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Modesty Makes a Comeback

by Carol DeMar

Grief FAQPremium Content

The following questions and their answers link to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) web site. This does not imply an endorsement of BGEA and its related ministries by CIR or visa versa.

My brother and sister-in-law blame God for the death of their son. How can I help them?

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Depression FAQPremium Content

The following questions and their answers link to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) web site. This does not imply an endorsement of BGEA and its related ministries by CIR or visa versa.

Is it wrong to take medication for depression?

If life is hopeless, why not put an end to it, if the person agrees?

After Christmas, I always feel depressed and disappointed.
How can I make this Christmas different?

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When Loved Ones Resent Your Recovery

It is not uncommon for those who start a new life in recovery to encounter resentment from their spouses, loved ones and/or friends. If this is the case, you will be put to the test by those who care for you most. This can be confusing because those who should be encouraging you in recovery are actually making it more difficult.

Your spouse may become resentful because you are spending more time at recovery meetings and less time with them. Stand strong and lovingly explain to your spouse that you need to take time for yourself in order to get your life back on track. Suggest that they come with you to open meetings where the loved ones are welcome so they can better understand your recovery process.

Should we teach our kids that it is good to fight back?

In what circumstances, if any, do we teach our kids that it is good to fight back?

There is a big difference between defending and protecting oneself from severe harm and seeking revenge. Differentiating between these two extremes is very difficult for a child. That is why Christians have maintained a standard of not fighting back. Children, by human nature, will almost always lash out at their enemy, even if they are not in any danger. They become angry and unreasonable in the face of a wrongdoing directed toward them.

Protecting Kids from Prescription Drug Abuse Premium Content

In the United States, it is estimated that about 2,500 teens daily abuse these "legal" drugs for the first time. They do so to get high, relieve stress or to self-medicate. One alarming finding of the survey is that most teens get those prescription drugs from their own family members or from friends, usually without them knowing about it.

There are steps that parents can take to prevent this type of drug abuse in their homes and protect their children from the dangers of the misuse of prescription drugs.

Get Rid of Old or Unused Medications

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Need Prayer?Premium Content

If you are in need of prayer CIR has wonderful Prayer Warriors who will pray for your needs:
1. Post to the Prayer Forum in the Message Boards. Please note that only requests for CIR members and their immediate families may be submitted. Other requests should be submitted to specialized prayer ministries.

2. Attend the Prayer and Praise Meetings that are Scheduled.
See: Chat Schedule

    Praise & Prayer Meeting - Everyone is Welcome !
    A personal time for people to bring their hurts and daily
    issues to the back fence and have the freedom to share
    them and be prayed for. Also, a time for other prayer

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Let's Talk Facts about Teen SuicidePremium Content

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A considerable number of teenagers are dealing with depression, an illness with significant long-term consequences, including an increased risk for suicide. Simply taking the time to talk to troubled teenagers about their emotions or problems can help prevent the senseless tragedy of teen suicide. Let them know help is available.

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What is Domestic Violence?Premium Content

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What is Domestic Violence? Domestic violence is control by one partner over another in a dating, marital or live-in relationship. The means of control include physical, sexual, emotional and economic abuse, threats and isolation. While you cannot stop your partner’s abuse – only he or she can do that - you can find help and support for yourself.

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