Warning Signs Tag

7 Very Personal Words of Pastoral Consolation for Parents Grieving the Loss of a Child to Suicide

29 Sep 7 Very Personal Words of Pastoral Consolation for Parents Grieving the Loss of a Child to Suicide – From a Minister Who Lives With Depression

In the weeks before he took his own life this September (National Suicide Prevention Month), 22-year-old “Dylan,” a Christian college student at a school in the Southeast, wrote of his love for the mountains. The mountains, he said in a blog post, were where he heard God speak to him “the clearest and the loudest.” But in just over a month’s time, this young man with a promising future would become yet another tragic casualty to the second-leading cause of death in his age group (10 to 24 years), and the 10th-leading cause of death among all Americans.
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21 May 9 Signs That You Have a Gambling Problem

Addiction is stealthy, nasty and unpredictable. In reality there is no reliable defense against addiction besides abstinence -- don’t start drinking, drugging or gambling in the first place and nothing bad can happen. But human beings will always engage in a certain amount of risky behavior, putting themselves in the crosshairs without fully considering the consequences. 

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