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You’ve dealt with painful and unexpected things too, right? Whether it’s a diagnosis, a hard death, a dreadful divorce, a disability, a series of difficult trials, you name it, we can all cast our two cents into the jar of suffering. This transaction can lead us to feelings of anxiety, uncertainty, and depression, and often result in questioning our core beliefs about life and God. Colleen Swindoll-Thompson, daughter of well-loved pastor Chuck Swindoll and director of Insight for Living’s Reframing Ministries, helps us navigate these life-changing experiences with healing, hope, and humor. During each monthly podcast, Colleen unearths the unexpected experiences and legitimate advice of authors, leaders, and world influencers who share their raw and real stories of hitting the bottom of life’s bedrock. Join us and learn how to reframe your circumstances and renew life’s purpose while walking through challenges that are painful and unexpected.

Reframing Ministries Interview‪s‬ Colleen Swindoll Thompson

    • Christianity
    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

You’ve dealt with painful and unexpected things too, right? Whether it’s a diagnosis, a hard death, a dreadful divorce, a disability, a series of difficult trials, you name it, we can all cast our two cents into the jar of suffering. This transaction can lead us to feelings of anxiety, uncertainty, and depression, and often result in questioning our core beliefs about life and God. Colleen Swindoll-Thompson, daughter of well-loved pastor Chuck Swindoll and director of Insight for Living’s Reframing Ministries, helps us navigate these life-changing experiences with healing, hope, and humor. During each monthly podcast, Colleen unearths the unexpected experiences and legitimate advice of authors, leaders, and world influencers who share their raw and real stories of hitting the bottom of life’s bedrock. Join us and learn how to reframe your circumstances and renew life’s purpose while walking through challenges that are painful and unexpected.

    Treasures within Caregiving Nightmares

    Treasures within Caregiving Nightmares

    It’sa parent’s fear, an educational nightmare, a massive political agenda, the subject of heated church conflicts, an American epidemic, and more. Autism. Since 2000, multidisciplinary research has helped us treat vast variations of autism, but research can’t fix autism. In many ways, “fixing” autism shifts our focus away from an essential human need . . […]Read complete post.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    If God Is Good, Then Why Is There Suffering?

    If God Is Good, Then Why Is There Suffering?

    Weread in the Bible that God is good, loving, and faithful; yet we live in a world where horrible suffering exists, and God seems anything but good, loving, and faithful. It’s one of life’s greatest conflicts. Author and speaker Philip Yancey shares his time shedding incredible wisdom and insight on this conflict with us in […]Read complete post.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    How to Manage Faith and Mental Health Issues, Part 2

    How to Manage Faith and Mental Health Issues, Part 2

    Inany given year, 1 in 5 people will struggle with a mental health issue. If we said 1 in 5 people will have a compromise in physical health, we would start a prayer chain. But mention that the compromise is a mental health issue, and most people scatter, label, judge, and disappear.We tend to hide […]Read complete post.

    • 41 min
    How to Manage Faith and Mental Health Issues, Part 1

    How to Manage Faith and Mental Health Issues, Part 1

    Inany given year, 1 in 5 people will struggle with a mental health issue. If we said 1 in 5 people will have a compromise in physical health, we would start a prayer chain. But mention that the compromise is a mental health issue, and most people scatter, label, judge, and disappear.We tend to hide […]Read complete post.

    • 37 min
    How Do I Attend to My Child’s Trauma?

    How Do I Attend to My Child’s Trauma?

    Inthe Civil War, it was called a “soldier’s heart.”During the Industrial Revolution, it was “compensation neurosis.”During World War I, it was labeled “shell shock.”In World War II, it was defined as “battle fatigue or combat exhaustion.”During the Korean and Vietnam Wars, experts called it “stress response syndrome.”Finally, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders […]Read complete post.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

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19 Ratings

I love yoir Dad ,

Your interview with your Dad

Amazing. Truly inspiring. Your Dad is perhaps the most talented expositor and anointed preacher of his and our generation. His honesty and insight have been a blessings to millions. Your interview brought me to tears as I realized your Dad has been my pastor for over 20 years even as an international theology student from Colombia at Bethany in Minneapolis. I will always cherish his guidance and honesty in his own struggles in spite of the pressure by elders and church goers not to show too much weakness. His greatness is in his weakness. I pray for him and for all of us this to be a season of joy even in the midst of this pandemic that has changed so many things yet we know that God is ultimately working out His purpose in us and in our world. I have always felt grace and acceptance from him. He reminds me of Billy Graham. We have a long way to go as we see other issues people struggle with yet we demonized and even as we can have a genetic predisposition for depression others may be predisposed to a certain sexual orientation that like depression is stigmatized instead of offering open arms love and preach Christ and the essentials of our faith. We are still in the 50’s in many issues and is easy to judge unless one close to you or yourself struggles with depression or has a predisposition for a sexual orientation different than ours that like depression is not contagious and yet we treat those different from us as if they are infected with a Virus... Anyway, I love your Dad...

mblumberg ,

Depression

I know your dad because my parents went to his church in Fullerton for years. I was deeply moved by his story with Cynthia. My husband was diagnosed with depression and now has dementia. I am in that caregiver role. Thank you for understanding.

ejbJoy ,

Grace for all our family

Listened and learned...just saw Grace under a microscope...Resulting repentant heart bursting within me! God, please give me grace that I may show grace today and beyond! Blessings!

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