Depression: A Stubborn Darkness

Ed Welch, counselor at the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation, and Leslie Vernick, a licensed clinical social worker who maintains a private Christian counseling practice in Pennsylvania, help us understand what depression really is.

How should a person handle depression? View Show Notes →
Today on the broadcast, Christian counselors and authors Ed Welch and Leslie Vernick point the weary and depressed to help and hope. View Show Notes →
William Cowper experienced it. So did Charles Haddon Spurgeon and the Apostle Paul. What is it? Depression. View Show Notes →
Depression feels terrifying, dark, numb, heavy, and painful. View Show Notes →

Meet Series Guests

Ed Welch

Edward T. Welch, MDiv, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and faculty member at CCEF. He earned a PhD in counseling
(neuropsychology) from the University of Utah and has a Master
of Divinity degree from Biblical Theological Seminary.
Welch has been counseling for over forty years and has written
extensively on the topics of depression, fear, and addictions.
His biblical counseling books include Shame Interrupted, When
People Are Big and God Is Small, Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave, Depression: Looking Up from the Stubborn Darkness, Running Scared: Fear, Worry, and the God of Rest, A Small Book about a Big Problem, A Small Book for the Anxious Heart, A Small Book about Why We Hide, and I Have a Psychiatric Diagnosis.

Leslie Vernick

Leslie Vernick is a licensed counselor and coach with over 30 years experience helping individuals and couples. Leslie gently leads her clients and connections to:
*Discover the courage to deal with destructive relationships
Heal from a negative self-image or poor self-esteem
*Confidently speak thoughts and feelings in a constructive way
Encounter God’s peace in the midst of suffering or difficult loss
*Develop the discipline to turn dreams and desires into realities

She and her husband have been married for over 38 years.