I am not a fan of “counseling” in most of its forms today. Why? Because most counseling is man-centered and, therefore, fundamentally and tragically doomed in providing long-range change. At best, most Christian counseling simply masks the real issues by addressing various symptoms. However, I am a big fan of Ed Welch and the counseling practice of CCEF of which Ed belongs. I ordered the book Depression: A Stubborn Darkness a couple of months ago and my wife, Vicki, snapped it up before I could get to it. Since Vicki is one of my most trusted reviewers, I can safely give it two-thumbs up. Check out the following advertisment for this critically needed resource. I found the personal vantage point that Ed shares regarding his father’s struggle with depression very moving.