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Are kids from devoutly Christian families with same-sex attraction at higher risk of suicide?
In the absence of any data supporting an association between traditional religious beliefs and increases in suicidal thinking or behavior in children and adolescents, suggesting an ethical mandate exists to influence kids with same-sex attraction to leave their places of worship for more “affirming” congregations or suggesting parents need to “process their religious commitments in light of evidence-based recommendations” is extremely premature at best, demonstrates an extraordinary lack of cultural sensitivity and ignores the ways in which spiritual formation and church attendance may help mitigate the increased risk of suicidal behavior among sexual minority youth. Continue reading
Posted in Controversies, Key Ministry, Mental Health Tagged adolescents, churches, families, religion, research, same-sex attraction, stigma, suicide 3 Comments
Autism resources for ministry leaders and families
Key Ministry has developed an array of resources for pastors, church staff members, volunteers and families interested in supporting kids with autism spectrum disorders. We encourage you to share these resources freely with church leaders or families that would find them helpful. Continue reading
What Key Ministry is about…
What Key Ministry provides to churches and families… Continue reading
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The mental and physical health crisis of kids in foster care
Foster care placement in and of itself may represent a risk factor for mental and physical health problems. Continue reading
The challenges families face in finding the right help…
We’re sharing this post to begin calling attention to the challenges many families experience finding the right help for their child when their child experiences a mental health crisis. Continue reading
A community for families impacted by mental illness
We’ve established a place for families of kids and young adults with common mental health conditions to find encouragement, resources and support from a decidedly Christian perspective. Continue reading
Posted in Advocacy, Families, Key Ministry, Mental Health Tagged children, families, Key for Families, Key Ministry, mental health community, mental illness, online groups, support, teens Leave a comment
A place for families looking for a church where they’ll be welcomed…
Our challenge in the year ahead will expand by helping families impacted by disability connect with the rapidly growing movement of churches prepared to welcome them. Continue reading
When we talk about the Duggars, who is listening?
If a mom, dad, or teen in your church feels like their family is falling apart because of a dark secret, will your words on this topic invite them to trust you or to stay silent? Will what you say or post on social media tell them you will love them in the midst of their messiness? Continue reading
Posted in Controversies, Key Ministry, Leadership Tagged church, dark secrets, Disability Ministry, Duggar family, families, families in crisis, Josh Duggar, offenders, sexual abuse, Shannon Dingle, trauma, victims 3 Comments
Are churches blind to mental illness?
The presence of mental illness appears to be an impediment to church attendance and regular prayer. Continue reading
Posted in Advocacy, Families, Inclusion, Key Ministry, Mental Health Tagged church, Disability Ministry, Dr. Matthew Stanford, Edward B. Rogers, families, Inclusion, Key Ministry, mental illness, support 3 Comments
Wish you could go to church this Easter?
Thanks to the generosity of our friends at Community Bible Church in San Antonio, we’ll have a number of LIVE and prerecorded, interactive worship services that any family can join online this Easter weekend. Continue reading