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    I Have Depression and This Is What I Want You to Know

    I never thought that I would have depression. It seemed like something only strangers had. Even when a close friend of mine struggled with depression a few years ago, I couldn’t relate to what she was going through. I just thought of it as a really low period some people had and would eventually get out of, if only they tried hard enough.

    When Love Hurts: Understanding and Healing Domestic Abuse, When the Church is Needed Most, Part IV

    When a bride takes her vows, she doesn’t expect violence to mark her marriage. But sadly, for some that is the case. It’s probable that you know someone who is the victim of verbal or physical abuse: a neighbor, a daughter, a sister, or a friend. This powerful 4-part series pulls back the curtain on the dark secret of abuse and offers hope and help to those caught in its painful cycle.

    Runtime: 26 minutes

    SoulCare Foundations 101: The Basic Model

    Course Description:

    This course is designed to help you enter people’s interior lives at a meaningful level and make a lasting difference as they deal with life’s struggles and crises. Some people call this type of help “counseling.” Others call this help “pastoring.” And perhaps others think of this kind of involvement as what one frien

    SoulCare Foundations 201: Understanding People and Problems

    Course Description:

    Why are so many areas of our lives such a mess? What lies beneath the confusion, despair, and emptiness that so many of us experience? In this second course in the four-course SoulCare series, Dr. Larry Crabb offers a biblical understanding of what’s going on beneath the surface of our lives that results in the confusion, despair, and emptiness that so many of us experience. Does Christianity guarantee a better life? Can we really experience more satisfying soul-connection with God and with others? These are among the many questio

    SoulCare Foundations 301: Provisions and Practices

    Course Description:

    In the Old Testament, believers were frustrated by their inability to keep the old covenant law. But through the new covenant of Jesus Christ, believers have been given the power to change hearts and behavior. In this third course in the four-course SoulCare series, Dr. Larry Crabb probes the provisions of the new covenant that, when understood, will empower, enable, and liberate the provider of SoulCare to move into the life of another and make a differen

    SoulCare Foundations 401: Community–Where SoulCare Happens

    Course Description:

    In this fourth course in the SoulCare series, Dr. Larry Crabb suggests ways in which soul care can become a reality in your life. What does it mean to join someone else where they are and walk with them on the journey to the c

    Ministering to People in Pain

    Course Description:

    All of us experience pain in different ways at different times in our lives. For most of us, pain is a common experience that we don’t want. In fact, we go to great lengths to try to avoid it. But when we find we can’t avoid it, most of us need help in dealing with it. In this Fast Trax course, Dr. Alice Mathews

    When Help Is Needed: A Biblical View Of Counseling

    When times of overwhelming pressure and stress lead you to seek help, where do you go and how can you know if the guidance you’re getting is trustworthy? Counselor Tim Jackson takes you through a personal assessment with a series of questions and insight from Scripture that will help you understand when, how, and where to turn for biblical counseling.

    Many Advisors

    The fifteenth-century theologian Thomas à Kempis said, “Who is so wise as to have perfect knowledge of all things? Therefore, trust not too much to your own opinion, but be ready also to hear the opinions of others. Though your own opinion be good, yet if for the love of God you forego it and follow that of another, you shall the more profit thereby.” Thomas recognized the importance of seeking the opinions of trusted advisors when making plans for life.

    How the church can support those dealing with abuse in the home

    We live in a fallen world. And Christian homes aren’t immune to abuse and suffering. Let's wrestle with the difficult subject of domestic abuse and how the church can help those dealing with it.