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"Christ-Centered Healing from Depression and Low Self-Worth"


Ezra Taft Benson

Ezra Taft Benson, “Do Not Despair,” Ensign, Nov 1974, 65.  See it also 12 years later, with little variation, as a First Presidency Message: Ensign, Oct. 1986, 2.   (Depression described as an increasingly common form of spiritual attack, with "righteous alternatives" identified to help overcome it.)

Russell M. Nelson Russell M. Nelson, Joy and Spiritual Survival” October 2016  (Teaching the power of positive spiritual focus, for maintaining joy and optimism - whether in good times, or in challenging times.)
Boyd K Packer

Boyd K. Packer, “Solving Emotional Problems in the Lord’s Own Way,” Ensign, May 1978, 91.  (Basic thesis - Fostering self reliance is a core principle in helping others - whether with physical needs or with emotional/spiritual needs.) 

Richard G Scott

Richard G. Scott, Finding Joy in Life,” Ensign, May 1996, 24  (Teaching the power of positive perspective, illustrated by a pebble held up to the eye, where it obstructs the view of everything else, or cast onto ground for realistic perspective.)

Chieko Okazaki

Chieko N. Okazaki, Rowing Your Boat,”  Ensign,  Nov 1994, 92  (Explaining the need for a balanced approach, to "seek learning, by study and also by faith" - D&C 88:118 )

Richard G Scott Richard G. Scott, “To Be Free of Heavy Burdens,” Ensign, Nov 2002, 86   ("Complete healing will come, through your faith in Jesus Christ.  Ponder the power of the Atonement.  Pray to understand how it can heal you.")


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