10 Tips For Helping a Loved One Through Depression

My husband practically whispered it. "Honey, I don't know what to do to help you right now." "I don't know either." I think back on those horrible days I spent fighting to get out of my own dark well. Nothing else hurts that bad. I'm brought back to it every single time I hear someone else is fighting their own demons of depression. As a psychologist, I'm often asked, "What can I do to help my spouse/child/friend who is depressed?" While the answer of every person suffering through depression might be a tad different, in my experience, the answer always comes back to the need to feel loved, accepted, and not alone. ...more
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I Cry, Pray and Hope

I cry … for the innocent lives lost in Pennsylvania, Pakistan and Sydney – and for those not in the news that lost their lives in other unnamed towns, cities and countries throughout the world....more

Pro Bono Logo Project Finished

Trying to find joy during a stressful time is always hard. But there are ways.A few weeks ago, I posted about a pro bono project I was working on for a shelter for troubled kids here. I completed the project and was concerned because I had not heard back from the client concerning receipt of the finished logos for about a week. Turns out his wife had to go in for an emergency c-section and their newborn son was in NICU....more

God Provides for Us in the Storms

Who Do We Blame When Things Go Wrong?

Lately God has had me mining the book of Jonah, most recently for nuggets of truth about the consequences of blaming others. In a previous blog post, we looked at how God used Jonah’s “storm” to help bring others to the saving knowledge of God....more

Cops, Ni****s, Squirrels and Hope

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A Recovering Perfectionist

A Recovering PerfectionistI’m a recovering perfectionist....more

When We Can No Longer Take Charge

Ever since losing my father as a child, I’ve tried to take charge. Regardless of what the problem was I faced, I took charge to handle it. Over time I tried to handle all facets of life on my own....more

Lean in During Hard Times

Have you ever experienced trials that seemed unrelenting?...more