Ask Dr. B
Each week, Dr. Bengtson answers reader questions about things of interest to them.
Blog posts detailing each question and answer are listed below.
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“I don’t know how you do it. How do you cope with the hard times?” That’s the sentiment I hear fairly frequently in one permutation or another over recent months since trying to juggle managing my private practice with significant staff turnover, caring for my husband since his cancer diagnosis and multiple pulmonary embolisms, and my own health issues, while tending to my family with the challenges of adolescence. [more]read more
Oh Lord, my heart is breaking. I cannot even think about the weight of what is going on in the world right now because of the sinking weight of what has transpired in my own life, in my own family. [more]read more
A reader on Ask Dr. B asks what to do when you want to pray but you don’t know what to pray. Dr. B shares 10 places to start. [read more]read more
Dear Dr. B, Is anxiety a new epidemic or is it that people are now just feeling comfortable talking about it? Has it always been this prevalent? It seems “new” if you will. It is everywhere… Is it new? Epidemic? Thanks so much. Proud of all you do. Anxiously Curious [more]read more
Have you ever looked around you at all the seemingly joyful people and wondered where they got their joy? Or how they maintained it? Joy is different from happiness. [more]read more
How do you cope when things in your life turn sideways, or make you feel tossed upside down? I remember those days. They’ve left me feeling like I’d been battered against the ocean floor unable to catch my breath on several occasions. [more]read more
Have you ever been down and wondered what you can do about it? The Bible gives us many examples of things we can do. [more]read more
Have you ever gone through a difficult season that required fervent prayer? The kind of prayer that was always ready on your lips without you even having to think about what to pray? The kind of prayer that burned deep in your heart waiting for answers? [more]read more
What do you do when you’re going through the difficult times, the storms, of life? Do you get angry? Cry? Scream? Lament with trusted friends? Pray? [more]read more
Dear Dr. B,
I have struggled to get on with my life. Things I’ve done in my past keep me from enjoying the present. It’s so hard to forgive myself because I hate what I did and how I behaved. I feel guilty and undeserving of my life today, which is not at all like my past life. I continue to carry the shame from decades ago and just can’t move on. Can you help?
Unable to Forgive Myself
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