Drowning in an Ocean of Depression: A Conversation with Ryan Noel Fraser
Pastoral Care / Podcast

Drowning in an Ocean of Depression: A Conversation with Ryan Noel Fraser

By Andy Hale  Over the past two decades, the use of antidepressants has skyrocketed. One in six Americans now takes an antidepressant medication. Nearly 40% of Americans reported in 2018 that they were more anxious than in the years past. Almost 18% of the American population has an anxiety disorder. Three out of four Americans … Continue reading

CBF Field Personnel / General CBF / Internationals Ministries / Missions

Being Easter people in the interfaith environment

I sometimes preach a sermon entitled “The Four Little Candles.” The author of the original story is unknown. In it I tell the story of four little candles that were burning softly and quietly.  Listening closely you can hear them speak. The first little candle is peace. Lamenting that the world no longer wants to … Continue reading

Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling

A Client Story

The following post is from Chris O’Rear, M.Div., M.M.F.T., Licensed Clinical Pastoral Therapist at Pastoral Counseling Centers of Tennessee, Inc., in Nashville, Tennessee. Several years ago, I had a new client come to me because she felt cut-off from her feelings and other people. Eventually she described a history of emotional neglect, physical and sexual abuse … Continue reading