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A letter to someone struggling with thoughts of Suicide

by Dr. Norman Wise

Recently someone wrote me an e-mail who was struggling with the temptation to take their lives.   This was my response. I am sad to hear of your great loss.  I don’t know that led to your soul mate’s death.  But I can understand the loss of a loved one since my wife of 37 years […]

Meditations on Suicide

by Dr. Norman Wise

  Meditations on Suicide By Dr. Norman Wise [Deu 30:19 NASB] 19 “I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants.” I had been thinking about suicide […]

Christ Centered 12 Steps

by Dr. Norman Wise

The 12 Steps from a Christian point of view By Dr. Norman Wise 1. We admitted, by a revelation of the Holy Spirit, that we were powerless over other people, events and substances-that our lives had become uncontrollable because of our sin. We accepted 100% responsibility for our words, actions, and attitudes. 2. Came to […]

Self Talk To Defeat Suicide

by Dr. Norman Wise

Love of Death Self-Talk   What is self-talk?   Self-talk a person’s internal dialogue, which can be positive and motivational or negative and demotivating.   Part of this internal dialogue can be a wish for death or idealization about suicide.  How can we weaken such internal conversation?   One is to replace this focus on […]

Thirst for more!

by Dr. Norman Wise

“Like the woman at the well, sooner or later, perhaps in a quiet, reflective moment, we must all come to terms with the honest truth that we were looking for more than we’ve found thus far. We certainly don’t resemble the Samaritan woman. We keep our marriages to a minimum, and we hold down respectable […]