Below audio segments from the presentation of “Overcoming Depression-Anxiety: A Suffering Paradigm.” For the various counseling options available from this material visit www.summitrdu.com/counseling.

  • The “Overcoming Depression-Anxiety: A Suffering Paradigm” seminar is also available in video format.

The complementing studies are also available in video and podcast formats at the links below:

  • “Overcoming Depression-Anxiety: A Responsibility Paradigm”// video and podcast (coming soon)
  • “Towards a Christian Perspective of Mental Illness” // video and podcast (coming soon)

NOTE: Many people have asked how they can get a copy of the seminar notebook referenced in this verbal presentation. You can request a copy from Summit’s admin over counseling at counseling@summitrdu.com (please note this is an administrative account; no individual or family counsel is provided through e-mail).

STEP 1.
PREPARE yourself physically, emotionally, and spiritually to face your suffering.

STEP 2.
ACKNOWLEDGE the specific history and realness of my suffering.

STEP 3.
UNDERSTAND the impact of my suffering.

STEP 4.
LEARN MY SUFFERING STORY which I used to make sense of my experience.

STEP 5.
MOURN the wrongness of what happened and receive God’s comfort.

STEP 6.
LEARN MY GOSPEL STORY by which God gives meaning to my experience.

STEP 7.
IDENTIFY GOALS that allow me to combat the impact of my suffering.

STEP 8.
PERSEVERE in the new life and identity to which God has called me.

STEP 9.
STEWARD all of my life for God’s glory.


If this post was beneficial for you, then consider reading other blogs from my “Favorite Posts on Anxiety” or “Favorite Posts on Depression” post which address other facets of these subjects.