Colleen and Chuck

Wise Words for the Weary Soul: Discussing Depression

Hard Stories from the Swindoll Home

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Wise Words for the Weary Soul: Discussing Depression

Colleen had a rare opportunity to sit down with her father, Pastor Chuck Swindoll, to talk about the hard stories and real-life woes their family has dealt with. Many may think that in almost 60 years of full-time kingdom ministry, their family has been exempt from struggles. That couldn’t be further from the truth.

Like most families, the Swindolls have struggled through serious seasons of discouragement, dysfunction, and depression—the stuff most of us don’t want to address but must in order to have a functional, healthy family system. Listen in as they reminisce and discuss the not-so-fun times, and learn:

  • The myths of faith and depression
  • Why we need to be mindful of our words and labels
  • How genetics and multiple factors can play a role in depression
  • What a good friend looks like during dark days

Key verse:
“All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.”—2 Corinthians 1:3-4

This priceless conversation is also available as a video resource. Join Colleen and Chuck for a table talk about depression.

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You can find the Counseling Insights Colleen mentioned on depression here.