I have seen the term “Christian counseling” appear in quotes of disdain throughout the past few days as news about the Duggar’s oldest son Josh molesting young girls broke. As a Christian counselor who openly writes about therapy within a church setting, I felt I needed to take this time to express what Christian counseling […]
Check out my guest post on The Cave Place blog, a great resource on mental illness for young adults.
Check out this video in which I offer ideas for reducing stigma around mental illness in your church. All the Pastor Training Videos are 10 minutes or less! Be sure to subscribe to my blog so you never miss a video or a post. Thanks for watching!
Imagine a world in which your mind slips in and out of reality. A world where at times it seems like everyone and everything is against you. Imagine a mind that becomes so overwhelmed you simply shut down. Only those automatic functions like breathing and a beating heart remain, yet even those feel disrupted. Such […]
Pastors are often the first responders in a mental health crisis. Get to know resources and warning signs by watching this 10-minute training video here
With all of my book writing this year I have not had as much time to update the blog. Check out my 3rd book of the year, On Edge: Mental Illness in the Christian Context, here: http://tinyurl.com/phhyx7n Post a comment to let me know what you think of the book!
In light of the recent tragic death of Robin Williams (and of course many others who have also died by suicide who are not famous enough to make headlines), I decided to post a portion of the chapter on suicide that will be published in my next book, On Edge: Mental Illness in the Christian Context, […]
I am deeply saddened with thousands of others at the news that Rick Warren’s son, Matthew, recently took his own life. As a mental health professional committed to serving the church, I have sat with many who struggle with concepts of “joy” and “peace.” Unfortunately, the church has typically been a place where those with […]