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The Gospel, Mental Health, & Our City

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One of the great things about living in Austin is the common passion to care for our city. Faith communities, non-profits, and numerous other organizations work day in and day out with a heart to see the restoration of Austin. Much of what we do and take part of involves the physical realm; we address issues of poverty, slavery, injustice, abuse, hunger, and much more. Yet we often neglect the deeper issues that are behind the more obvious ones; Read More

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The Gospel and Depression

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Depression is more common than most of us realize. It seems like almost weekly we hear of another person who has ended their battle with depression through suicide. Our neighborhoods, workplaces, and our churches are filled with more people than we realize struggling – often in silence. It can be subtle and it can be debilitating. No one should struggle alone and without hope. Sadly there is a lot of misinformation out there and a lot of stigma when it comes to depression. Here are 10 resources to help towards getting the help you need and how to walk with others struggling.

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CCEF National Conference 2014

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Each year our entire counseling staff attends the CCEF National Conference together. This year we are excited to head to San Diego, CA to learn about grief and loss from a biblical perspective. Speakers include David Powlison, Ed Welch, Elyse Fitzpatrick, and Heath Lambert.

This is a highlight of our year and if you can make we highly encourage you to find a way to go. Find out more info here.

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The Cross and Criticism

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Many people walk through life crippled by criticism. It can sting hard and have a lasting affect, whether for a few hours, the day, or even years. In this poignant article, Alfred Poirier provides biblical wisdom on dealing with criticism by looking at it in light of the cross. I have personally benefited from reading and re-reading this article over the years and have recommended it more than any other to those I have counseled. Read More

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The Marriage Mirage

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Kristi Hanusch sits on her kitchen floor. Lately, she’s been suffering from intense migraines, the latest physical manifestation of a half-decade of strife and sickness. In her hand is relief: a tiny, white, round piece of relief. She takes the pill and closes her eyes. Ten minutes later, she takes another one.

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