The sniffles, debt from Christmas, getting back into the regular routine of work and school. It can all add up. 

During the return to regular life after Christmas, many turn to religion for comfort.

"The Church has a long history of providing counsel and care for if you just have a case of the blues, or you are working through some really heavy duty stuff in life. Some really hard things happen to all of us," explained Pastor Scott Gamble from Grace Lutheran Church.

Gamble goes on to say that Pastors swear to an oath of confidentiality, so you can come to them without the worry of anyone else finding out.

"So, most Pastors will offer to counsel. Lots of churches will offer some groups, whether it be a group sharing or support groups. And then just relationship, being in a community of people who love you and care for you unconditionally, and know the depth of sorrow and hurt that can happen in life. They also know the healing and restoration that come through the good news of Jesus and life with one another.

He goes on to say that living in a small town can lack a sense of privacy, but also provides a chance for others to step up and help in a time of need.

"I think that even the church often can get accused of being happy, clappy and put a smile on and pretend everything will be okay. Where the Bible and the Church have always been a place where people can come to be broken. Pastor and lots of believers in Christ, and good friends can often be great places of comfort to come and be broken and list those sorrows that hurt us," concluded Gamble.

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