The Big Taboo


One in four women will suffer through clinical depression at some point; many others struggle with other biochemical problems like anxiety attacks or bipolar disorder. These complex problems touch a woman’s emotions, physical well-being, relationships, and spiritual life. This guide will offer personal insights from women who’ve gone through it, wisdom from Christian counselors, and hope from Scripture in its honest portrayal of suffering.

A collection of Bible-based articles and resources to use for yourself or with a group of other women.

On the Lookout
Authentic honesty about depression and anxiety and how God can help is powerful.
by Kelli B. Trujillo

Leader’s Guide
How to use “The Big Taboo” for a group study.

Making Peace with My Emotions
It took months of crying spells for me to realize I was depressed.
by Nancy Stevens

I Was Panic-Stricken
After years of struggling with anxiety attacks, I finally found peace.
by Lori Mangrum

The Depressed Epidemic
Why we’re more down than ever —and the crucial role churches play in healing.
by Dan G. Blazer

The Gospel According to Prozac
Can a pill do what the Holy Spirit could not?
by Clark E. Barshinger, Lojan E. Larowe, and Andres Tapia

When You’re Depressed
Three questions to ask— five ways to respond.
by Mark R. McMinn

Marriage During—and After—Depression
Discovering my enemy had a name helped turn my marriage around.
by Karen Scalf Linamen

Redeeming the Passion Within
The healing power of pursuing God-given dreams.
by Kirsten Strand

Light When All Is Dark
Our theology makes all the difference in mental illness.
by Kathryn Greene-McCreight

Additional Resources
Books, Bible studies, and articles to help you further.

Total number of pages - 71

Format: PDF


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