I wanted to entitle this blog “Where in the World is Sarah Ball?” since I have been MIA in the…
I don’t often do book reviews but when I was asked to review Ruth Chou Simons’ beautiful brand new book, Beholding…
Suicide is not ignored in the bible some were saved – Elijah, some were not – Judas.
Jarrid Wilson died on the battlefield of mental illness. Many survive the battle but some don’t. It’s complicated but life is so worth fighting for.
What an absolute honour to have received the inaugural David Mainse Best Blog of The Year Award last week at…
I truly believe that hopelessness is one of the most evil emotions we can feel and it comes straight from the pit of nothingness.
“At one point in my life, my struggle with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder had brought me to a place of complete desperation and hopelessness. The common consensus among professionals is that this mental illness is something you must learn to cope with and manage, but that it will be with you your entire life. However, this is not the case with me. Thanks to God’s intervention, I now live totally free of this mental illness. This is my story…”- Condrey
Often times we will rush to the bedside of those ravished with illness and disease but we tend to throw shame, blame and/or pat responses at those who’s illness is hidden, but Jesus always saw the hidden and was willing and he’s calling us to do the same.
We need to first move church culture into a place where healing the mind becomes just as important as healing the soul. Where mental illness is taken seriously and there are practical measures and plans to help those in need.
I believe in the Word of God, it saved my life! But it must be used in love and we must first genuinely love the person and stop trying to fix them with scriptures for problems that we have never experienced. Next week for part 3 of this series I am going to share 10 ways to minster and support someone going through mental illness.
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults or 18.1% of the population every year. In the U.S OCD affects 2.2 million adults, or 1.0% of the U.S. population and my question is: Is the church a safe place to heal?