Resources for the Woman Fighting Depression

Resources for the Christian Woman Who Is Depressed | Christine M. Chappell |

If you are a woman fighting against depression, I pray that these resources are helpful to giving you comfort, encouragement, and hope. If you are a family member or loved one supporting a woman who is struggling with the pain of mental burdens, I pray that these resources will help you find the wisdom needed to walk alongside her in love and truth.

Resources from

Lay Your Weapon Down: Invitation to Cutters (blog article)

Lay Your Weapon Down: Desiring God Article Resources

How to Love Your Spouse Through Depression (blog article)

How to Make a Panic Box (my free online eCourse available at

For the Man Who Loves a Broken Mind (blog article)

15 Bible Verses to Remember When You Forget Who’s In Control (blog article)

12 Scriptures to Use When Fighting Panic (blog article)

Finding Hope in the Waste Place (blog article)

Why You Can’t Just “Fake It ‘Till You Make It” (blog article)

Resources from the Institute for Biblical Counseling and Discipleship & Biblical Counselor Look-Ups

Website |

Audio message archives (categorized by speaker, topics, and series)

Medical Issues and Biblical Counseling

Moods & Medicine

Blame it on the Brain

Find a Biblical Counselor

Live Recorded Audios from Zack Eswine, author of “Spurgeon’s Sorrows”

Depression: What is it?

Depression: What do we do if we have it?

Depression: How do we care for those who struggle?

Depression: Biblical mentoring from fellow strugglers

Recommended Audio Book/Podcast/Video Links

“Restoring Broken People and the Limits of Life in the Body” | Video | Ed Welch (click here)

“Christians Get Depressed, Too” | Video | David Murray (click here)

“Peace: Overcoming Anxiety” | Video/Audio | Tim Keller (click here)

“The Wounded Spirit” | Video/Audio | Tim Keller (click here)

Side by Side: Walking with Others in Wisdom and Love | Audio Book | Ed Welch (click here)

Christians Get Depressed, Too | Audio Book | David Murray (click here)

When the Darkness Will Not Lift | Audio Book | John Piper (click here)

“How Can I Help My Spouse Through Depression?” | Podcast | CCEF | (click here)

“Understanding the Difference Between Seasonal Affective Disorder and Depression” | Podcast | CCEF | (click here)

“How Do I Help a Friend Through Postpartum Depression?” | Video | CCEF | (click here)

Recommendations from Other Trusted Online Sources

“Too Depressed to Believe What We Know: Eleven Resources for the Darkness” | Article |

“When Depression Decends, Do the Next Thing” | Audio |

“6 Ways Jesus Fought Depression” | Article |

“Depression, Death, and Hebrews” | Article |

“Confession Meets Depression” | Article |

Recommended Reading

Christians Get Depressed, Too by David Murray

Depression: Looking Up from the Stubborn Darkness by Ed Welch

Spurgeon’s Sorrows: Realistic Hope for those who Suffer from Depression by Zach Eswine

When the Darkness Will Not Lift: Doing What We Can While We Wait for God…and Joy by John Piper

Silent Shades of Sorrow: Healing for the Wounded (C.H. Surgeon Classics)

When People are Big and God is Small: Overcoming Peer Pressure, Codependency, and Fear of Man by Ed Welch

Running Scared: Fear, Worry, and the God of Rest by Ed Welch

Side by Side: Walking with Others in Wisdom and Love by Ed Welch

Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave: Finding Hope and Power in the Gospel by Ed Welch

Spiritual Depression: Its Causes and Its Cure by Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Overcoming Fear, Worry, and Anxiety: Becoming a Women of Faith and Confidence by Elyse Fitzpatrick 

You Can Change: God’s Transforming Power for Our Sinful Behavior and Negative Emotions by Tim Chester

Good Mood Bad Mood: Help and Hope for Bipolar Disorder and Depression by Charles Hodges

When Sinners Say I Do: Discovering the Power of the Gospel for Marriage by Dave Harvey

Good and Angry: Redeeming Anger, Irritation, Complaining and Bitterness by Dave Harvey

Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands: People in Need of Change Helping People in Need of Change by Paul David Tripp

The Peacemaker: A Biblical Guide to Resolving Personal Conflict by Ken Sande

Love to Eat, Hate to Eat: Breaking the Bondage of Destructive Eating Habits by Elyse Fitzpatrick

Will Medicine Stop the Pain? Finding God’s Healing for Depression, Anxiety, and Other Troubling Emotions by Elyse Fitzpatrick 

Additional Information

If you are in need of prayer or assistance, please submit a message to Christine at this link (click here.) If you are in a life-threatening situation and need immediate support, please call 911. Below are some additional services available to call or to investigate for possible resources/recovery meetings:

National Suicide Prevention Hotline (800) 273-8255

Air1 Pastors (888) 937-2471

Celebrate Recovery