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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.

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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.

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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.

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Joy-Filled Blessings All Around

Joy-Filled Blessings All Around

I remember a time in my life when I believed the lie that “I must just be joy-immune.” I now know that was a lie, but I’ve also come to realize that sometimes we have to intentionally look for joy amongst the rubble of our lives. In today’s post, Adria Wilkins shares about all the creation God has given to us to enjoy. When was the last time you took a walk in God’s creation and noticed the blessings along the way? They aren’t always in plain sight. Sometimes, we have to look around for them.

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5 Practical Strategies for Breaking the Power of Hidden Lies

5 Practical Strategies for Breaking the Power of Hidden Lies

Have you ever wrestled with the same sin over and over, wondering why you can’t seem to break the pattern? Through the Holy Spirit, God began showing Cheryl Lutz there were lies she believed at the root of her struggle. In today’s post, she shares the five practical strategies she learned for breaking the power of hidden lies. You Can be Free from the Lies of Your Past!

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5 Tips to Cope with the Hard Times

5 Tips to Cope with the Hard Times

How do you cope with the hard times? How do you handle difficult times when the weight of it all just seems too much? As a neuropsychologist, I educate patients about how to manage life stresses. I don’t know what you are faced with today, but I know who holds your future and mine in His hands. These 5 tips and strategies will help when facing difficult times.

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God Is Always There

God Is Always There

Christina Custodio spent 44 days at the hospital caring for her son, Isaiah, who suffered a brain hemorrhage. In today’s post, she shares how that experience taught her that God is always there even when we don’t see Him.

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Feasting on God’s Word {Soul Food}

Feasting on God’s Word {Soul Food}

It’s that time of year when we reflect on the past year and start making goals for the incoming year. If we polled 1,000 people, I’m sure many put health and fitness goals for the next year at the top of their list. But what if instead of worrying so much about what and when we eat, we focused on feasting on God’s word? Christine Trimpke shares how God’s word is the perfect soul food for this current season in her life she refers to as the perfect storm.

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