean more pleasant sunny days, or it can bring three months of cold gray gloom! For reasons only my ancestors know, I live on the gloomy side of winter in Indiana. My earliest childhood memories of winter seemed to be mostly in black and white, because for days the sun just didn’t shine. And, while I have not suffered anything near a DSM-5 defined depression, the grayness of winter holds little joy for me. My mood shifts with the sunshine. I suspect that is true for many of us. Continue reading

Taking Every Thought Captive

Joshua Waulk

Joshua Waulk

Depression, it seems, grows into an unruly preacher of a false “gospel” that robs counselees of hope as it progressively dominates their thinking and potentially influences their behavior. Embedded in this harmful pattern is a distorted view of who God is and a lingering doubt concerning the trustworthiness of His promises. Continue reading