Are Men Necessary? Significant interest in the psychology of men surged from about the mid-1970s, after the feminist movement. Early “masculist” authors included Goldberg (1976) and Farrell (1975), whose original suggestions fell in line with the psychology of the times, namely, that men should be more sensitive and less aggressive.
Why is the human male and female nature constant across time and cultures? Men think of intimacy in physical terms (S-E-X); women think of intimacy in emotional terms (T-A-L-K). So how are you supposed to know what your husband or ...
Depression has been called the common cold of mental illnesses. Current estimates from the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) suggest that each year more than 11,000,000 people in the United States suffer from this illness.
In the Bible several different Hebrew and Greek words are used to denote anger. Anger is an intense emotional reaction, sometimes directly expressed in overt behavior and sometimes remaining a largely unexpressed feeling. The word normally used in the Bible to refer to an emotion considered sinful. All of us have gotten angry. Should we vent our anger or should we contain it? How can God's Word help?
No one can be saved unless he is born again by the power of God’s Holy Spirit. “Ye must be born again,” says Jesus. The necessity is absolute; not merely, “Ye may be born again,” but “Ye must be born again.” See: How Are We to Understand Satan’s Battle for the Christian Mind? Nothing else will take... Continue Reading →
God is very much aware of his servants that suffer from depression. Isaiah 57:15 says, “The high and lofty one who lives in eternity, the Holy One, says this: ‘I live in the high and holy place with those whose spirits are contrite and humble. I restore the crushed spirit of the humble and revive the courage of those with repentant hearts.’”
Intense feelings of loneliness can be so overwhelming they could lead to alcoholism, drug abuse, even suicide. If it drags on for weeks, it would be best to seek the help of a Christian counselor. In the meantime, give some of our articles on this blog an opportunity. They offer practical advice along with Scriptural counsel.
Intense negative thinking will always lead to at least a minor depressive episode or simple, painful emotion. Our thoughts based on a good mood will be entirely different from those based on our being upset.
Anxieties Are Everywhere! We are living at the end of what Paul referred to as the last days. It is a time of great anxiety, as Paul put it, “But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come.” (2 Tim. 3:1) Many are struggling in very poor countries. Many families are falling apart. Many are entering a new stage in their lives and it is seeming overwhelming.