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Do I Love Myself Enough or Too Much?

By Leslie Vernick | February 2, 2009 |

Q. My counselor tells me I need to love myself more and need to improve my self esteem. The Bible says that I’m not to think too highly of myself. So which is it? Do I love myself enough or too much? Debbie in OR A. That can be a trick question for many Christians. The Bible isn’t against loving…

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I caught my husband chatting on the internet. Help

By Leslie Vernick | January 26, 2009 |

Q. I recently discovered that my husband has been not only viewing porn on the internet, but also “chatting” with multiple women. I even found e-mails where he refers to me as his “soon to be ex” and exchanged phone numbers, and talked about times to meet, etc. When I confronted him, he swears that all of this is fantasy…

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How can I know if I am Depressed?

By Leslie Vernick | January 18, 2009 |

Q. I’ve been reading your blog about depression but how do I know if I’m really depressed or just in a bad mood? Crystal in AL A. For many of us, depression is a generic word we use to describe how we feel when we’re down in the dumps, stressed-out, overwhelmed, hurt, or sad. Many of us have bad days…

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Is it sinful to take antidepressant medication?

By Leslie Vernick | January 12, 2009 |

Q. I struggle with depression and feel guilty taking antidepressant medication. Some Christians say that depression is a sin problem. Others say it’s a disease. I’m so confused. Am I sinning by taking medication? Lori in IN A. You are not alone. Many depressed people feel ambivalent about taking medication. They fear it means that they aren’t trusting God enough.…

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Getting Over Winter Blues

By Leslie Vernick | January 5, 2009 |

Q. Christmas is over. The weather is grey and I haven’t seen the sunshine in over a week. I know I’m supposed to be joyful and thankful but I just don’t feel it. What can I do to feel better when I’m feeling blue? Abby in MA A. You’re not alone. Many people experience the winter blues. There’s even a…

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My husband’s anger and chronic complaining Part 2

By Leslie Vernick | December 30, 2008 |

Q. This is my last blog before the New Year so I thought I’d do something a little different. Instead of answering a new question, I want to continue to respond to the issue presented last week. This past week I’ve received some reader responses as well as a follow up question from Diane regarding her husband’s explosive anger and…

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My Husband is Chronically Complaining and Negative

By Leslie Vernick | December 22, 2008 |

Q. My husband is chronically complaining and often in a bad mood. He finds something wrong with everything and frequently has a pity party for himself. I don’t know how to help him or even how to live with him in a godly way. I don’t want him to ruin the holidays for our children – again! What can I…

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How Do I Stop Being Crazy Busy?

By Leslie Vernick | December 15, 2008 |

Q. There is never enough time in a day or week to get everything I need to get finished done. Holidays only add another long list to the already long list I try to do. Is it ever going to stop? Cindy from FL A. I know how you feel, I’ve been there too. It seems that for every item…

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My mom died and I feel stuck in my grief.

By Leslie Vernick | December 8, 2008 |

Q. My mom passed away 9 months ago; 1 month after finding out she had pancreatic cancer. I miss her so much. I know she is happy and not suffering in Heaven and that comforts me, but I feel like I’m going crazy sometimes with her not here. I am not looking forward to the holidays since for the last…

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