How Spirituality and Fear Affect Each Other

Overcoming Fear and Anxiety

You’re afraid. You’re anxious and upset. So you pray. And pray some more. But what about when your fear and anxiety are still there? Does being afraid mean your spiritual life is somehow weak? What are you doing wrong?

The connection between spirituality and fear (or no fear) is not always a simple one. As a believer you know God has an answer to your problems, so when you feel anxious or afraid you go to Him for a solution. There may be times when you feel as though He is really helping you. Your prayers seem to calm your mind or help you rest better. You’re grateful. God has come through.

At other times you may feel even worse when you pray. You start grasping at anything you can think of to try and get relief from God for how you feel. You read your Bible more, go to church more, or practice some spiritual warfare technique you’re read about. You try to get help from other believers or at a special Christian event. But it feels like a vicious cycle; the more you struggle to find God’s answer, the more upset and anxious you become.

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Invitation to Join our Launch Team

Do you enjoy helping people find hope?

Book coverI hope you were able to join us on Facebook Live on Monday evening, as we launched our 90 day countdown to the release my new book Overcoming Fear and Anxiety through Spiritual Warfare coming on June 6, 2017. If you weren’t able to join us, the video is on our FB page, and I’d love you to watch it!

This book will help you understand the root causes of your fear and anxiety, and discover practical and spiritual strategies to overcome those symptoms and live a life of freedom! You can see more about the book at www.defeatyourfear.com. I hope you check it out!

As part of our countdown to the book release, I want to invite you to be part of our exclusive Launch Team!

What is a Launch Team? Nothing more than a group of people who agree to read the book, and tell their friends about it!

Specifically, as part of our Launch Team, you agree to:

  • Read the book
  • Tell your friends on social media about the book, and the message it contains
  • Share a review of the book on Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, or other online retailers
  • Share about the book in any other creative ways you can

As a member of our Launch Team, we’ll make it easy for you to do those items. We’ll help you know just what to do and when, and provide you tools that will make it easy to do so.

You tell your friends about other helpful and interesting things already, right? Here’s your chance to share something with them that can help them find a life of FREEDOM from fear and anxiety.

We’re not opening up our Launch Team to everyone. Our publisher has asked us to keep the Launch Team only for residents of the United States, and we have a finite number of space available. So if you haven’t applied to be a member of the Launch Team already, I hope you’ll do so now!

As a member of our Launch Team, you’ll receive a number of benefits absolutely FREE!

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Thank You for Telling Me About You

5 Things I Learned from your Survey Responses

Thanks for SharingRecently you received an opportunity to answer a brief survey from Dr Carol Ministries. Many of you responded. Thank You for sharing your thoughts! That means more to me than you know. You were candid, generous, and thoughtful.

That survey is still open. If you’d like to add your responses, you can do so right here. (If you have already taken this survey and have further comments, just click REPLY to this email and I’ll be glad to listen.)

Your concerns and suggestions have my mind going a million miles an hour. I’m truly excited to see the areas where you would like help. Some of you asked specific questions, and I’m going to work on answering many of those questions in posts, articles, and other resources in the coming weeks.

I’d like to answer just a few of the comments from those of you who have already responded.

  1. Marriage issues are number one.

Marriage problems was the most frequently mentioned issue you struggle with. You’re hurting here. Disunity, differences over sex, lack of emotional intimacy, struggles with aging in your relationship, feeling like your spouse is disengaged – really painful stuff. And some of you are struggling with divorce, widowhood, or the lack of a relationship.

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Beating the Holiday Blues – Audio Program

Practical Tips to Survive the Christmas Season

MicrophoneAre you one of the 45% of those surveyed who said they DREAD the Christmas holiday season in some way? That’s a lot of us!

I recently sat down with Evelyn Davison of LoveTalk, and discussed a number of practical ways to Beat the Holiday Blues.

(And a big Thank You to Gene Bender, John Cotner, and The Bridge 1120 for making this program possible!)

In this program you will hear:

  • reasons why so many of us struggle with Holiday Blues
  • what the loss of my husband Al has meant for my holiday season
  • exactly what I have done to find healing personally
  • specific steps you can do this Christmas season in Beating the Holiday Blues – whether you’re facing grief or some other problem
  • how Christmas can help you see the Love Plan that Jesus has for you and your future

LISTEN NOW

In the program, we talk about some FREE resources that will help you Beat the Holiday Blues. I hope you’ll join me!

YES! Help me Beat the Holiday Blues!

Let’s beat the Holiday Blues together!

Tweetables: won’t you help someone else find help to beat the holiday blues?

  • Singing the blues? Get some FREE help to Overcome the Holiday Blues this season.        Tweet that.

#GivingTuesday with Dr Carol

Help someone else live Fully Alive

Giving TuesdayWe are celebrating #GivingTuesday here are Dr Carol Ministries! And we’d love you to join us.

The up-and-coming tradition of giving on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving is so welcome after the frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. And we think it’s awesome!

I’m completely amazed at some of the emails, messages, and letters I receive in response to what God is doing through this ministry. Here is an excerpt from just one of them this month. Mady wrote:

“Dr Carol, your work and ministry is really blessing my life and impacting me in so many areas.  What God has given you is so timely for me personally.  I’d really need to sit down with you one day for quite a few hours to tell you my story in order for you to understand where I’m coming from when I tell you this. Whew! I just shed a few more tears while writing this. Thank you Dr. Carol – from one ministered soul to you.”

God is touching men and women through this ministry. Marriages are finding hope. Men and women are experiencing healing. Dark places are being opened to the light. At the bottom of this page are a few more excerpts from letters, and I think your heart will rejoice as mine does.

But we need YOUR HELP!

Your gift will bring this message of living Fully Alive to more Madys.

I hope you are giving generously today. And if God asks you to make a tax-deductible donation to this ministry, we can’t thank you enough!

Won’t you help someone else find the pathway to living Fully Alive?! I’m asking you to consider a donation of $20 – that will provide help for one more couple to find a pathway out of Marriage Misery. Or you can donate any amount God directs you to give.

Make Your Donation Now

My words of Thank You are not enough!! I will trust God to bless you richly as you bless others.

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