Tag Archives: depression

What would Jesus say to someone like Leelah Alcorn? | ERLC.COM

On December 28, 2014, a 17-year-old high school student apparently committed suicide after a difficult journey with confusion over gender identity. In his suicide note, Josh Alcorn said that since he was four years old he felt like “a girl … Continue reading

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Kay Warren: Stop Sending Cheery Christmas Cards | Christianity Today

When you don’t mention our son’s tragic death, it only hurts more. Kay Warren/ December 10, 2014 Christmas 2013 was our family’s first without our son Matthew. I could barely breathe. I stayed away from the grocery store and the … Continue reading

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A Look Inside the Depressed Soul | Woven Words and Thoughts

I have written several times about struggling with depression, I don’t want to rehash all of that. I want to consider for a moment if we were to take out my soul and dissect it, what would be find inside. … Continue reading

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As churches grapple with mental illness, ministers open up | Baptist News Global

For congregations to adopt a different attitude toward mental health, some clergy say they’ll have to be transparent about their own struggles. By Jeff Brumley Robin Williams’ suicide in August sparked a wave of articles on mental health issues, including … Continue reading

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Pastors Are Hurting

Not all the news about pastors is discouraging. Pastors feel privileged to be called to their places of ministry. They have a deep love for those they shepherd. Most of them could not conceive of doing anything else. But please … Continue reading

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