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I am the Pastor/Teacher of Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in Minford, Ohio since August 2008.  I am married to Charity since June 14, 1969.  I have four grown children.   Having served in the local church for over forty years as Pastor/Teacher, Asso., Youth Pastor, Minister of Education, Building Upkeep, Camp Director, Sunday School Teacher, etc. Also I have worked in the public place for as many years as I have preached. Charity and her sister are co owner of Union Mills Conf. (Bakery) in West Portsmouth Ohio




How can parents help their kids to deal with life?  Do we have to diagnosis  kids with depression or AD

Is there a way that parents can raised their children to avoid depression? 

Do children take on our actions as they see us play out our depression?  If I am always acting depress will this be seen by our children, and they will learn the same actions as we have?


1. The sufficiency of Scripture

This issue, and all issues of Christian living, needs to be approached through the lens of “Sola Scriptura.” God’s Word has given us all that we need, by way of its commands, as well as its patterns, for all decisions related to faith and practice.

Sola Scriptura” points us to ask, “If we only had the Bible to refer to in making a decision about any  issue, what would we conclude?”