Pastoral Depression, Anxiety, and Suicide

Do we have evidence in Scripture that men of God suffered through seasons of depression, and even anxiety? Do grief and sorrow have a valid, spiritual place in the life of pastors? What happens when pastors try to suppress pain and depressive impulses in their lives? Is it wrong for pastors to grieve before their people? What spiritual and physical practices might help during times of depression and anxiety? Listen as Brian and Jim discuss these and other questions in this episode.

RESOURCES:

 THE PASTOR’S SOUL: The Call and Care of an Undershepherd

Reset: Living a Grace-Paced Life in a Burnout Culture

Spurgeon’s Sorrows: Realistic Hope for those who Suffer from Depression

Christians Get Depressed Too

What can a depressed person do daily while fighting for joy?

Book Recommendation…for the pastor’s encouragement

 

 

 

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One comment on “Pastoral Depression, Anxiety, and Suicide
  1. E. W. says:

    Thank you for praying for hurting pastors. That really touched me. My husband feels overwhelmed. He pastors a church plant alone. There are two men within our assembly who have the gift to teach and preach and they are called to the ministry. Our church for one reason or another will not confirm these men. This further has depressed my tired husband/pastor. I’m going to share this with him. He works a full time, night job as well. It gives him opportunity to hear from the Lord and listen to the Word plus sermons and podcasts without interruption. He needs help from the Lord.

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