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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.

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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.
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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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Dysfunctional Mother Daughter Relationships: Hope for Breaking the Cycle

Dysfunctional Mother Daughter Relationships: Hope for Breaking the Cycle

In this episode, we talk about hope for breaking the cycle of dysfunctional mother daughter relationships. My guest, Phylis Mantelli, experienced mother wounds and went on to break the cycle of mother daughter dysfunction with her own children. She always says, “We are not a perfect family, but a bonded family.” She’s here today to share hope and the lessons she learned with us.

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Hope When Prayers Go Unanswered – Episode 107

Hope When Prayers Go Unanswered – Episode 107

In this episode, Samantha Morgan and I talk about how to have hope when prayers go unanswered. She returns to share more of her journey through infertility, an adoption that fell through, an international adoption, foster parenting, and a domestic adoption. Through very real, hard circumstances, God taught her how to wait on Him as she was waiting for Him to answer her prayers.

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When You Don’t Feel Like Forgiving

When You Don’t Feel Like Forgiving

When someone hurts you, you don’t always feel like forgiving them. Yet so much of what we struggle with comes from carrying around bitterness, resentment and unforgiveness in our hearts. Unforgiveness is like drinking a poison and expecting it to kill the other person. It doesn’t quite work that way! How do you forgive when you don’t feel like it?

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Healing Dysfunctional Relationships

Healing Dysfunctional Relationships

When you’ve been hurt, even traumatized, by a family member, how do you get past it and heal? How do you heal a dysfunctional relationship? Phylis Mantelli shares how to begin the journey toward healing, happiness and peace.

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Motherhood: The Hardest Most Wonderful Job

Motherhood: The Hardest Most Wonderful Job

Are you tired? Weary? Wondering if you can do this mothering thing? Wondering why God chose you for motherhood, the hardest job (and most wonderful job at the same time)? On the days when you need encouragement, remember these 6 promises from God to guide you on the parenting journey.

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