GIVEAWAY ALERT: You can win the book Perfectly Suited by this week’s podcast guest. Keep reading to find out how!
Did you know 77% of Americans experience physical symptoms of stress and 73% experience psychological symptoms? And these days, depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide with 40 million American adults suffering from an anxiety disorder.
Those are staggering statistics, aren’t they?!
So, what do you do when your own mind turns on you? Fear, anxiety, and the critical voices in your head can be overwhelming, even if you know Christ died to free you from those things.
Shame is to the soul what cancer is to the body. It eats away at our self-esteem, erodes our relationships, and keeps us from moving forward in life. In fact, toxic shame is often what drives addictions, anxieties, and depression.
But the good news is that freedom is possible. And that’s what we’re exploring today with author Dr. Gregory Jantz. He’ll weave together reliable psychological principles with biblical truths to start you on the path of wellness and peace.
Depression can feel like a wet blanket that weighs us down or a dark fog that keeps us from seeing clearly. It can lead us to feeling helpless and alone—even to the point of hiding our feelings because we’re afraid of being shamed or misunderstood.
But when we’re struggling, we have two choices: we can either sink even more deeply into our own sadness or—through God’s grace—we can seek help.
No one is immune from life’s difficulties. Yet many people of faith are reluctant to talk about mental health or seek professional help when they are struggling. They often suffer in silence, believing things will get better if only their faith was stronger, they prayed more, or they had more self-discipline.
So, today on the 4:13, worship leader Anthony Evans teams up with licensed therapist Stacy Kaiser to show you what happens when the power of faith intersects with the practicality of therapy.
Every single day, someone in our world is thinking about choosing suicide. It isn’t just one or two people, but ten million Americans will consider killing themselves in the upcoming year. That’s an alarming number!
But today’s guest, Dr. Matthew Sleeth, believes Christians—and our churches—can be the first to offer hope. As a physician and minister, Dr. Sleeth will give you the practical and spiritual tools you need to help those who are wrestling with suicidal thoughts.
Get ready, sister! We’re going to St. Louis, Missouri, for a Fresh Grounded Faith conference. But don’t worry—there’s no need to pack your bags! Since we’re going on the podcast, that means St. Louis is coming to you!
Today I’m joined by former Facts of Life actress, Lisa Whelchel, plus former lead singer of Newsong, Michael O’Brien, and we’re answering all kinds of questions from the audience. We like to call this part of the conference “Spill the Beans,” and it’s one of my favorites because we share lots of laughter while also getting real about our faith.