This is an article by Brad Hambrick, published by the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. These ten types of thinking are described as fuelling the depressive-anxious experience. From personal experience they certainly resonate. It would be helpful to understand that this is not a matter of identifying these in others …

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A reflective article about life with chronic illness and trust in God by Stephanie Phillips. An excerpt: I had the thought the other day: what if I never change? I don’t remember what I was doing: making yet another dinner, folding some more laundry, mediating another child-fight, battling another impulse to emit a primal scream. …

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Mockingbird have republished an essay about the life of Vincent van Gogh entitled ‘A Life Of Aching Beauty: Vincent van Gogh as Preacher, Failure, and Painter’. The essay explores Van Gogh’s art and life, contrasting the bleakness of his experience with the vibrancy of his works, and drawing some thoughts about seeking transcendence amidst the …

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I like Zack Eswine’s writing. In Spurgeon’s Sorrows Eswine sensitively considers the experience of depression, using Charles Spurgeon’s experiences and writings as a reference point. Such are the variations in depression I’m loathe to generalise or make it look like there are universal treatments that will bring relief. It’s not a long book, but it …

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