depression

8 Resources When You Are in the Valley

by Amy Young on February 18, 2019

To those of you who are walking through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, can I just tell you how brave you are? You might not think of yourself as being brave at the moment, but you are. You are brave to get up day after day and interact with people. You are brave […]

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Failing at Fatherhood (how moving abroad ruined my parenting)

by Jonathan Trotter on September 6, 2015

I sat on the floor, weeping. I was two whole days into living abroad, and I was already losing it. Those tears portended more, and in our first year overseas, the thing that knocked me down the most, the thing that discouraged and distracted and depressed me the most, was the sense that I was […]

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Worthless

by Jonathan Trotter on June 7, 2015

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I feel worthless. The feeling rises and crests like an impending wave barreling towards the surface of my heart. And with each wave of worthlessness comes an intense weariness of soul, a near drowning. The breakers seem to rise from nowhere. I can’t predict them, and that makes me mad. They’re not tied to whether […]

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“I Can’t Trust Anyone” | Lies We Believe

by Elizabeth Trotter on March 30, 2015

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The last two months we’ve been exploring the ideas in Timothy Sanford’s book “I Have to be Perfect” (and other Parsonage Heresies). I hope this series is as healing for you as it has been for me. So far, we’ve given ourselves permission to say “and” in The Little Word That Frees Us. Then we began […]

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One of the first questions people often ask me when they learn that I’m a psychologist is, “are you practicing?” They are invariably disappointed when I tell them “no, I’m still busy with our young children, and I’m trying to start a business on the side.” Here, like many other places I’ve lived abroad, there […]

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Carrying Water

by Editor on August 9, 2013

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Today’s guest post comes from Tamara White, former domestic missionary, current international consultant and therapist. When I was in Haiti, high up in a mountain village, I was greeted every morning by a little girl who carried water for her family. The container was as big as her torso, perched perfectly on her sweet head. […]

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