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Joe Schenke

Schenke is a graduate of WORD OF LIFE Bible Institute and Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois. He holds an MA in Biblical Studies from Baptist Bible Seminary and was in the MABC Counseling program at the MASTERS College in Santa Clarita, CA. He has been serving in counseling and pastoral ministry since 1983. Joe is a certified counselor with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) and currently serves as the Director of Counseling at Word of Life. He and his wife Connie have been married 36 years and have four adult children and 8 grandchildren.

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ANXIETY: When Concern Becomes Obsessive

Part Three: Complicating Factors Where one runs to–or where one finds relief for anxiety–often reveals the allegiance of one’s heart. Anxiety doesn’t feel good, and it’s often felt physically through a racing heart, sweaty hands, or a pounding migraine. When our anxiety escalates, so does our impatience–because whenever we experience something uncomfortable, we want to …

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INTRODUCTION Between the COVID-19 pandemic and social upheavals in our society, the impact on mental health has been dramatic. According to the CDC, cases of anxiety and depression have increased considerably.[1] Americans are taking 34% more anxiety medication since the COVID-19 pandemic began.[2] The need for Christ’s comfort has been acutely apparent. As parents and …