The following is an excerpt from my book, Emotional Traps: Finding Freedom in Everyday Life. This portion of the book provides an overview of the TRAPS assessment tool, originally designed for pastors to use with their parishioners. Anyone who is asking, “Am I emotionally healthy?” can get help answering that question using my TRAPS model. […]
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
Struggling to balance your ministry and family? Do you find yourself hitting the same roadblocks or emotional battles over and over? This video walks you through common root issues that contribute to ongoing emotional imbalance for pastors. Watch the video here The material comes right from my book, Getting Your Life Under Control, which is […]
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Faith, food, fitness, focus, friends. Join me as we explore Rick Warren’s book “The Daniel Plan” and connect health with your Christian life. Whether you are a disciplined machine or are covered in potato chips reading this, all are welcome to come a share their own experiences. Saturday, March 28, 9am-1pm Held at East Coast […]
Pastor, how’s your emotional health? Join me for part 2 of the Emotional TRAPS series as I walk you through some questions to help you examine your own emotional health. Watch here If you have an idea for a Pastor Training video, let me know! Leave a comment here or on my YouTube channel.