Fear, Anger, and Shame with Ed Welch

We kick off the anticipated second season of Straight to the Heart, as our host, Rush Witt, talks with counselor and author Ed Welch. Rush asks Ed about the early years of his life and faith in Christ, what it means to make counseling beautiful, and how to help people in the midst of grief and suffering.


0:38 – Intro

2:52 – Ed’s Conversion and College Story

8:33 – Ed’s Introduction to Biblical Counseling

10:51 – What big shifts most impacted your work with people?

15:37 – How do you make counseling beautiful?

24:49 – Tell us more about your new book, Someone I Know is Grieving.

34:00 – What have you learned most about humility and compassion?

41:28 – Has there been a central theme to your over 40 years of counseling?

44:29 – Farewell

About Ed Welch:

Edward T. Welch, MDiv, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and faculty member at the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF). Ed has been counseling for over forty years and has written extensively on the topics of depression, fear, and addictions. His biblical counseling books include Shame InterruptedWhen People Are Big and God Is SmallAddictions: A Banquet in the GraveDepression: Looking Up from the Stubborn DarknessRunning Scared: Fear, Worry, and the God of RestA Small Book about a Big ProblemA Small Book for the Anxious HeartA Small Book about Why We HideI Have a Psychiatric Diagnosis, and Someone I Know Is Grieving.  

Resources mentioned in this episode:

When Children Experience Trauma
Mobilizing Church Based Counseling Frontcover 85085
Angry with God Frontcover 54853
Acrostic of God Frontcover
Blog Posts written by Ed Welch.
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Straight to the Heart

Welcome to “Straight to the Heart,” a podcast from New Growth Press hosted by Rush Witt. Each episode includes thought-provoking conversations with leading Christian writers and thinkers. We hear who they are, what they believe, how they approach their work and ministry, and the moments and people who have changed their lives. In “Straight to the Heart,” we go beyond the books to connect with the remarkable people behind them.

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