How Prayer Can Help You with Despair

How Prayer Can Help You with Despair

Prayer is an antidote to despair. Notice I didn’t suggest a promise about depression I can’t guarantee? Truthfully, prayer is not much of an antidote to depression because mostly it’s just not. Working with depression is a reminder of how chronic it can be and how...
When Melancholy Overpowers Suffering Souls

When Melancholy Overpowers Suffering Souls

We no longer understand melancholy. Today, we lump all forms of melancholy together into one indiscriminate bundle and call it “depression.” While a lot of good is being done by psychiatrists, psychologists and the medical profession in terms of treating depression,...
9 Steps You Can Take Now to Battle the ‘Silent Enemy’

9 Steps You Can Take Now to Battle the ‘Silent Enemy’

I went through a time of profound illness during seminary. I went to multiple doctors. I prayed continually and sought the counsel of men and women I trusted. Despite my proactive efforts, I was overcome by profound sadness. Lawrence Klempnauer, then vice president at...