I met Dr. Michelle Bengtson at the very beginning of last summer. I met her online and made friends with her on Facebook. I discovered Dr. Bengtson when I was searching for writers to join our blog series – God Calm My Anxious Heart. My heart was encouraged as I read through her blog. I was very thankful when she said yes to writing for the series.
Over the last several months I have been following Dr. Bengtson on Facebook. My timeline is filled up with encouraging graphics the she shares on Facebook. I’m moved by her graphics and I share whatever she posts. There have been times where I have posted five to eight of these graphics in one twenty minute sitting.
It’s amazing how we learn a great deal about people by what they share on Facebook. I’m not sure our new writer realizes how she has influenced me on Facebook. Heartfelt, encouraging, and thought provoking pictures minister to me.
I share her Facebook posts with my 900+ friends. Why? Because I too want to inspire people and lift them up.
I asked our new writer to join our team because we are like minded. Dr. Bengtson cares about people and she cares about spreading the good news about our Jesus.
I look forward to getting to know our new friend more and learning from her.
Please welcome Dr. Michelle Bengtson – She is here to give us hope and encourage us.
Author, speaker and board certified clinical neuropsychologist, Dr. Michelle Bengtson is also a wife, mother and friend. She knows pain and despair firsthand and combines her professional expertise and personal experience with her faith to address issues surrounding medical and mental disorders, both for those who suffer and for those who care for them. She offers sound practical tools, affirms worth, and encourages faith. Dr. Michelle Bengtson offers hope as a key to unlock joy and relief—even in the middle of the storm.
She blogs regularly on her own site: http://www.DrMichelleBengtson.com Some of her more popular posts have included “Maintaining Your Hope During the Times of Waiting” (http://drmichellebengtson.com/maintain-your-hope-during-the-discouraging-times-of-waiting/), “How to Help a Depressed Loved One” (http://drmichellebengtson.com/how-to-help-a-depressed-loved-one/), “10 Things to Know if You Have a Depressed Loved One” (http://drmichellebengtson.com/10-things-to-know-if-you-have-a-depressed-loved-one/), “The Lies We Believe” (http://drmichellebengtson.com/the-lies-we-believe/), “Down But Not Out” (http://drmichellebengtson.com/down-but-not-out/), and her most popular one to date, “Our Heart’s Desire” (http://drmichellebengtson.com/our-hearts-desire/). You can also find her around the internet where she blogs regularly for Ask God Today Ministries, For God’s Glory Alone Ministries, and The Consilium. Her book, “Hope Prevails: Insights From a Doctor’s Personal Journey Through Depression” will be released by Baker/Revell early summer 2016 and addresses the spiritual aspect of depression, and how to find the abundant life Christ came to give.
When she isn’t seeing patients, writing, or speaking, she loves spending time with her family, and being on the beach or on a boat on the water! She can frequently be enticed with chocolate or a good unsweet tea with lemon and sweet-n-low! She lives with her husband of 28 years, and their two adolescent boys, and two canine babies.
Dr. Michelle Bengtson
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