A special thanks to Jed Jurchenko for bringing this guest blog to ChurchTherapy.com! Be sure to check out his blog: www.CoffeeShopConversations.com “Jed, how do you reconcile the study of psychology with your faith in Jesus Christ?” I was first asked this question ten years ago, while enjoying coffee with two close friends. The story behind […]
If you are in the New England area, join me at my upcoming workshop: Saturday, September 26 9am-1pm. On Edge: Mental Illness in the Christian Context Whether or not you have experienced a mental illness, as Christians we all need to be a part of this conversation. Join me to learn how we as the […]
Check out my latest Pastor Training Video here! In this video I overview common mental health disorders that you may encounter when talking with your parishioners. Thanks for watching! Please comment if you have an idea for a future Pastor Training Video. I’d love to tailor my content to you!
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 […]