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The Sadness Behind Suicide

The Sadness Behind Suicide

For most, suicide isn’t a desire to die, but a desire to be rid of the pain and sadness. From her own experience and those of the patients she serves, a clinical neuropsychologist shares 6 things to consider if you or a loved one are battling depression and having suicidal thoughts.

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Coronavirus: Choose Faith over Fear

Coronavirus: Choose Faith over Fear

With all the scare and panic associated with the Coronavirus, I wanted to share my thoughts in hopes of encouraging you and your families with faith over fear. I truly am struggling to understand the panic and pandemonium surrounding the Coronavirus. Store shelves are empty of items from toilet paper to Ramen noodles. While I agree that it is good to be cautious and prepared, my heart hurts to see the extent of worry, fear, and anxiety associated with this current health scare. Read more for trusting God in all things. He’s bigger than the Coronavirus.

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3 Ways to Help Victims of Human Trafficking

3 Ways to Help Victims of Human Trafficking

Abuse is a cruel reality in our world and in our nation. It is rampant. People sitting in our church pews are no less susceptible. To clarify, abuse is the act of injury, harm or damage to someone through manipulation, control, coercion, cruelty or violence. Human trafficking is a catastrophic form of abuse that is rampant here in our very own nation. How can you make a difference and help victims of human trafficking?

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How Can I Discern the Voice Of God From the Enemy?

How Can I Discern the Voice Of God From the Enemy?

How can I know the difference between God’s voice, my voice and the enemy’s voice? Many Christ-followers have asked that same question at some point in their journey! The enemy would like you to believe you can’t hear God’s voice, but the truth is God is speaking all the time—we just have to learn to become more attuned to hearing His voice and discerning the difference between His voice and the enemy’s voice. Apply these basic principles to help you discern if the voice you are hearing is God’s or the enemy’s.

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3 Examples of God’s Faithfulness

3 Examples of God’s Faithfulness

God is faithful. He uses our trials for our good and His glory. Gina Kelly shares how God used a life-threatening accident to draw her closer to Him and give her a testimony of His faithfulness for others to see. Her pain and scars speak of God’s faithfulness. Read more as Gina shares her story of trusting God during the absolute worst circumstances. God always has a plan.

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10 Scriptures for Mothers with Depression

10 Scriptures for Mothers with Depression

Unfortunately, depression is not uncommon. Many experience it, and in fact, many aren’t even aware that that is what they are dealing with. It’s estimated to be twice as likely in women. Many mothers are plagued by depression. The good news is, there is help, and there is hope. You are not alone. The best way to fight is with the truth of God’s word.

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Dr. Michelle Bengtson

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