Columnist Christopher Dixon writes that while we want to enjoy the Christmas season, this year it brings no reprieve from the heaviness that we’re all enduring. Thus, we need to keep our mental health in check.
Many people with mental illnesses don’t exactly know how to relate to others or whom to trust, but everyone needs friends and people who care for them. Such a friendship can be like any other and includes sharing of personal information by both parties and,
Humankind has struggled with the matter of mental disorders — or mental illness — as long as people can remember. In Jesus' day -- and today -- people feared what they didn't understand. What can churches do to reach out?
Compared to Southern Baptist Convention resolutions on the Boy Scouts and protection of children from sex predators, the one urging churches to develop intentional, compassionate ministries for the mentally ill got scant attention from local and national media. But it wasn’t overlooked by Ronnie Floyd,
Congregations often view their pastors as strong, stable shepherds, but many ministers experience a disconnect between the image they project and the mental and emotional battles to which they are subject.