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Depression

Depression By Pastor Scott Roberts Everyone knows someone who is depressed, or they have suffered with depression themselves. The reality is that depression1 – the persistent lack of feeling pleasure, the struggle with energy, the sense of worthlessness, the weight changes and diminished ability to think –has become as commonplace in society as the air…

Guilt and Shame

Guilt and Shame By Pastor Scott Guilt and shame are consequences of not measuring up to a standard. Sometimes that standard is imposed by society, other times it is imposed by family. Some may even impose standards upon themselves which they cannot live up to, but for the Christian, the only guilt and shame that…

Understanding Mental Health Diagnosis

Understanding Mental Health Diagnosis By Pastor Scott Roberts Is mental health diagnosis the same as medical diagnosis? In the eyes of many people, the two are identical – I go to a professional who is board certified, tell him my symptoms, and the professional in turn writes a prescription that ‘solves’ my problem. But there…

Counseling those with Medical Illness

Counseling Those with Medical Illness By Pastor Scott Roberts Your friend was just diagnosed with cancer Your spouse has taken ill and will not be well again for some time Your child was admitted to the hospital for appendicitis. What does counseling look like in these situations? The truth is that all of us will…