Depression

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Do you feel the darkness of depression closing in on you? Can anything dispel the darkness and bring back true peace and contentment to your heart?
June Hunt starts this minibook with defining all types of depression, from normal mood swings to psychotic depression. Through charts and easy bulleted points, June Hunt explains what happens to the mind, emotions, will, and body when various form of depression hit.
In Depression, June Hunt shows you:
•Causes of depression
•Types of depression
•Unexpected signs of depression
•The physical effects of depression
•How to combat depression spiritually
Depression will shed light on the spiritual implications of depression, and how it can actually leave lasting effects when our bodies experience depression for extended periods of time. God has created us with the ability to bounce back after experiences that weigh heavy on us for short periods of time, but our bodies were not designed to endure long bouts of depressed feelings.
The last section titled ‚"Steps to Solution‚" gives Biblical advice on how to manage depression, such as:
•Key Bible passages to read
•Do's and don'ts for family and friends
•Tests to gauge what kind of depression you're facing
•Questions and Answers on how depression effects your body
•The 4 points of God's plan for us
•And much more.
Look for all 25 titles in the Hope For The Heart Biblical Counseling Library. These mini-books are for people who seek freedom from codependency, anger, conflict, verbal and emotional abuse, depression, or other problems.
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June Hunt, M.A. Criswell College, is a biblical counselor whose award-winning radio program "Hope for the Heart" is heard on 900 radio outlets around the world. For more than 25 years, she has counseled people, offering them hope for today's problems. June has helped many people with emotional, relational, and spiritual problems experience God's love through biblical hope and practical advice.Early family pain was the catalyst that shaped June's compassionate heart. Later, as a youth director, she became aware of the need for sound biblical counsel. After years of teaching and research, she developed a scripturally based counseling course covering topics such as marriage and parenting, depression and anger, stress and suicide. These topics are now available as the Aspire Press "Hope for the Heart" booklets."Hope from the Heart" is a half-hour teaching broadcast on these important topics in more than 60 countries on 6 continents. "Hope in the Night" is June's live two-hour call-in counseling program that helps people untie their tangled problems on air. Through her warmth, wisdom, and gentle candor, June prompts penetrating dialogue with listeners, often with life-changing results."Hope for the Heart" booklets have been published in 27 languages in several formats and are being translated into more. June is a popular guest professor at colleges and seminaries, and a sought-after speaker at conferences and religious broadcasting events. She teaches and speaks around the world on topics such as crisis counseling, child abuse, wife abuse, forgiveness, singleness, and self-worth.

