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Breaking Anxiety’s Grip: How To Reclaim the Peace God Promises

by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Discover true peace in an age of anxiety.

No question, we have a lot to worry about. Children, jobs, homes, health, finances, and more. The solution isn’t to rid ourselves of the sources of anxiety – as if we could. Instead, we need to recognize that anxiety originates from a spiritual influence and that we can fight back using the God-given weapons of power, love, and a sound mind.

ENDORSEMENTS for Breaking Anxiety’s Grip

Holley Gerth bestselling author of What your heart needs for the hard days

Breaking Anxiety’s Grip will encourage and equip you to defeat fear and experience more victory.
– Holley Gerth, Bestselling Author of What Your Heart Needs for the Hard Days

This book is truly a roadmap toward peace.
Jeff Angelo
Talk Show Host, NEWSRADIO 1040 WHO

Joanna Weaver, author

Dr. Michele Bengtson offers expert advice that’s both practical and
biblical.
-Joanna Weaver, Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World: Finding Intimacy with God
in the Busyness of Life.

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How To Fight Fearful/Anxious Thoughts and Win!

Free Printable with 8 steps to help you win the fight over fearful/anxious thoughts. When life brings uncertainty, we bring perspectives to give you a hope-filled future.

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Hope Prevails: Insights from a Doctor’s Personal Journey through Depression

by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

By 2020, depression will be our greatest global epidemic.

In any given year, approximately 18.8 million American adults suffer from a depressive disorder. At some point, about one in four Americans will experience depression. If you have not suffered from depression, you know someone who has or does!   Hope Prevails educates the reader on what depression is and where it comes from. Dr. Bengtson teaches what the enemy does to get and keep us depressed. She also shows that despite depression, because of Him, Hope Prevails! She offers treatment strategies as well as prescriptive action plans at the end of each chapter.

Hope Prevails Bible Study

by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Tangible help, hope, and healing for depression from someone who’s been there and has come out the other side.

Are you or is someone you love experiencing depression?

In this Bible study companion to Hope Prevails: Insights from a Doctor’s Personal Journey through Depression, Dr. Bengtson, a neuropsychologist with over 25 years of experience, shares both her clinical expertise and her own personal journey through depression.

This Bible study can be used as a companion to Hope Prevails or independent study by an individual or is perfect in a small or larger group study. Useful for churches and counseling practices.

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Thriving Not Just Surviving When Life Falls Apart – Episode 132

Thriving Not Just Surviving When Life Falls Apart – Episode 132

Niki Hardy and I talk about thriving not just surviving when life falls apart. We can find hope, fight fear and break out of survival mode. Niki has faced times of loss, grief and cancer and discovered how to live well when life falls apart. She shares what God taught her through her experiences.

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How To Untangle Yourself from the Fear of Inadequacy – Episode 131

How To Untangle Yourself from the Fear of Inadequacy – Episode 131

Have you ever felt inadequate or suffered with imposter syndrome? My guest, Erica Wiggenhorn, and I talk about the tie between self-sufficiency and our fear of inadequacy. Erica knows what it’s like to live under the shadow of the imposter syndrome, but she learned how to untangle herself from the fear of inadequacy and let God be enough for her. She shares how she did it.

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How To Get Unstuck in Life and Move Forward – Episode 130

How To Get Unstuck in Life and Move Forward – Episode 130

Amy Joob and I talk about how to get unstuck in life and move forward into the season God has for you. Amy Joob and her husband found themselves stuck in the recent pandemic and made the successful transition into a new path for their careers and ministry. She shares what she learned in the process.

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Living Life to the Full Despite Our Suffering

Living Life to the Full Despite Our Suffering

Suffering of any kind stinks! It just does. Are you hunkered down waiting for the storm to pass, the waters to stop raging, and life to return to normal? Are you waiting for life to get better before you live it to the full? In the midst of the struggle of a cancer diagnosis, Niki Hardy stopped and asked two questions. She shares how God answered and what she discovered about living life to the full despite our suffering.

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Risking Rest: Letting Go to Trust God

Risking Rest: Letting Go to Trust God

Running and doing can be exhausting. Through rest, God offers peace. Sometimes the very thing we run from is the thing we need the most. Are we willing to trust that God knows what is best and His plan for us is good? Read more for how to surrender to God and risk rest.

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The Secret to Understanding Your Worth

The Secret to Understanding Your Worth

So much of our self-esteem or feeling of inadequacy really comes back to knowing our worth, our true worth. Even though there have been times when we’ve been crushed by circumstances, stomped on in situations, and maybe completely torn apart, our worth has not changed. Erica Wiggenhorn shares the secret she discovered about understanding your worth and recognizing your true value.

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