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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.
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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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Hope for Healing from Domestic Abuse – Episode 119

Hope for Healing from Domestic Abuse – Episode 119

Even if you’ve not been in the situation, you know others who have and need to know there is hope. In this episode, I talk with Karen DeArmond Gardner about hope for healing after domestic abuse. There are many women in the church who don’t realize they are in an abusive situation because he doesn’t hit her. Only 14% of domestic violence is physical violence. When they get out of the marriage, they don’t know that healing is possible or available. Karen’s ministry is to encourage women who have experienced abuse.

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Hope for Living the Best Version of Your True Self – Episode 118

Hope for Living the Best Version of Your True Self – Episode 118

Have you ever felt you were all alone in your struggle? Or that nobody else would understand or relate? Or experienced shame from something you’ve done or didn’t do? Then you’ve tuned in for the right episode. In this episode, my guest, Kerrie Oles and I talk about the hope we have for living the best version of your true self.

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Hope for When You Feel Abandoned By God – Episode 117

Hope for When You Feel Abandoned By God – Episode 117

Nan Jones and I talk about how to maintain our hope when we feel abandoned by God. During those times when we feel alone, we so desperately need evidence of God’s abiding presence. So often when we are in the valley, going through difficult times, it’s easy to feel like God has abandoned us. That’s when we need to pray God will open our eyes so that we can see Him despite our circumstances.

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Walking in Wholeness

Walking in Wholeness

These days, more than ever, we’re under pressure to pretend that life is easy and that we’ve got it all figured out. We may look good on the outside, but what about the inside? What if the answer is walking in wholeness? Kerrie Oles shares how we can surrender to God and see our life begin to change by walking in His wholeness daily.

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4 Tips for Maintaining a Schedule in Summer

4 Tips for Maintaining a Schedule in Summer

How can families enjoy as much of the summer as possible while also giving the attention required to maintain the household? You can enjoy the demands of daily life and summer flexibility with a little bit of planning. These 4 tips will help you maintain a schedule in summer.

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