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Aspire Press
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Published on
Jan 4, 2013
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Pages
96
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ISBN
9781596367258
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Language
English
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Genres
Religion / Christian Ministry / Counseling & Recovery
Religion / Christian Ministry / General
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Anger Minibook
Biblical Counseling on Anger Management from Hope for the Heart
Has anger or rage ever clouded your judgment to the point that you acted rashly and then regretted it later? What do you do when you are inflamed with angry thoughts and feelings? Ultimately, you have the choice to act wisely or to react foolishly. You can learn to keep your anger under control with this practical advice from June Hunt.
Anger will shed light on the warning signs, or characteristics, of both acceptable and unacceptable anger.
Includes:
•"Cues to Find Hidden Anger" checklist, making it easy to diagnose different ways in which your body is reacts to anger •"Act or React" checklist June Hunt starts this minibook with a definitions section with simple explanations of each word associated with anger. Learn the magnitude, misuse, and misconceptions of anger. Also included in the definitions section are biblical examples of anger. For example, an example of acceptable anger is when injustice ignited righteous anger" in Jesus. Conversely, we find "unacceptable anger" in story of Saul and David, when King Saul's jealous anger over David's military victories burned like a fire, destroying many relationships including his relationship with God.
The last section titled ‚"Steps to Solution‚" gives you the power to be freed from anger with:
•The 4 sources of anger •4 Truths that will change your life •How to measure the amount of your anger •3 steps to resolving anger •Releasing your anger prayer •And much more.
Look for all 25 titles in the Hope For The Heart Biblical Counseling Library. These mini-books are for people who seek freedom from codependency, anger, conflict, verbal and emotional abuse, depression, or other problems.
Invisible. Insignificant. Deep down, have you always felt this way but never understood why? Generally, negative self-esteem develop as a result of being treated in ways that cause us to feel devalued by significant people in our lives. Therefore the true solution to low self-esteem is to apply the healing balm of truth to the wound in your soul in order that your mind will be transformed, causing you to build self confidence and gain self-esteem.
If you look anywhere other than to God‚the God who created you with a purpose and a plan‚your view of your own value is in grave danger of being distorted. In this christian book by June Hunt, learn how to gain self-confidence--confidence based on God and a healthy perspective of your identity in Christ. Before you were ever born, God established your real worth by knowing you, by choosing you, and ultimately by dying for you! In the Characteristics section of Self-Worth, June Hunt defines:
•What low self-worth looks like
•What can sabotage true spiritual growth
•The impact of having rejecting parents
•How rejection from others can rule you
•Why comparing yourself to others is costly
In the section titled, "Steps to Solution," June Hunt gives you practical advice on:
•Getting rid of your guilt
•How to resist being a prisoner of poor parenting
•How to have a heart of forgiveness
•7 steps to self-acceptance
•How to answer 7 self-defeating statements
•And much more
Learn to leave behind feelings of worthlessness, and experience your true worth‚the worth you have in the eyes of your heavenly Father.
Look for all 25 titles in the Hope For The Heart Biblical Counseling Library. These mini-books are for people who seek freedom from codependency, anger, conflict, verbal and emotional abuse, depression, or other problems.
Do you long to find freedom from fear? God never assumes that we will live without fear, but there are forms of fear such as anxiety that can ultimately lead to panic attacks, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and other things that God does not desire for us. Learn how fear relates to perceived threats to security, significance, and love‚and how perception directly affects the degree of fear you experience.
June Hunt answers tough questions on fear, like:
•How can I overcome my irrational fear of death?
•How can I overcome the fear that my children or spouse might die?
Things like former fear-producing experiences or an emotional overload can cause fear to take hold in your life. What should you do if your fear causes you to avoid any threatening situation?
•You can face your fear
•Allow change to happen
•Resist negative thought patterns
•Keep your imagination in check and don't let it run away
•Believe that God has control
•Counter your fears with facts
Discover how to move from fear to faith‚"from panic to peace‚"through a deepened understanding of the love and power of Christ in your life. Jesus can set you free as you turn to Him for strength and help in each and every fearful situation. Discover that when you acknowledge you are weak and inadequate, God's strength and adequacy can prevail within you!
Look for all 25 titles in the Hope For The Heart Biblical Counseling Library. These mini-books are for people who seek freedom from codependency, anger, conflict, verbal and emotional abuse, depression, or other problems.
Domestic Violence: Assault on a Woman's Worth God designed the marriage relationship to benefit one another. He intended married couples to love, honor, and cherish each other all the days of their lives, but life doesn't always turn out that way. In some relationships, cruelty has replaced the sacred relationship defined by God. The Domestic Violence mini-book outlines a Christian approach to help you identify and stop physical and emotional abuse.
Experts estimate that 1-in-3 women suffer from some form of violence from a husband, boyfriend, or relative. In too many homes around the world, the marriage bond has become bondage--shared lives have become shattered by abuse. Yet these secret assaults stay hidden from the outside world.
Any form of abuse is a flagrant violation of the marriage vows, To have and to hold from this day forward, "to love and to cherish, 'til death do us part." And although such abuse is too frequently behind closed doors, it is blatantly in the open before the eyes of the Lord.
Included in the mini-book Domestic Violence: Assault on a Woman's Worth are abuse checklists with a list of behaviors that you may have observed or experienced. God has a heart for those who are victims of domestic violence. He wants you to know that he hears your cries; he thinks you are worthy of love without violence, and he holds you in the palm of his hand. Learn the causes of violent behavior and the reasons many women won't leave abusive relationships.
In the section titled, "Steps to Solution," June Hunt gives many tools:
• How to answer a person who claims that violence is justified.
• How to know whether the abuser has really changed
• How to build healthy boundaries
• How to prepare a safety plan
• How to use the law in the United States
• And much more.
From school bullying in the cafeteria to cyberbullying after school, the statistics on bullying are staggering. This practical, quick-reference book shows how to spot, prevent, and respond to all forms of bullying. It covers everything from the root causes of bullying to the realistic ways to stop it. Perfect for teens, teachers, church leaders, youth workers, pastors, and parents.

Get a close-up look at the common characteristics of the bully, the bystander, and the victim—and discover practical ways to help each of them stop the cycle of bullying and find a new identity. Receive incredible insight and biblical wisdom from Christian Counselor June Hunt on how to:

• Identify the common causes and signs of bullying
• Restore the self-esteem of a bullied child or teen
• Respond when your child is being bullied
• Safely stand up and stick up for a person being bullied

Find out what you need to know about bullying and how to take action against it with this quick-reference guide. It includes—
• Definition Section on Bullying—What is Bullying?

• Characteristics and Causes Section: The Bully, The Bullied, and The Bystander

• Steps to Solution Section: How to Stop Bullying

•How to Stop Bullying: 3 Biblical Steps to Prevent Bullying

•Learn How to Spot 4 Common Signs of Bullying

"The bully seeks power to 'lord it over' others. But the only true Lord, the creator of the Golden Rule, wisely said, 'Do to others what you would have them do to you' (Matthew 7:12)." — June Hunt
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