HELP & HoPE
Joy was 12 years old when her mother lost her battle with aggressive breast cancer. Her two little sisters looked to her for mothering. She became her father’s confidante as he tried to navigate grief, single parenthood, and looking for a new wife. Joy’s story gives listeners a glimpse into how the loss of a parent can create an ever widening circle of grief that takes years to process.
What gets inside the head of a young girl who almost starves herself to death because when she looks into a mirror she sees a fat, ugly, lonely girl? In this special interview, Rose takes us inside the heart of a girl who who has struggled with weight issues her who life. Rose does not sugar coat her battle and admits that even now, she must practice strong disciplines in order to fight old habits.
A young woman, beginning to see her career as a recording artist start to take off, hears the diagnosis no young person ever expects: “You have an inoperable brain tumor.” Listen as Caitlin describes her battle to find a cure and then just when life seemed to be turning around, the news that shook her world once more...
Depression is a broad life crisis with many unique circumstances. In this interview, Danielle’s story demonstrates that depression in young adults is often rooted in childhood. It’s easy to hide depression and to slowly hide away rather than fight the dark feelings of sadness, loneliness and worthlessness. Danielle offers help and hope as she describes the steps she took to find her way back to a life of purpose.
In this episode Dr. Betters answers the question, "I suffer tremendously from anxiety and fear of my children dying. I pray about it constantly, but still I fear that God will take them anyway. It is a constant torment that is crippling my life. How can I give up my anxiety to God and trust him with my darkest fears?"
In this episode Dr. Betters answers the question, "Does God still want us to tithe 10% of our gross income when we are struggling financially? Despite us both having full-time jobs and cutting back in sooo many ways, because of unexpected medical bills, an unexpected funeral bill, etc, we still can never pay our credit card bill. It's a huge weight on our shoulders. No matter how hard I try, I'm ashamed that I'm not able to give my tithe out of joy as God desires because I'm always thinking how 1/2 of our yearly tithe amount would eliminate our credit card bill. I wish the Bible said more about the subject."
In this episode of Ask Dr. Betters, Dr. Betters answers the question, "What should you do when you cannot pray? I have reached the point a few times when I felt so sad, lost, and overwhelmed that I could not even pray. I reached out to others to pray for me at those times, but I still felt really isolated."
In this episode Dr. Betters answers the question, "What does God say about His children wrestling in a true crisis of faith? What is the average duration of a crisis and do His children in crisis emerge years later with faith stronger than ever before?"
Treasures of Encouragement
Memories of my studio time with Debbie washed over me. More prepared than anyone I had ever interviewed, Debbie still struggled to share her personal battle against cancer,...
It’s Christmas in July in my office these days as I write a daily Christmas devotional that MARKINC will launch right before Thanksgiving. So, I’m digging around my old blog posts for some of the older most popular ones to share so I can use every writing minute for the devotional. Those of you who...
My mother-in-law's physical ailments have forced us to confront the ravages of aging as she has spent time in nursing homes after repeated falls. She is a stubborn, strong woman who refused to surrender...
Before you assume, learn the facts. "He who guards his lips, guards his life, but he who speaks rashly will come to ruin...."