Counseling One Another

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Counseling One Another

September 2, 2014
by Paul Tautges
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When Christians Despair

God comforts us in all our afflictions (2 Cor 1:3-8). This is a truth for all believers for all time. However, the life context from which the apostle originally wrote these timeless words is the suffering of a faithful—though very … Continue reading

January 29, 2014
by Paul Tautges
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Depression and the Pastor’s Wife: Suffering in Silence

[Today’s post is written by Cara Croft and is from the excellent new book, The Pastor’s Family by Brian and Cara Croft, published by Zondervan.] Every counselor begins with the question, “So how long have you suffered with depression?”  The … Continue reading

August 29, 2013
by Paul Tautges
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NUGGETS [8/29/13]

Treating Your Stomach for Depression – Is there possibly a connection between the digestive system and the brain? Approachability: The Passport to Real Ministry – Here’s a tool for self-counsel, especially those of us in leadership. Celibacy Is Not the … Continue reading

June 26, 2013
by Paul Tautges
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The Depression Epidemic Revisited

[Today’s guest post is written by Jonathan Holmes, counseling pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio.] Recently, Christianity Today linked to an article by Dan Blazer, which was originally part of a larger issue (March 2009- The Depression Epidemic). Four … Continue reading

May 15, 2013
by Paul Tautges
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Resting in “It Is Finished”

If you are a regular reader of this blog then you may have noticed one of many threads that have frequently run through my posts this past year; that is, spiritual rest comes from focusing on our identity in Christ. … Continue reading

May 3, 2013
by Paul Tautges
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Lessons Learned from the Dark Valley of Depression

Yesterday’s post, The Mind, Body, and Medications, concluded with mention of the experience of Bob Somerville whose lengthy testimony concludes Dr. Laura Hendrickson’s chapter in the new book Christ-Centered Biblical Counseling. Dr. Somerville is a NANC-certified biblical counselor and professor … Continue reading

May 2, 2013
by Paul Tautges

The Mind, Body, and Medications

In my ongoing study of the subject of mental/emotional illness, counseling, and the church; I found a very helpful chapter in the recently released book, Christ-Centered Biblical Counseling. The final chapter, “The Complex Mind/Body Connection,” is written by Dr. Laura … Continue reading