Patients in hospital face many spiritual and emotional challenges, and so pastoral counsel in such situations needs to help patients work through these. In this article, the author employs the biblical metaphor of wilderness to equip caregivers for helping patients work through these respective challenges.
This article speaks directly to the depressed person, and speaks openly about depression. The author gives a picture of the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual dimensions of depression, and then moves into biblical principles and strategies for change. Though a relatively short piece on the subject, the author capably handles some of its complexities, and leaves the reader with the encouragement to persevere in hope through the cross of Christ.
This article looks at the relationship between the Christian faith and depression. Can some Christian doctrines induce depression? The author maintains that even difficult doctrine (such as the doctrine of sin, depravity, and predestination), when preached within the biblical context, cannot cause depression.
The author of this article shows from the Bible and from history that Christians also experience depression. The church plays an important role in supporting and comforting those struggling with depression.
This article gives 8 reasons why it is important to study depression.
In this article the author warns to avoid all extremes in considering the causes of depression. People tend to think that depression is all physical, or spiritual, or mental. The author asks for balance.
What is depression? The author looks at how it is related to five areas of our lives: Life situation, our thoughts, our feelings, our bodies and our behaviour.
This article looks at four causes of depression: Stress, psychology, sin and the sovereignty of God.