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The Bond of Friendship

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Many of us long for deep friendship. Perhaps you haven't admitted it, even to yourself, but the desire for someone other than your spouse to share the joys and sorrows of life ...

Hope for the Hurting

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There is no quick fix for depression. We can't just tell those suffering among us to snap out of it and expect the pain to go away. As the church, we must surround our brothers ...

Encouraging the Depressed

Overview

Those who are depressed know something is wrong. They are not thinking clearly. They're not doing their work. They know friends and family worry about them. But they ...

Ministering to Those with a Mental Illness

This 4-session Bible study will help you discern how to help those who are suffering from a mental illness. It covers such topics as what it means to be a Christian who is suffering ...

God: The Great I AmGod: The Great I Am
Nothing is more important to our faith than knowing who God is.
Our Disappointment with GodOur Disappointment with God
Why our expectation of spiritual intimacy with the Divine so often fails to match the reality.
Theology 101Theology 101
Gain a biblical understanding of key Christian doctrines from today's leading sources.
Abiding in ChristAbiding in Christ
Expert advice on staying connected to the vine
Waiting for a Prodigal's ReturnWaiting for a Prodigal's Return
How can we graciously wait for someone to return who has walked away from the faith?
Suffering RedeemedSuffering Redeemed
Stories of Grace in the Midst of Personal Tragedy
Stressed Out?Stressed Out?
The Bible has a lot to say about how we can handle stress.
Enjoy the SilenceEnjoy the Silence
Unplug to experience God's presence.
Mark: Seeing and Obeying ChristMark: Seeing and Obeying Christ
Study the real Jesus and choose to follow him wholeheartedly.
Genesis 1-25: Creation, Abraham & IsaacGenesis 1-25: Creation, Abraham & Isaac
The One who called the world into being also calls you to serve him.
Bible Study Basics: EphesiansBible Study Basics: Ephesians
Find out what it looks like to live as one of God's adopted children.
1 Corinthians: Basic Christian Living (7 session study)1 Corinthians: Basic Christian Living (7 session study)
This seven-session course will remind us of how to live the basic Christian life.
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The Meaning of Church WordsThe Meaning of Church Words
We all say amen and hallelujah, but what’s behind these familiar words?
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A Man of CharacterA Man of Character
Timothy: A man who modeled his life after his teacher.
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When God Says NoWhen God Says No
Making sense of unanswered prayer
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Can I Trust My Bible?Can I Trust My Bible?
Discussing inerrancy and truth in Scripture.
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What You Need to Know About Depression, Suicide, and Mental Illness
10 resources to help those who are suffering
What You Need to Know About Depression, Suicide, and Mental Illness

Any time suicide is in the news, we're filled with a sense of loss. We mourn the loss of what might have been, and we grieve the loss of gifts and talents. Whether it's a celebrity or someone closer to home, suicide is always a tragedy.

With ...

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Living with Depression
Finding hope when life seems hopeless
Living with Depression

A gentle touch woke me. I rubbed the sleep out of my eyes and saw my dad standing beside the bed.

"Sweetie," he said softly, "your Grandma Louden passed away this morning."

A door slammed in my mind. The hollow echo left me in a dark, hopeless place.

Eighteen ...

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Dealing with Depression
First we must recognize the problem. Then we'll find the solutions.
Dealing with Depression

Snowy sludge. Gloomy noon skies. Christmas credit card debt. No new movies that are any good. By the time January arrives, many Christians are depressed. That means they wonder what's wrong with them—or their faith.

Neither mere January blues nor ...

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As a pastor and therapist, I often encounter people whose lives have been invaded by despair. Usually they approach me, not quite sure what's going on. What's the difference between depression and the dark night? Is there a difference? And what practical ...

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