Your church can, and should, be a home for the depressed. Sadly, that’s not the case for many.
For whatever reason, many Christians have a stigma around depression. In some circles, approaches like seeking counseling are actively discouraged.
Addressing this issue will begin with honestly opening up about our lives and our struggles. That’s why we’re thrilled to have Dietrich Desmarais’ Life Without Lies: A Spiritual Journey available in our bookstore.
The publisher describes the book this way:
Dietrich Desmarais died before he was born. Growing up, his life was overshadowed by a cloud of negative feelings, dealing with issues of abuse and low self-esteem. This book explores the secret Dietrich discovered about how our lives are shaped by how we react to certain emotions.
Desmarais’ website goes on to say:
“Life Without Lies” is written with the purpose to help you move through the six most difficult emotions that we all experience in life. Anger, Fear, Sadness, Shame, Disgust, and Despair lead to all sorts of trauma. This book shows how neuroscience can help you to open new doors of thought to create a life beyond your inner boundaries by moving through these negative emotions toward the positive.
Desmarais is certified life coach, with a “unique gift of helping individuals through difficult issues and fostering deep healing.” Learn more about his approach at Emotional Wealth Management.