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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.
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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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Finding Hope After Losing a Loved One to Suicide – Episode 128

Finding Hope After Losing a Loved One to Suicide – Episode 128

Karisa Moore lost her oldest son to suicide in 2014. In this episode, Karisa and I talk about finding hope after losing a loved one to suicide. Grief is a dance we don’t want, but we can grieve with hope. As a mental health professional, suicide is a topic we don’t talk about enough. When we don’t talk about it, the enemy uses it to keep us isolated, feeling alone, and in despair.

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Hope for Helping Your Child Overcome Anxiety, Depression and Suicidal Ideation – Episode 127

Hope for Helping Your Child Overcome Anxiety, Depression and Suicidal Ideation – Episode 127

Lori Wildenberg and I talk about hope for helping your child overcome anxiety, depression, or suicidal ideation. Lori almost lost her daughter to death by suicide and shares with us what she’s learned. Through her situation, she learned that even those parts of our lives that are messy and embarrassing can be used by God to help others. She shares things that build hope and things that bust hope.

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Hope for Parents of Prodigal Children – Episode 126

Hope for Parents of Prodigal Children – Episode 126

Lori Wildenberg and I talk about hope for parents who have a prodigal child or whose child is making decisions we wouldn’t wish for them. We have a vision of where we hope our children will go and how we hope they will follow the Lord. We hope they live a life that is God’s best for them. What do you do when the person you love, a sibling, or child has stepped off the expected path? Lori shares how to build a bridge and keep connections going in the midst of a prodigal situation.

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Latest Hope-Filled Articles

Grieving with Hope After the Loss of a Loved One

Grieving with Hope After the Loss of a Loved One

Grieving with hope after the loss of a loved one to suicide is possible even when it seems impossible. Even while suffering the heartache of losing her son, Karis Moore stands firm and chooses to grieves with hope. She shares with us the tools and habits she is using as she walks through grief.

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Will God Give Us Too Much To Handle?

Will God Give Us Too Much To Handle?

Will God give us too much to handle? Some well-intentioned people say that God won’t give us more than we can handle. But, is that really what the Bible says? I’ve been through times when I just wasn’t sure I could handle it. And in truth, in my own strength, I couldn’t. Why does God allow us to go through seasons that are more than we can handle?

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5 Ways Good Parents Bust Hope in their Kids and the Antidotes

5 Ways Good Parents Bust Hope in their Kids and the Antidotes

Many experts say kids suffering with anxiety or depression is the new normal. We must battle against this and fight for hope for our kids. They do not have to feel helpless when life is hard. In this article, Lori Wildenberg shares how good parents bust hope in their kids. But, with effective parenting techniques, you can offer the antidote to build hope instead.

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