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By Will Ratliff (Guest Post) I recently wrote an article at “The Better Samaritan” (a Christianity Today blog) about how the Church can better serve those of us who deal with depression, and was honored to do so. While creating the piece, I asked friends and family for their input. My brother Will Ratliff sent […]

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You’re sitting down with coffee, taking a well-deserved afternoon break. While sipping your drink, you scroll through your Instagram feed. And then you feel it … an ache in the pit of your stomach. You peer at a friend’s latest success (house renovation, dream vacation, job promotion) and instead of feeling happy for her, you […]

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[Note: This essay first appeared on Mom Mentor.] Sobbing, I sat on the floor against 4-year-old Jordan’s closed bedroom door. “Let me out!” he screamed, hitting and kicking the door so hard it shook my body. “You’re a bad mommy!” How did I get here? I asked myself. Other desperate thoughts darted through my mind: […]

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Daily life can be extremely stressful, especially the last year or two, and the unhealthy ways we often deal with that stress can lead to health problems, relationship conflicts, and even a feeling of hopelessness. While studies have shown that optimistic people live longer and enjoy better health than pessimists, it’s important to note that […]

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Are you in a place of brokenness or weariness and in need of God’s healing? Here are eight ways to find hope when life hurts: 1) Remember: Jesus wept, too. Choose to believe that God hurts with you, that as your perfect heavenly Father, He longs to take you in His arms and hold you. […]

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