Will Medicine Stop the Pain?
Finding God’s Healing for Depression, Anxiety, and other Troubling Emotions
The authors, both seasoned biblical counselors, include stories from real people and practical advice on issues such as, how body and emotions affect each other; why drugs that help you feel better may end up making your emotional problems worse; how applying biblical principles can help you deal with the true sources of your pain; and why it is possible to respond to emotional pain in faith and hope.
The authors even include a section on how to talk to your doctor so as not to be misled about the type of care you need. God is with you, no matter how you feel. His promises are stronger than all your feelings.
“I urge you to read this book all the way through, with a prayerful heart and an open mind. It will likely challenge your thinking on many fronts. It will certainly give you a vision for how your suffering (and the suffering of others) can become a path to great blessing and growth and can result in the display of God’s glory in this fallen world.” — from the foreword by Nancy Leigh DeMoss, national speaker and author of Choosing Gratitude
“As a biblical counselor, I have never read a more practical and useable book. I anticipate giving this book to many of my counselees. While it is addressed primarily to women, many men will find great benefit in reading it.”
— Jim Newheiser, Pastor, Grace Bible Church, Escondido, CA and author of You Never Stop Being a Parent
About the Authors
Elyse Fitzpatrick counsels with the Institute for Biblical Counseling and Discipleship and is a frequent retreat and conference speaker. Fitzpatrick coauthored Women Helping Women, a 1998 Gold Medallion finalist; Love to Eat, Hate to Eat; Overcoming Fear, Worry, and Anxiety; and Uncommon Vessels: A Program for Developing Godly Eating Habits. She and her husband, Philip, have three adult children and two grandchildren.
Dr. Laura Hendrickson, a medical doctor and board-certified as a psychiatrist, left her practice eighteen years ago to work full-time at home with her son, Eric, who had just been diagnosed with severe autism. What seemed at the time to be a terrible tragedy turned out to be the source of great blessing in both her and Eric’s life. Through the struggle to raise a very different child, health and family challenges, God drew Dr. Laura close to Himself. Eric improved and began school. Dr. Laura trained at the Christian Counseling and Education Foundation West in Biblical Counseling, learning to apply biblical principles first to her own struggles, then to the lives of her counselees.
Today Eric is considered recovered from autism. Dr. Laura is now an author, biblical counselor, and popular retreat and conference speaker. She loves sharing principles from Scripture, and helping women grow in their understanding of God’s amazing love.
- What’s Wrong with Me?
- Will Medicine Help My Pain?
- Lord, Why Do you Let Me Hurt?
- Lord, Why Did You Hurt Your Son?
- Depression: An Opportunity in Disguise
- Casting All Your Anxiety on Him
- Understanding Your Out-of-Control Moods
- What About Cognitive and Perceptual Problems?
- All for the Glory of God
- A: How You Can Know If You’re a Christian
- B: Understanding Medicine Dependence, Withdrawal, and Side Effects
- C: How to Talk with Your Doctor
- D: Resources for Further Study