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  - Premium Resource  - Mar 26, 2015
  • How can we know when a problem is physical or spiritual? 
  • What does the brain actually do, and what happens when it is not working well?
  • How can we better understand those who have brain injuries?
  • When should we refer people to physicians?
  • What are chemical imbalances and what should we know about psychoactive medication?

These and many similar questions are addressed by this book.

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Ed Welch  - Premium Resource  - Mar 26, 2015

“Addictions: Rewriting an Addict’s Story” by Ed Welch explains the inner-world of addictions and the interplay of tests, temptations and sin in the life of an addict. Ed offers a beautiful story of God’s redemption through Christ and how our own stories can be re-written by the power of what Christ has done for us. Included with the audio is a notebook that can be used as a reference while you listen and for reflection later.

5 Sections with 25 page workbook.

Section 1:

The Inner World of Addiction

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Ed Welch  - Blog Post  - Mar 02, 2015

If you are a big-time confessor of sin when you are depressed—and there are a few of you—then please skip this. But if you are prone to depression, and confession is not high on your list, this might help.

The misery of depression is in its apathy. That’s what makes you feel dead. You feel nothing, so you do nothing. Or you feel agitated, but agitation is not the same as passion. Passion wants to do something; agitation is aimless. The skills to take a stand against such inertia certainly are not intrinsic to us. 

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Ed Welch  - Blog Post  - Feb 23, 2015

What relational wisdom have you learned that is important in your marriage or other close relationships? There are things we all know to do, though implement irregularly: praying together, asking forgiveness, seeing the work of the Spirit in the other, and not giving advice when the other person simply wants to be known. These bless all Christian relationships. But I am thinking about micro-applications of how faith expresses itself in love (Gal. 5:6).  These might not be obvious at first. They accumulate over time. 

Here are three that have become important to me. 

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Ed Welch  - Blog Post  - Feb 16, 2015

To comment about something one neither saw nor read, borders on foolishness. So I will try to be careful and brief. I avoided 50 Shades of Grey. That is, I tried to avoid even reading anything about it. But recently I succumbed and read a review because it was in a popular newspaper and its headline made the review sound prudent and critical, which it was. And now the idea of the movie is temporarily lodged in my consciousness. 

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Ed Welch  - Blog Post  - Feb 09, 2015

Terry Eagleton, in Culture and the Death of God, writes that secularization begins “when religious faith ceases to be vitally at stake in the political sphere” (p. 1).  Eagleton is especially interested in matters of church and state but we can appropriate his comment by asking this question: When does religious faith cease to be vitally at stake in counseling, pastoral care and life? It is that word vitally that gets us thinking. In other words: When might I look and sound religious but the vital link to Christ is absent?

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David Powlison, Ed Welch, Mike Emlet, Paul David Tripp, Winston Smith  - Book  - Feb 06, 2015
Over the decades, the JBC has published more than 1000 articles. With so much content that explores ministry and life, it can be hard to know where to begin.

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David Powlison, Ed Welch  - Premium Resource  - Feb 04, 2015

The Q&A Panel with David Powlison and Ed Welch.

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Ed Welch  - Premium Resource  - Feb 04, 2015

General session 4 of the Anxiety conference.

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Ed Welch  - Premium Resource  - Feb 04, 2015

General session 1 of the Anxiety conference.

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