April 2, 2020



All of us find ourselves navigating some difficult and trying times. The current global health crisis has led to lots of soul-searching as we think about an uncertain future. No doubt, our anxiety levels are high. For the Christian, understanding and handling anxiety has to happen from the perspective of the biblical narrative as opposed to the cultural narrative. Youth worker and parents have been given unprecedented opportunity to address anxiety with our children and teens. After all, they’re worried. Dr. Ed Welch is a valuable resource to us all as we think about and address anxiety from a biblical perspective. Stick with us for this very practical, helpful, and timely discussion with Ed Welch, on this episode of Youth Culture Matters.

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Resources, links, or other helpful tools mentioned in the podcast:

Ed Welch
Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation
John Perritt
Reformed Youth Ministries
Resources During Coronavirus Pandemic
Peace in Times of Suffering and Uncertainty from Tim Keller and Gospel in Life

Books mentioned or helpful to the conversation:
A Student’s Guide to Anxiety by Edward T. Welch
When People Are Big And God Is Small: Overcoming Peer Pressure, Codependency, and the Fear of Man by Edward T. Welch
A Small Book For The Anxious Heart: Meditations On Fear, Worry, And Trust by Edward T. Welch
What Do You Think of Me? Why Do I Care? Answers to the Big Questions of Life by Edward T. Welch
Other books by Edward T. Welch
The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt
The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name by Sally Lloyd-Jones

CPYU Reading Discussion Group on Facebook

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