Strategies for Emotional Struggles

This is a lonely world.  To feel that you have to confront everything alone is impossible.  To not have someone by your side to support you is devastating.  There are many in this world who do not feel loved.  You may be one of many who feel that joy and love have passed them by.  You may be someone who feels depressed and can't make it alone.

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A Grief Like No Other

Suicide leads to a host of questions for those left behind. We ask ourselves: Why did this happen? Is it someone’s fault? Is it mine—because I wasn’t good enough? Why didn’t I see the signs and step in? Is it my fault because I didn’t intervene forcefully enough? Could I have stopped it?

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Alone, Alive, Fulfilled

This booklet is written and dedicated to everyone that is alone or feels alone. Maybe you’re young, living with your family; but you are somehow alone. Maybe you’re divorced, and even have a handful of children to raise; but you are so alone in that responsibility. Maybe you’re a college student, a member of the armed forces; there’s so much “aloneness” there.

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Alzheimer's: Facing The Loss of a Lifetime

Told through the eyes of a family experiencing Alzheimer’s, this booklet explores the impact the disease on both the patient and the caregiver. Offering insights on the joys that are still possible throughout the disease, this booklet gives hope by reminding us that though we may forget who we are, God never will.

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CANCER: COURAGE THROUGH CHRIST

Hearing the diagnosis of cancer brings fear, discouragement, resignation, regret, sorrow--but hanging on to those emotions will block the individual from seeing the bigger picture that God is in control, even when confronting cancer. In this booklet, inspiration comes from God's Word and the real-life stories of people, who have been through this disease themselves. Their words--candid and sincere--offer fist-hand insights.

COPING WITH CANCER

Now that you’ve been shoved into that line of people coping with cancer, the most important thing you can do is know — know with absolute conviction — that cancer will be conquered and that you have been enlisted ... unwillingly, to be sure! ... in a march toward life.

Life, you ask? Yes, life! There are so many factors in your life right now that would point to defeat — pain, treatments, financial concerns, fear of the unknown. You did not ask for cancer, but it is in your life. And you can be part of conquering it. Cancer is your enemy, and part of coping is coming to understand so you might know your enemy ... and how to fight it as you march toward life.

Learn about the changes a cancer diagnosis brings through the reflections of those who struggle with the disease. Using the "Lord's Prayer" as a basis, it offers words of comfort.

DEALING WITH DEPRESSION

Depression is as old as the human race. Twenty-four centuries ago, the Greek physician Hippocrates diagnosed depression, calling it “melancholy.” Depression hasn’t died out since then. Heightened by our urban environment and our urgent pace of living, depression is the most common form of emotional pain today.

This booklet explore some of the many causes of depression & suggests some appropriate courses of action to minimize its effects.