Anxiety can be a beast to deal with. It can masquerade as stress, control, worry, or anger; and shows up as headaches, stomach pain, hypertension, and sleeplessness. It might be difficult to read if symptoms are medical, or a persistent and unrelenting bout of anxiety. Anxiety is … [Read more...] about Why Won’t My Anxiety Go Away?
I believe it is safe to say most of us are stressed and weary. We want the chaos and uncertainty to go away but there is no end in sight. In my last blog I talked mostly about the mindset that will help us weather the storm, but this time I want to address some practical things … [Read more...] about Taking Care of Yourself During Times of Stress
For many of us as Christians, we want to find a counselor that we believe will encourage us in a God-honoring direction and comfort us with Truth in the midst of our suffering. Research shows that this is actually typical of most people. Many prefer a therapist that shares their … [Read more...] about The Difference Between Biblical Counseling & Christian Counseling
These are strange times. The world as we know it is changing. As we well know, change is uncomfortable. We have to grieve the world we knew, accept the changes, and adapt to the challenges the future will bring. How should we respond? Cultivate compassion for yourself and … [Read more...] about How Should We Respond to Crisis?
The events of the last few months have worn me down. We seem to be living in an onslaught of horrible events, injustices, and a chronic condition of Covid fatigue. The continual stress of these circumstances and recent unrest has felt like a weight pressing down with no near sign … [Read more...] about Delighting Through Despair
As I’m writing this we’re well into week 7 of the state’s shutdown, with no certain end in sight. Everyone I speak with seems to have the same mishmash of feelings: fear, frustration, fatigue, anxiety, restlessness, and more than a few sleepless nights. I’m in the same boat. It’s … [Read more...] about Overcoming the Trauma of Covid-19