Tags archives: relationships

  • Rhett Smith 109: Managing and Using Your Anxiety in the New Year

  • The new near can bring forth a lot of varying emotions from people. In my experience, a large number of people come into the new year very excited about change and all the potential possibilities that await them. It's often a time to start anew. But there is also a large number of people who come into the new year with a lot of fears about what awaits them, perhaps because the prior year was so ch[...]
  • Restoration Therapy: Anxiety and the Bible

  • Reframing The Meaning of Anxiety in the Bible "I am here, in your office to see you because I didn't feel like there was anyone else I could talk to about my anxiety." I hear some form of this statement quite often in my office. And it most frequently comes from someone who is a Christian, who feels like it is emotionally unsafe to talk about their anxiety in the context of their church [...]
  • Restoration Therapy: Trying to Define Anxiety

  • Anxiety in the Headlines Anxiety is a hot topic these days. I am not saying that it has ever gone out of style, but it seems that anxiety has been increasing at record numbers in our culture and one can hardly look at the news without seeing article after article proclaiming the findings of some new study. There was the big New York Time Magazine piece back in October of 2017 that garnere[...]
  • Rhett Smith 103: A Personal Story About a Good Kind of Anxiety

  • I talk a lot about anxiety on this podcast. And sometimes anxiety can seem vague or too theoretical, unless one really has experienced. And even then, just talking about it can seem like an intellectual exercise. But today I had a personal experience that really makes concrete what I mean when I talk about a good anxiety...the kind that is there in the midst of peace, and just reminds you of th[...]
  • Rhett Smith 94: Three Postures on the Forgiveness Journey

  • Several weeks ago I had the opportunity to share with the ReEngage Ministry at Hope Fellowship the topic of forgiveness. It's such an important topic not only in all of our lives, but especially in the context of marriage where one's ability to forgive becomes an essential practice. In fact, forgiveness is the only topic that ReEngage covers on two different weeks. In going into this talk I wa[...]