Nothing would take the anger away. It was eating me alive”. Childhood abuse can affect who you are, your self-esteem, your whole makeup. Jesus can help to pull the fragments back together.
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“I was happy with my life, until someone told me about all the things I was missing out on.” What makes you happy? Is it the job you have or the things you do in your spare time? Perhaps it's the people you spend time with. Can you be truly happy regardless of how many friends you have or how much money you earn? Listen as Mark Doecke talks about the pursuit of happiness. Is there a recipe for lasting happiness?Find Out More
Do you want to make any changes this year? As we move into a new year, maybe there’s one or two things you’d like to change. Most of us have things we hope for and dream about for the future. But making those changes is often easier said than done. Especially when the changes you’d like to see are out of your control? Click here to listen as Richard and Celia discuss the challenges of making changes and how God can help us.Find Out More
Contentment While we may not be completely satisfied with our lot in life – and let’s face it, most of us want more – to label oneself as an “ingrate” seems a bit harsh. Nevertheless, that’s what the author of this booklet does. Why he does so is because he knows deep down inside there’s […]Find Out More
No Need To Fear Anxiety comes in many forms: excessive worry, inability to make even the simplest decisions, discouraging thoughts, edginess, irritability, and panic attacks to name a few. This booklet takes a look at some of the sources of anxiety and points to a source of help and hope so that we can stop […]Find Out More
We hear a lot more about mental health these days and that it’s an issue for many people. But how do you know when things like sadness or tiredness or lack of motivation has deepened into something like depression? Listen this week as Celia talks with Rosemary who has lived with depression throughout her life.Find Out More
Dealing With Depression Depression affects people from all ages, races, economic groups and both genders. It can result from a specific event or a chemical imbalance in the nervous system. The causes are numerous, but depression must be dealt with effectively before it can be controlled. This booklet explores some of the many causes of […]Find Out More
Have you ever experienced a deep peace, when everything around you was out of your control? Listen to Noel Due this week as he talks about peace. Not the dream of world peace, but about inner peace. Peace that works even when the world, and perhaps even you, are in chaos.Find Out More
The term anxiety covers a lot of conditions, some quite serious such as phobias and obsessive compulsive disorder. A certain amount of nervous energy and fear is actually ok and quite normal. But when these feelings take over and rule our lives, then we have a problem. Listen as Steve and Jenny share their struggles with anxiety and Julie, a psychologist, shares her insights.Find Out More
Great Expectations We all have dreams in life. They might be dreams of achieving great success, a long term relationship, or simply being happy. What about you – what do you dream of achieving? And how do you cope when life doesn’t turn out like you expected. Listen to Richard as he talks about how […]Find Out More
Do you find yourself torn between competing demands? It can be especially hard when you’re a working mum. Listen this week on messages of hope as Celia talks with Anna Doecke, a counsellor who helps people
recognise and deal with burnout and stress. We don’t have to be slaves to that stress.
