High-functioning depression isn’t merely a bad attitude, and no, you can’t just snap out of it. People with HFD tend to be individuals with a lot of determination who tend to endure significant negative symptoms without asking for help. Here are five clues you may be depressed and not know it.Read More
Mental health problems are more common than we think —even in the church. For all of the things churches do well in loving and serving people, there are a few things we need to understand better. Here are four truths people with mental illness need the church to know.Read More
We all need moments, seasons, where we can open our soul-windows, pull back the curtains, and clear out what has grown cluttered, dim, and down-right dirty. Here is my guide to emotional spring-cleaning that will lighten your load, fill your tank, and maximize your wellbeing.Read More
by Andrew Adams The holiday season is upon us (unless you are reading this after the fact…but it’ll be back soon enough!) and anxiety is filling the air. Everywhere I look I see busyness and worry amidst the joyful atmosphere. A smiling face is lost amongst the endless stream of shoppers.Read More
Life can be chaotic at times. So many things coming at us all at once leave us feeling that life is living us rather than us living life.Read More
He tells me, My grace is sufficient for you. (2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV)I was running late. I’m never late. I hate to be late.Read More
Clark Kent. Indiana Jones. William Wallace. These were some of my favorite movie heroes growing up. They were the bravest of men. They faced enormous, sometimes super-human challenges. They overcame. They conquered.
I admired them for their courage. I envied their indomitable will.
I used to believe these men had no fear. How I longed to have no fear.Read More
We’ve all had moments where we were afraid. Fear is a natural emotion, a normal response to a real threat. We may feel afraid if someone unknown enters our home. We may feel afraid if we are in a situation where our life or wellbeing is endangered. I was afraid one night when I was driving down the interstate and a deer ran out in front of my car. I was terrified the day I stood in front of my television and watched two enormous towers fall.Read More
There are times when life comes at us full-force. There is no escape. No relief. It seems as if we are caught in a windstorm, fighting against the fierce elements attacking our every movement. We are left struggling with any last measure of energy to steady ourselves, to lean in, to survive.Read More
Not long ago, I was sitting with a client who, shock of all shocks, didn’t want to be in therapy. He expressed whole-heartedly that, “Only people with mental illness need a therapist, but anyone with common sense can figure out their own problems.”Read More