Counsel for Common Questions

The coronavirus pandemic has presented many of us with new (or heightened) emotional and spiritual challenges. Our routines have been interrupted. Our plans have evaporated. Everything we thought we were going to do, has been canceled or postponed. Additionally, we've experienced isolation from one another. Our community, our friendships, the support we've come to rely on through family, church, activities, and work, is now experienced virtually. For some of us, this time has also meant dealing with significant loneliness, depression, anger, or grief. 

Wherever we find ourselves, it is good to remember that Jesus is not a stranger to our difficulties or our emotions. He reminds us in Matthew 11:28 to "Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

For those who have questions about how to begin working through unexpected challenges or heightened emotions, we've assembled some resources for you. Each topic begins with a short intro video from Pastor and Counselor Jonathan Holmes, and from there, we've provided links to helpful content for additional study. 

Topic 1: Wrestling with Control
How do we trust in the Lord well when things feel so out of control? What are my responsibilities and how do I keep from feeling overwhelmed?


Topic 2: Facing Depression

Topic 3: Dealing with Loss


Topic 4: Conflict in Conversation

Topic 5: Doubt & Confusion

Topic 6: Feeling Overwhelmed

Topic 7: Anxiety

Topic 8: Singleness

Topic 9: Marital Conflict