Hope for the Hurting
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We all know people like that, don’t we? People in our lives who just seem a bit “prickly” and hard to love because of their attitude, words, or actions. So, as we consider those around us, we must ask the question: how do we love someone who is hard to love? Read more for 12 ways to love someone who is hard to love.
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.
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.
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.