In the midst of our storms we often focus on the pain and difficulty. Yet it’s an opportunity for God’s provision during our storms. Read on to see what I mean.
In our times of difficulty, we often want to know why we are suffering, or have someone to blame. I believe more damage is done by trying to place blame rather than looking for the good to come out of our storms.
Depression is much like cancer: you can’t see it yet it is very real and extremely painful; if you haven’t endured it, you don’t know what it feels like, and it not only effects the one going through it, but it also effects those who love the suffering. Read Dr. Bengtson’s post for 10 things you need to know if you have a depressed loved one.
Words can either build each other up or tear them down. Read this post for Dr. Bengtson’s suggestions regarding what to say to a depressed loved one.
The Bible tells us that the words we speak can bring life or death, blessing or cursing. Your depressed one needs to know they are loved, accepted, and not alone. Read on to find out what not to say to a depressed loved one.
We are all ministers in our sphere of influence. Ministry can be hard. Jesus’s ministry was hard. What do you do when you face the hard side of ministry?