9780802413222

The Anxious Christian Can God Use Your Anxiety for Good?

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  • ISBN13:

    9780802413222

  • ISBN10:

    0802413226

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/1/2015
  • Publisher: Moody Publishers

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Summary

Is anxiety “un-Christian”?

Many Christians believe the answer to this question is yes! Understandably, then, many Christians feel shame when they are anxious. They especially feel this shame when well-intentioned fellow believers dismiss or devalue anxiety with Christian platitudes and Bible verses.

Rhett Smith, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, helps us understand anxiety in a new way. Rhett argues that, rather than being destructive or shameful, anxiety can be a catalyst for our spiritual growth. Using Biblical thinking and personal examples, Rhett explains how anxiety allows us to face our resistance and fears, understand where those fears come from, and then make intentional decisions about issues such as career, marriage, money, and our spiritual lives.

Allow this book to challenge your view of anxiety, and allow God to use your anxiety for good.

 

 

Author Biography

RHETT SMITH is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in private practice at Auxano Counseling in Plano, TX. He is a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary (MDiv, MSMFT) and former college pastor at Bel Air Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles. Rhett has a passion for helping people navigate significant areas of transition in their lives such as parenting, marriage, and the adolescent to young adult journey. He also serves on staff at The Hideaway Experience in Amarillo, TX where he helps couples work towards having great marriages. Rhett lives in Frisco, TX with his wife Heather and their two children. You can find out more about Rhett at his blog www.rhettsmith.com or his counseling practice www.rhettsmithcounseling.com

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Day I Became a Stutterer

Chapter 1: Embracing Anxiety
Chapter 2: Welcoming Uncertainty
Chapter 3: Stuck in a Rut
Chapter 4: Anxiety Reimagined
Chapter 5: Wrestling with God
Chapter 6: Getting Intentional
Chapter 7: Creating Boundaries and Space
Chapter 8: Relational Refinement

Conclusion: Living Life as a Stutterer
Appendix: Reaching for Help
Acknowledgments
Notes

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