Christian Counselors Talk Depression and Anxiety

Depression and anxiety. Two words that are all too familiar for so many of us. And the statistics have only gotten more bleak in recent years.

But what is the depressed or anxious Christian to do? Do we pray? Seek help? Take a prescription?

Christian counselor Ed Welch and clinical psychologist Tim Sisemore join today’s episode to offer practical advice and tangible hope for anyone struggling with one or both of these debilitating conditions.

Ed Welch, M.Div., Ph.D. is a counselor and faculty member at the Christian Counseling and Education Foundation. He’s written a number of books and articles about depression, fear, and biblical counseling. Today, he speaks with Charles Morris about anxiety and how Christians suffering with this condition can find relief and heed Jesus’ command: “Do not fear.”

Dr. Tim Sisemore is a clinical psychologist who served as Professor in the PsyD program at California Baptist University, and now works as a Licensed Clinical Psychologist at St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute. In this conversation, he speaks with Charles Morris about how Christians struggling with depression can find hope in our constantly changing world.

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  • Ted Bates says:

    Mr. Morris I really thank you for Haven Today. I really appreciate the comfort I’ve received. I have been deeply involved in endtimes Bible Prophecy. But it can be very intense and I really need comfort peace and hope in Jesus. It is too much for me. Right now I lost a refill prescription I’ve taken every day for 45 years. After going without out it now for several days, I am feeling a little sick like I am going through withdrawal. But even in the midst of this the comfort I’ve received helps me to fill a little better. I am not very excited about the days we are living in. The Lord placed us here at just a time as this for a purpose. I will be glad when the Lord takes me home. I am ready to go home.

    • Corum Hughes says:

      Hi Ted, thanks for getting in touch. I’ve passed your note on to Charles. And thanks for the blue whale joke! That certainly lightens the mood for a typically bleak topic. I pray the Lord walks with you now as you feel sick from your med withdrawal, and that you can get that sorted out quickly.

  • Ted Bates says:

    What do you do when you see a Blue Whale? You tickle him under the chin and cheer him up.

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