Light Posts for the Depressed

Pastors and their wives, along with other leaders and caregivers may struggle with depression. They give so much to others but may not care for their own souls under God. There are many Bible verses that offer us hope for overcoming depression. Anyone is a student of the Bible knows that the Bible offers tremendous…

Comfort for Loneliness

Many Christians feel lonely. Yet in reality they are never alone, never without the companionship and love that they need. The Bible offers special comfort for loneliness. The Word of God ministers God’s grace and guidance for those who feel left out. As you see in the Bible teachings below, God’s care comes in many different…

Responding to Abuse

What does the Bible teach about responding to abuse? There’s a lot of confusion on this. God’s wisdom is uncommon today. On the one extreme, some people suffer from depression, fear, and shame because they think that as Christians they should tolerate or even submit to abuse. This is a misunderstanding of the Bible! God does…

Jesus Set Boundaries

We talk with pastors, leaders, counselors, parents and other care-givers who are struggling to be “cheerful givers” (2 Corinthians 9:7). In their helping of others they’ve become tired, stressed, or burned out. Problems with setting boundaries are a main reason why many pastors and leaders experience overwhelming ministry stress and eventually burnout. Most people are…