Ask the Counselor

Ask-the-Counselor-buttonWe’re excited to launch our new column, Ask the Counselor, this week. We recognize that there are those days we may need a little more help than those around us are equipped to provide. And while this column isn’t intended to replace any needed professional counseling, we wanted to give you the chance to submit questions to the licensed professional counselor on our team, Rita Schulte.

Each week we will select a question for Rita to answer–will yours be one of those?

Get a jumpstart by leaving your question for Rita in the comments section below, or if you want to submit a question anonymously you can email us at Please put “Ask the Counselor” in the subject line.

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  1. Hi. I have a question that I have asked so many people before and no one has given me an answer. It seems silly and easy, but for me, I can’t figure it out.

    I am bipolar, mostly the depressive side of it, suffer from debilitating Fibromyalgia, have several emotional/mental issues, and right now am at my breaking point. For the last 14 months I have been in a very severe depression, with 2 deaths in the family that seem to have brought it on and then made it worse. I am a Christian and may faith in God is strong. I have a church but because of my conditions, find it hard to go very often, but I have a very loving church family there.

    My problem is that I feel that I have faith in God, and I absolutely know he is real, and I believe every word of the Bible as the only truths I really know. But I need to let go of my intensely heavy burdens! I can’t carry them another minute. It’s going to break me if I do. I have prayed so many times, telling God that I am giving him my burdens and that I will no longer carry them, and I will follow his way, and only his way. But I don’t feel my burdens lifting. I can’t seem to really give them over. And I have the worst memory. I fully intend to talk to him the moment I awake, and seek him for everything, all day long. But I actually forget to do it. I know it sounds crazy, but my mind, and memory are really not working. I Can’t remember even the most improtant things.

    So what m i doing wrong? How do I really give burdens up and lean on God for everything.

    Thank you in advance for your help,


    • Great question Michele — thanks for sharing! This question will definitely be featured in an upcoming post; be sure to watch for it in May. Meanwhile, know that we will be praying for you and are honored you chose to trust us with your question, and your heart.

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