The 21st century has seen the rise of an epidemic in depression. As our culture becomes increasingly angry, chaotic, and hopeless vast numbers of Christian men and women are looking for help with their problem. In an age of unlimited knowledge and infinite connectivity, people are more isolated and alone than ever. Happiness seems forever elusive as people look for the more abundant life but seem unable to find it.
We understand! Using the foundation of our own experiences, we take an approach to overcoming life's difficulties that is grounded in both spiritual and medical principles. Hope Again: A 30 Day Plan for Conquering Depression provides step-by-step encouragement and instruction to manage and win over depression. Follow our weekly Blog posts for encouragement.
Depression is a PHYSICAL illness! After I fell off the trampoline and ripped my britches open right in front of my girlfriend, I ran across the yard to my car and stepped in a hole. I heard the bone in my foot break.Read more
Who is the boss your Body or your Brain? This may seem like a simple question. But, the truth is the Brain is connected to your body by more than just nerves. Chemicals called hormones (more than those you are familiar with!) have an effect on portions of the brain.Read more
Depression is more than just a disease of the brain. It has a foundation in the four aspects of your existence. Most of the time, depression begins in the brain.Read more
The brain is filled with nerve cells all interconnected by their “axons”. Would you like to see an axon?
Since depression is a physical illness, you should attack your disease from the physical vantage point as well as the emotional and spiritual. In fact, it will take all three approaches to defeat your depression.
One of the characteristics of those of us who fight depression is a high sense of guilt coupled with a profound belief that no one could really love someone like us.Read more
Think of this as a continuation from last week’s Faith Fact. I closed that article quoting Romans 8:38-39. Those verses, by the way, are worth your memorizing.Read more
If I could, I’d put a big red star beside this article. I’d also have arrows pointing to it with the words: “IMPORTANT! PAY ATTENTION!”
There are several things I’m good at. For example, I’m a natural encourager. If I’m around you for long, I’ll probably sense potential in your life you may not even be aware of!
Last week we looked at moving from being a victim to asking God to use our depression for His glory. This week, let’s look at how this can start taking place in our lives.
Has this ever happened to you? Some well-meaning person decides they’re going to help you with your depression.
Maybe you’re just a little bit down. Or, just having a bad week. Take the following “test”to see if you have “major depressive episodes”.Read more
Depression is a multi-factorial disease. It doesn't JUST affect the brain. If affects the entire body!Read more
Let us be clear. Our book, “Conquering Depression”and the soon to be released update, “Hope Again”will put you on the right path towards conquering depression.Read more
“Chemical imbalance”is a popular phrase and is way overused. But, it is an accurate description of what is happening in the brain particularly in depression.Read more
A pill a day keeps the doctor away! Does this mean you MUST take medication to cure your depression? Not necessarily. Depending on the severity of your depression, medication may not be necessary.Read more