Hope for the Hurting

Living a Quiet Life: Living in the Extraordinary Ordinary

Living a Quiet Life: Living in the Extraordinary Ordinary

We may want to do big things for God, leave a legacy, and live a life of impact. But is it necessary to do big things for God or is it better to do small things with great love and see where God takes it? What if the path He gives is an obscure path of living the quiet life? Kate Battistelli shares about living the quiet life by living in the extraordinary ordinary.

read more
10 Scriptures When You Need Healing

10 Scriptures When You Need Healing

Are you in need of God’s healing touch either physically, emotionally, financially or with your relationships? There is no better prayer than to pray God’s word back to Him. Pray these ten scriptures when you need healing.

read more
Strength Through the Struggles

Strength Through the Struggles

Life isn’t always sunshine and roses. We all have trials to deal with. We don’t know all the answers when life hits us hard. In today’s post, Tammy Whitehurst shares how to achieve strength through the struggles so we can move forward in faith.

read more
Hope for Helping with Childhood and Teen Depression

Hope for Helping with Childhood and Teen Depression

In recent posts, we’ve discussed the very important reality of understanding depression in children, depression in teens, and their risk for suicide. Many parents may now be wondering if childhood or teen depression can be prevented? That’s one of the questions we’ll be addressing today. We’ll also be discussing what we need to know to best help those we love who are depressed.

read more
What Does It Mean To Be a Child of God?

What Does It Mean To Be a Child of God?

Who are you? I am so and so’s spouse, I am so and so’s mother, I am a nurse, doctor, secretary, pilot…you fill in that blank. These are the typical answers to that question. However, is that who you really are? Our true identity does not lie in what we do, but in who we are – in Christ. In today’s post, Tina Smith shares what it means to be a child of God.

read more
Suicide Risk in Children and Teens

Suicide Risk in Children and Teens

Depression always carries with it a high risk of suicide. While this discussion can be frightening, if not alarming, to some adults, there are specific risk factors and warning signs that parents can look for in their children and teens. Knowing this information could save lives.

read more
Depression in Teens

Depression in Teens

As a parent it can be difficult to know whether your teen is experiencing depression or normal teenage behavior. This post provides valuable information for parents of teens. Less than 33% of teens with depression get help, yet eighty percent of teens with depression can be successfully treated. Untreated depression in teens can have detrimental consequences.

read more
Understanding Depression in Children (and Teens)

Understanding Depression in Children (and Teens)

In many circles there exists a myth that childhood depression doesn’t exist, but that simply isn’t the truth. Although it may be more common for adolescents to experience depression, children as young as 3 years old can have depression. Over the past three decades I’ve seen the incidence of childhood and teen depression rise significantly. It’s a serious illness, but also one that is treatable.

read more
3 Things Depression Does To Us Spiritually

3 Things Depression Does To Us Spiritually

The enemy comes to steal our joy, kill our peace and destroy our identity. But don’t despair. Scripture says “You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world” (1 John 4:4). Once we are aware of the enemy’s tactics, we can fight them head on.

read more

Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Follow Us

Order Hope Prevails!

QR Code Hope Prevails - Order on Amazon.com

Free Resource!

How to help a depressed loved one

Free Study Guide!

Breaking Anxiety's Grip Study Guide - Going deeper for greater freedom and lasting peace

Webinar Replay!