Suggestions to Counsel the Depressed, Doubting, Skeptical, Confused, Angry

John Piper offers some helpful advice when conversing with the depressed, the doubting, the skeptical, the confused, and the angry.

John Piper:

If you care about people and risk talking to the depressed, the doubting, the skeptical, the confused, and the angry, you will soon run into a person who says to your counsel: I’ve tried that. Whatever you say, they will minimize it and say it doesn’t work. Do not be surprised at this response. This is what it means to be depressed, doubting, skeptical, confused, angry. It means that whatever they hear sounds useless.

  • Don’t Be Offended
  • Listen
  • End With Hope

Read the whole thing here.

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