Wednesday Jan 31, 2024

Episode 3 - Christine Chappell Interview - Author of Midnight Mercies

Episode #3 Show Notes

Hosts: Jinda Reinig, Kimberly Willess, and Dr. Warren Lamb

Special Guest: Christine Chappell



Biblical counselor, author, and podcast host Christine Chappell openly shares her personal journey through depression, discussing how her relationship with God and biblical soul care were central to her healing.

The focal point of the discussion centers around her book, 'Midnight Mercies,' wherein she bravely addresses depression and underscores the vital role of God's Word in nurturing the soul. She passionately advocates for the supportive and healing impact of the Christian community during times of crisis, acknowledging the profound mercy of God.

She also reflects on the influences shaping her approach to writing and the delicate balance needed across various life roles. Throughout her insights, she stresses the importance of trusting God's timing and prioritizing self-care. Moreover, Christine highlights the power of authentic storytelling in normalizing conversations about depression – something that is sorely needed.



Key takeaways from the discussion include:

  • Prioritizing self-care and trusting God's timing for maintaining balance in various life roles.
  • Sharing authentic experiences to destigmatize and normalize the experience of depression.
  • Redirecting focus from self to glorifying God and embracing His Word for emotional healing.
  • Recognizing the importance of communal support within the body of Christ for emotional healing.
  • Encouraging men, particularly husbands and pastors, to engage with 'Midnight Mercies' to better understand and support women experiencing depression.
  • Advocating for the destigmatization of depression in the Christian experience, acknowledging sorrow and grief without shame.

Christine's forthcoming projects aim to shed light on postpartum depression and offer support for spouses of individuals experiencing depression. 'Midnight Mercies' stands out as a powerful resource to offer hope and guidance, especially to mothers navigating the challenges of depression.

Her courage and ministry are deeply appreciated, concluding with a heartfelt prayer for her continued journey and impactful ministry.



Midnight Mercies: Walking with God Through Depression in Motherhood 

(P&R Publishing, 2023)

Help! I’ve Been Diagnosed with a Mental Disorder

(Shepherd Press, 2021)

Help! My Teen is Depressed

(Shepherd Press, 2020)

Clean Home, Messy Heart: Promises of Renewal, Hope, and 

Change for Overwhelmed Moms

(WestBow Press, 2016)


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