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Your Hope-Filled Perspective with Dr. Michelle Bengtson podcast

Sep 16, 2021

Episode Summary:
Lori Wildenberg and I talk about hope for helping your child overcome anxiety, depression, or suicidal ideation. Lori almost lost her daughter to death by suicide and shares with us what she’s learned. Our passion often comes from our own hurts and trials. Her daughter suffered from anxiety, depression and a failed suicide attempt. They now help others either prevent or work through really hard circumstances.

Quotables from the episode:

  • Even those parts of our lives that are messy and embarrassing can be used by God to help others.
  • Resiliency is a human quality. While hope is a supernatural quality made up of something greater than us. Yet we need both hope and resiliency.
  • Comparison, competition, and instant gratification are all hope busters.
  • Delayed gratification, connection to others, humor, and a proper perspective are all hope builders.
  • If you suspect your child is suffering from anxiety, depression, or suicidal ideation, ask them if they are thinking of hurting themselves, so you don’t have to ask ‘Why didn’t they tell me?’

Scripture References:

  • Hebrews 6:19 (NIV) We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.
  • John 16:33 (NIV) I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. 

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To connect with Lori Wildenberg:

Website / Author Facebook Page / Facebook Community Moms Together / Facebook Group Moms Together / Instagram Lori / Instagram Moms Together / Podcast

For more hope, stay connected with Dr. Bengtson at:

Order Book Breaking Anxiety’s Grip / Order Book Hope Prevails  /  Website  /  Blog  /  Facebook / Twitter (@DrMBengtson)  /  LinkedIn  /  Instagram Pinterest / YouTube


Helping families create connections that last a lifetime is Lori Wildenberg’s passion. Lori, wife to Tom, mom of 4, and Mimi to 1, shares her stories of failures and successes, in her books and talks, to encourage and equip parents. As a licensed parent and family educator, she leads the Moms Together Facebook group and page and co-hosts the Moms Together Podcast. The Wildenberg home is nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

Hosted By: Dr. Michelle Bengtson
Audio Technical Support: Bryce Bengtson