Defining Brokenness

Brokenness is the experience of pain, suffering and despair used by God to remove our sense of self-sufficiency, deepen our dependency upon Him and prepare us for meaningful service in His Kingdom.

Twenty-five years as a psychiatrist have led me to believe that God never wastes a hurt. The helplessness experienced when a child or loved one suffers from a serious emotional or behavioral disorder often provides the impetus for a renewed dependency upon God.

Has the experience of a child or a loved one with a hidden disability resulted in a strengthening of your relationship with God?

Martindale Christian FellowshipPlease feel free to join me for Sunday Morning worship at Martindale Christian Fellowship Church in Canton, Ohio on Sunday, April 3. I’ll be speaking on the topic Blessed by Brokenness. In the afternoon, I’ll have the opportunity to facilitate a more in-depth discussion for MCFC’s Men’s Ministry on Building From Brokenness.


About Dr. G

Dr. Stephen Grcevich serves as President and Founder of Key Ministry, a non-profit organization providing free training, consultation, resources and support to help churches serve families of children with disabilities. Dr. Grcevich is a graduate of Northeastern Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), trained in General Psychiatry at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at University Hospitals of Cleveland/Case Western Reserve University. He is a faculty member in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at two medical schools, leads a group practice in suburban Cleveland (Family Center by the Falls), and continues to be involved in research evaluating the safety and effectiveness of medications prescribed to children for ADHD, anxiety and depression. He is a past recipient of the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Dr. Grcevich was recently recognized by Sharecare as one of the top ten online influencers in children’s mental health. His blog for Key Ministry, was ranked fourth among the top 100 children's ministry blogs in 2015 by Ministry to Children.
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1 Response to Defining Brokenness

  1. Steve,
    Great to see what you are up to over here… worthy mission! I’ve been busy chasing down more brain and body evidence, still use SPECT imaging in challenging diagnostic presentations, and have found some very interesting much less expensive evidence for those damaged – PTSD, brain injury, chronic depression, malnutrition… all of these and many more show significant evidence of neurotransmitter imbalances. Those imbalances are part of the reason why we just can’t get it right with some folks even tho we are spot on with good pharmacology. Again it sounds odd, but it works exceedingly well for those who already understand the pharmacology in the first place.
    Be well,


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