Feeling stressed? Life seems to be going 100 miles an hour, people all around us seem to be suffering from burnout and stress. This isn’t something new. But what is it that causes us to feel like it’s all just getting too much? Listen in this week as Celia chats with Ali Hoopmann about what gets us stressed.Find Out More
Have you ever had one of those days where nothing seemed to go right? Where you wish you could just start the day over again and make different choices? Listen in this week to Richard Fox as he tells his story of trying to go it alone and fix a leaky tap, with disastrous consequences and a disappointed family – and his reflections on better ways to deal with the stress.Find Out More
For many people January is a great time for holidays. It’s good to break the routine and get away from some of the daily pressures of everyday life. Sometimes though, holidays don’t always work out how we imagine. So how do we find that rest and restoration when holidays become disasters or time and money just don’t allow us to get away? Listen as Ali and Celia look at how to find rest and restoration as part of our normal routine.Find Out More
Have you ever broken down in the middle of nowhere and all alone? It can be a frightening experience. Listen as Noel Due shares the true story of a friend who broke down in the desert. Find out what went through her mind as the hours passed by, and how the experience changed her life.Find Out More
Who am I? It’s either one of the greatest questions of all time, or the start of a quiz! Have you ever asked yourself who you are and what you are doing here? It can be a troubling question that is difficult to answer. Listen as Richard shares some of the answers he’s found, which have given him peace with who he is.Find Out More
“A doctor’s job is to cure sometimes, to relieve often and to comfort always.” Do you like visiting the doctor? For some people the only way you’ll get them to go to the doctor is in the back of an ambulance! Listen to Richard as he talks about the impact doctors have on our lives and how Jesus is like the best doctor we could ever have.Find Out More
Depression affects men and women from all ages, races and economic groups. Depression is something we talk about a lot more these days, but it’s still something hard to understand… Listen to Celia talk with Rosemary who has lived with depression throughout her life. Rosemary talks about the difference between sadness and depression and a variety of ways to successfully manage its negative effects.Find Out More
Do you ever feel ashamed We’ve all been embarrassed or ashamed at some point in our lives. Sometimes it affects us so deeply that it sticks with us and can pop up when we least expect it? Listen as Richard, Celia and Noel have a conversation about shame. Why do we feel ashamed, and what can we do about it?Find Out More
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Dealing With Depression
Depression affects people from all ages, races, economic groups and both genders. It can result from a specific event or a chemical imbalance in the nervous system. The causes are numerous, but depression must be dealt with effectively before it can be controlled. This booklet explores some of the many causes of depression and suggests some appropriate courses of action to minimize its effects.
Stressed But Connected
Unresolved issues. Financial trouble. Neglected health. Everyone feels stressed-out. Right? Wrong! Everybody has stress, but not everyone is stressed-out. If you've accepted stress as a way of life, this booklet is for you. From setting healthy personal boundaries to eliminating procrastination, these sensible strategies will help you manage stress before stress manages you. Best of all, you'll discover that you don't need to handle the pressure alone - as you embrace God's "best" for your life!
Anxiety has become epidemic. Many of us are frazzled by family problems, stress at work, financial woes, and a thousand other hassles. If you are chronically troubled by fatigue, edginess, a churning stomach, heart pains, trembling and shaking, dizziness, and/or migraine headaches, you are not alone. Like millions of other people, you may be struggling with anxiety, panic attacks, or phobias. There is help. Read the true stories of three people who recovered, finding hope and healing for the physical, emotional, and spiritual problems caused by anxiety.
No Need to Fear
Anxiety comes in many forms: excessive worry, inability to make even the simplest decisions, discouraging thoughts, edginess, irritability, and panic attacks to name a few. This booklet takes a look at some of the sources of anxiety and points to a source of help and hope so that we can stop focusing on our perceived fears and join Franklin Roosevelt in proclaiming, “The only thing we need to fear is fear itself.”
Overcoming a Painful Childhood
This booklet is for the millions of men and women whose lives are affected by abuse or neglect they suffered as a child. With help from God and people who care, you can overcome a painful childhood. Learn how to cope with memories of abuse, how to care for your particular needs as a survivor, and how to build a better future.
Get a Grip
Is there a cure for the blues? It is said that “misery loves company,” but does that mean that the company you keep loves your misery? We all experience a range of emotions each and every day – the key is to keep our emotions from taking over our outlook on life. From emotional triggers to mood-busters, you will find this booklet brimming with strategies for managing moodiness. Best of all, you’ll discover how to find hope, peace, and comfort…when you need it the most!
The mystery of you
Using the popular board game CLUE as a template, author Melanie Wilson guides readers to a deeper understanding of their real selves. It’s when an individual considers where he’s been (rooms); what he’s done(weapons); and who people (witnesses) say he is – that a fuller grasp of identity can be acquired.
Depression: Understanding the Pieces of the Puzzle
This booklet explores clinical depression and offers help to sufferers and their families.
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