Posts from May 2014

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Feeling Forsaken By God

by Dr. Norman Wise

My God, my God, why have You forsaken me? Far from my deliverance are the words of my groaning. Psalm 22:1 There are times of trouble that come into our lives. Times of pain. Times of confusion. Times when we feel we are drowning in losses. Time when we have lost our way. Times when […]

How To Have A Happy And Holy Marriage

by Dr. Norman Wise

Learning How to Have a Happy and Holy Marriage The concepts below are for spouses who are safe from violence in the home. In that case, we strongly recommend refuge elsewhere, and professional help before returning to the home. By Dr. Norm Wise Most of my days counseling are filled with praying for and providing […]

How Faith Can Help Understand Suffering

by Dr. Norman Wise

Suffering and faith The Christian faith is a realistic faith. Life is going to be hard. It will have in it unjust suffering, hardships, difficult times, pain, and abuse. Every human life is one filled with pain and pleasure. Sometimes the pain is far greater than the pleasure. So the question is not “How do […]

Comfort From The Lord As Our Shepherd

by Dr. Norman Wise

Psalm 23: The Valley of the Shadow By Dr. Norman Wise Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. –Psalm 23: 4 It is easy to live in a state of fear. We […]

Psalms And Depression

by Dr. Norman Wise

Psalm 34: The Lord Helps the Brokenhearted The Lord is close to the brokenhearted ?and saves those who are crushed in spirit. –Psalm 34:18 When we are depressed we feel isolated and without anything or anyone who is on our side or who understands us. One of the greatest struggles for those who are depressed […]

Learning How To Have A Happy And Holy Marriage

by Dr. Norman Wise

I am a counselor. Most of my days are filled with praying for and providing resources to people in deep emotional and relational pain. There is no lack of pain. People struggle to find peace in their relationships. This is true among Christians as well as people who do not have Christian faith. I do […]

What is the difference between “Success” and “Blessing”?

by Dr. Norman Wise

Is there a difference between what Americans think of as “Success” and being “Blessed” by God. Success for Americans is something that is a matter of cause and effect. We do something right and the effect is success. Most Americans think of success in mainly physical terms of health, wealth, and prosperity. Success is focused […]