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Journeywomen


Aug 19, 2019

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, we’re talking about anxiety and depression. I asked my friends Hope Blanton and Christine Gordon to join me because Hope is a trained counselor and Christine has formal theological training. Together, they write At His Feet Bible studies, which I cannot recommend highly enough, and all that said, you might be surprised to learn that both of them actually have and still wrestle with either anxiety or depression. 

Hope A. Blanton is wife to Ray and mother of three. She earned her master's in clinical social work at Temple University. Currently she works as a counselor in San Antonio. She loves good food, making people laugh, and being outside. And Christine B. Gordon, MATS, is wife to Michael and mother of three. She earned her Master of Arts in Theological Studies at Covenant Seminary. She currently lives in St. Louis where she works as the intake coordinator for a counseling center. She loves to walk, make music with other people, and share bad puns with her family.

 

RESOURCES

Not the Way It's Supposed to Be by Cornelius Plantinga Jr.

Affliction by Edith Schaeffer 

Book of Job 

Running Scared: Fear, Worry, and the God of Rest by Ed Welch

 

CONNECT WITH CHRISTINE & HOPE

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SCRIPTURE REFERENCES

Luke 5

2 Corinthians 12:7-9

2 Corinthians 4:7-9

Job

Isaiah 25

Revelation 21

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  • What is the difference between anxiety and depression?
  • Have you experienced anxiety and/or depression in your life and what did that look like?
  • How have you seen the gospel impact the day to day hardships in your life?
  • What does it look like to be present in the lives of others?
  • How can you walk in surrender and open confession with your community?
  • What is the hope we have to look forward to?
  • What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?

 

Find all of the links & related resources from the show here.

 

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