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Managing the Ministry Blues

Managing the Ministry Blues

Depression was once a topic reserved for other people, certainly not for ministers or pastors. For clergy to ever admit to such a mental health malady, especially since they’re often put on a spiritual pedestal, would be a risky proposition. Because, how could...

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Helping the Hurting

Helping the Hurting

People are hurting all around us. It’s overwhelming! As Christians, sometimes it’s difficult to know how we should respond to the hardships experienced by others. Their pain and suffering may come in various forms including such things as physical and/or medical...

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Coping with Loss and Grief

Coping with Loss and Grief

The first major loss I can remember suffering in my life was the death of my paternal grandfather, Hugh Wyndham Fraser, a World War II veteran. He passed away when I was five years old in 1973. Though I did not attend the funeral, I vividly remember walking around by...

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Addressing Suicide with our Teenagers

Addressing Suicide with our Teenagers

When I was a kid, I don’t remember hearing of any teenagers ever committing suicide. My how times have changed! Did you know that the suicide rate for young people aged 15-24 has nearly tripled since 1960? In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and...

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Causes and Remedies to Teen Depression

Causes and Remedies to Teen Depression

When I was a kid, I don’t remember hearing of any teenagers ever committing suicide. My how times have changed! Did you know that the suicide rate for young people aged 15-24 has nearly tripled since 1960? In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and...

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Why are our teenagers so depressed?

Why are our teenagers so depressed?

In this post, I will explore potential causes of this mental health disorder as well as recommend some proven remedies. A variety of causes have been posited for teenage depression. One of these includes a basic deficiency in emotional coping skills due, in part, to...

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Welcome to my new website!

Welcome to my new website!

I just got through reading Dr. Laurel Shaler's new book (released on February 5th, 2019), Relational Reset: Unlearning the Habits That Hold You Back. And it is absolutely WONDERFUL! She has done an amazing job of clearly articulating a number of exceedingly difficult...

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