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What is the Difference Between Worry, Fear, and Anxiety? – Episode 23

What is the Difference Between Worry, Fear, and Anxiety? – Episode 23

If you have ever experienced worry, fear, or anxiety, then this is the perfect episode for you! Dr. Bengtson explains the difference between worry, fear and anxiety. Then, she describes where they originate and what their true cause is. If you or someone you love has ever struggled with worry, fear or anxiety, you won’t want to miss this episode.

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Hope after a Failed Suicide Attempt – Episode 21

Hope after a Failed Suicide Attempt – Episode 21

If you’ve ever considered attempting suicide or lived following a failed suicide attempt, you’ll want to hear our guest’s story in this episode. I talk with Rob Decker who shares very candidly about his failed suicide attempt and how he has found hope for a better life.

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Give Yourself a Break – Episode 20

Give Yourself a Break – Episode 20

Rest. We sometimes treat it as a weakness or a punishment. But, God granted us both time and the model of rest for our good. If you have ever felt worn out, weary, and longing for more, then this episode is the perfect show for you.

In this episode, Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith, and I talk not just about the importance of rest, but also about the different types of rest (and some of them might surprise you).

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Finding Freedom and Breakthrough – Episode 19

Finding Freedom and Breakthrough – Episode 19

We all struggle with pain from our past. Places where brokenness continues to cut deep into the fabric of our soul. This discussion will comfort, equip, and challenge you to keep pressing forward, past brokenness to healing.

Join me as author Jennifer Watson shares her story as a pastor’s wife and women’s ministry leader who has battled depression, anxiety, brokenness, and insecurities.

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Exciting News! Breaking Anxiety’s Grip New Book Release – Episode 18

Exciting News! Breaking Anxiety’s Grip New Book Release – Episode 18

I’ve got some exciting news to share with my listeners and readers this week! So many of you have asked for it, and it’s finally here! We’re announcing the soon to be released book that YOU asked me to write, to help you in your struggles with worry, fear, and anxiety. Breaking Anxiety’s Grip: How to Reclaim the Peace God Promises will be released by Baker Revell on September 17, 2019.

In Breaking Anxiety’s Grip, I share what worry, fear, and anxiety are, where they come from, and what tools we can use to conquer them.

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How To Deal with Fear Effectively – Episode 17

How To Deal with Fear Effectively – Episode 17

As a neuropsychologist, I know the power of our mind, the power of our thoughts. Have you ever wondered how to deal with fear effectively? In this episode, Kelly Balarie and I talk about training our mind to conquer challenges, defeat doubt, and live victoriously.

Kelly offers us tangible suggestions of ways to take heart and keep our minds focused on God’s truth for victorious living. Learn what it means to be Battle Ready.

There’s a book giveaway so be sure to read to the end.

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Hope for  Healing from Physical and Domestic Abuse – Episode 16

Hope for Healing from Physical and Domestic Abuse – Episode 16

If you’ve been the victim of physical or sexual abuse, the target of domestic violence, or survived a traumatic event, today’s show is perfect for you. Melanie Pickett, who experienced a 15-year marriage that entailed domestic violence and sexual assault, offers practical suggestions for what to do if you are in an abusive relationship, and how to hold on to hope.

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Hope for the Fight Against Cancer – Episode 15

Hope for the Fight Against Cancer – Episode 15

Have you ever gone through an unanticipated difficult trial? Or, been given a medical diagnosis that turned life upside down? In this episode, I speak with my husband, Scott Bengtson, a 3-time cancer survivor, about how to maintain hope in the fight against cancer.

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Hope for Those Who Have Toxic Friends – Episode 14

Hope for Those Who Have Toxic Friends – Episode 14

In this show, we talk about the pain of the friendship relationships that steal your joy. Specifically, toxic friends. Have you ever struggled with a friendship that has gone array? Perhaps you invested yourself fully into a friendship only to find out that the relationship was a bit one-sided, or perhaps even a toxic friendship? If so, then today is the perfect show for you.

Mary DeMuth helps us identify those toxic relationships and then points us to seven life-giving practices to help us receive and extend healthy friendships.

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Dr. Michelle Bengtson

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