Ed Welch

Edward T. Welch, M.Div., Ph.D. is a counselor and faculty member at CCEF. He earned a Ph.D. in counseling (neuropsychology) from the University of Utah and has a Master of Divinity degree from Biblical Theological Seminary. Ed has been counseling for over 30 years and has written extensively on the topics of depression, fear, and addictions. His books include: When People Are Big and God is Small; Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave; Blame it on the Brain; Depression—A Stubborn Darkness; Running Scared; Crossroads: A Step-by-Step Guide Away From Addiction; and When I Am Afraid: A Step-by-Step Guide Away from Fear and Anxiety.

Ed Welch  - Blog Post  - Jun 22, 2015

When fearful or anxious, we typically feel alone and think that God is silent, which is ironic given that he is just the opposite. In fact, Scripture—God’s communication to us—gushes with words and promises spoken to fearful and anxious people. Like a mother who keeps talking to her child during a long walk through a dark place in order to assure the child of her presence, so our Father says to us, “listen to my voice,” and he keeps talking and talking.

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Ed Welch  - Blog Post  - Jun 08, 2015

These are all tests.

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Ed Welch  - Video  - Jun 03, 2015

Ed Welch sits down and discusses the unpardonable sin.

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Ed Welch  - Blog Post  - Jun 03, 2015

To be depressed is to be entangled by death. That’s why I hate depression. Its victims have found themselves in death’s long shadow and there seems to be no escape. Pain, hopelessness, hellish torments, thoughts of suicide—these are the death rattles that inevitably accompany depression. 

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Ed Welch  - Blog Post  - May 21, 2015

I have often thought that just one, brief, sensory-filled visitation from the Lord would be the most effective way for me to be changed. It could be accomplished in a minute or less and would, I think, inspire greater obedience, less wavering or dullness of faith, more vivid hope, and tireless evangelistic zeal. That doesn’t seem too much to ask. 

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Ed Welch  - Blog Post  - Apr 30, 2015

I am bent toward realistic pessimism. Stock markets will go bad, my health will get worse, and I will die in a way that is not my first preference. These and many other prophecies seem realistic to me, and if I can maintain a certain level of this “Eyore-ness,” they might even ward off some future disappointment (though it seems odd to try to minimize disappointment by living with a low-grade version of it now).

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Ed Welch  - Video  - Apr 23, 2015

Ed Welch sits down and discusses our need for one another in the Christian life.

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Ed Welch  - Blog Post  - Apr 22, 2015

One of the most frequent questions asked by counseling students is: how do we counsel unbelievers? How do we offer words about Jesus to those who have no commitment to him? 

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Darby Strickland, David Powlison, Ed Welch, Jayne V. Clark, Lauren Whitman, Matthew C. Mitchell, Michael Gembola  - Premium Resource  - Apr 16, 2015

The complete digital issue (PDF) of JBC Volume 29, Number 1

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Ed Welch  - JBC Article  - Apr 16, 2015

Though we tend to avoid talking with others about their sin, God has called us to encourage one another by speaking the truth in love. Ed Welch prepares us to move toward fellow sinners graciously by examining ourselves, learning to see the good in others, and acknowledging hard circumstances. He then gets specific about how to engage with people directly and winsomely. 

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