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Placing a Child for Adoption | A Birth Mother’s Story

Placing a Child for Adoption | A Birth Mother’s Story

Should you place a child for adoption? Placing a child for adoption is a difficult decision—one that requires a lot of strength, prayer, and heart. In this exclusive interview, Tamra, a birth mother and adoption advocate, shares the story of her decision to place her son for adoption. Please click below to hear her heart-warming story.  

Reasons to Stay Alive | Suicide Prevention

Reasons to Stay Alive | Suicide Prevention

There are reasons to stay alive. If you feel depressed or suicidal, please know that there are many, many, many reasons to stay alive. Depression is a debilitating, devastating illness. Depression can overwhelm your mind with feelings of sadness and make you feel like there is no hope. Please understand that these feelings are symptoms of depression. There is always hope. Life is filled with hope. Life has many wonderful things in store for you! Below are fifty reasons to stay alive. I could write…

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What Causes Depression?

What Causes Depression?

It’s no secret that depression causes feelings of guilt, worthlessness, lethargy, and hopelessness, but what causes depression? If we understand the causes of depression then we are more likely to be able to find a solution to defeat it. What Causes Depression? It is difficult to boil depression down to one root cause, but there are numerous factors, or stressors, that could lead a person to experience depression. For some, traumatic or distressing life events—such as grief, loss, illness, monotony, divorce, financial…

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9 Ways to Fight Depression (and Win!)

9 Ways to Fight Depression (and Win!)

Want to know how to fight depression? As someone who regularly struggles with chronic depression, I’ve learned how very difficult it can be to move forward. Over the years, I’ve developed a number of ways that help me actively fight my own depression. Listed below are nine of those techniques. If you are struggling with depression, I hope that these techniques can help you move forward in life. 9 Ways to Fight Depression #1 Believe You Can Fight Your Depression In…

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Look to the Light

Look to the Light

“Does your heart walk forward in the light?” Lehi Sanchez, a Native American, shares the inspirational story of his father, Ezekiel.

How to Prevent Suicide

How to Prevent Suicide

In 2013, the CDC listed suicide as the tenth leading cause of death in the United States. The CDC also reported that “there were 41,149 suicides in 2013 in the United States—113 suicides each day or one every 13 minutes.” Suicide is a national epidemic and we need to know how to prevent suicide. How can we prevent suicide? Several years ago, I woke up with a terrible pain in my midsection. I had eaten fish the night before and assumed…

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How Will God Interview Parents?

How Will God Interview Parents?

How will God interview parents? Will He judge them based on how they raised their children? Or will He judge them based on how many of those children made it back to Him on the straight and narrow path? Nathan Mitchell, the Clinical Director of the ANASAZI Foundation, gives a surprising answer! How Will God Interview Parents? Nathan Mitchell, Clinical Director of Anasazi Foundation, gave this answer: “A lot of times, when I’m talking to parents, I ask them to consider…

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You Are NOT A Burden

You Are NOT A Burden

When someone struggles with depression, they will often feel as though their life is a burden to others. Ganel-Lyn Condie, a speaker and author, lost her sister to suicide in 2014 and the grief is almost overpowering. Ganel-Lyn has often expressed the feeling that she would rather have her sister—with all her imperfections—than to go through life without her. In the video below, Ganel-Lyn talks about her sister’s suicide and tells anyone who is struggling with suicidal thoughts that they are not a…

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The Legend of the Northern Lights

The Legend of the Northern Lights

“Look to the light and swim to the top of the Great Mountain. There you will find your home. There you will swim in the eternal river of the sky.” – Seth Adam Smith This story comes from the book “Your Life Isn’t For You,” by Seth Adam Smith. Click here to order a copy from Amazon!