What a husband or wife does or says in relation to a depressed spouse can either exacerbate the symptoms or help relieve them.
Posts by Terry Powell
Dr. Terry Powell
Author and Professor
Terry is Faculty Emeritus at Columbia International University, and now Adjunct Professor in Church Ministries. Married 50 years, he has two sons, a daughter-in-law, and a grandson. Terry writes about faith and depression at Penetrating the Darkness. His latest book, Oh God, I’m Dying! How God Redeems Pain for Our Good and for His Glory tells of God's sustaining grace in the life of co-author, Dr. Mark Smith, who is an effective Christian university president despite suffering daily pain from a near-fatal accident.
Eight tips for giving constructive, faith-based criticism, from one Christian to another, or from leader to one who is supervised.
To help prevent suicide, watch for: depression, bi-polar, suicidal thoughts, isolation, risky behavior, weapons, worsening health, giving away possessions.
A transparent leader isn’t pretentious. With discretion, he shares personal stories from his spiritual pilgrimage, and how the truths being taught affect him or her. In the company of trustworthy people, a transparent leader is honest when it comes to disclosing prayer requests.