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Unintended consequences…Sin, mental illness and the church
The research appears to suggest that we have a lot of people within the church who struggle with emotional distress who have been badly hurt by their interactions with pastors, church staff, counselors and the reactions of fellow believers. Clearly, there’s an established perception among the majority outside the church that those struggling with more serious or chronic mental health concerns won’t be welcome at church…and that’s a very big problem when it comes to fulfilling Christ’s command to make disciples. Continue reading
Posted in Advocacy, Controversies, Families, Hidden Disabilities, Inclusion, Key Ministry, Mental Health Tagged Biblical Counseling, Biblical Counseling Coalition, Brad Hambrick, church, Disability Ministry, Dr. Matthew Stanford, Ed Welch, Inclusion, Jay Adams, Key Ministry, mental illness, Nouthetic Counseling, sin, unintended consequences 3 Comments
Jay Adams and the foundations of a movement…
It’s important for our readers to understand how central Adams has been in impacting how pastors from evangelical and reformed traditions think about mental illness and pastoral counseling. Continue reading
Posted in Hidden Disabilities, Key Ministry, Mental Health, Strategies Tagged Biblical Counseling, Christian counseling, church, Competent to Counsel, Disability Ministry, Inclusion, Institute for Nouthetic Studies, Jay Adams, Key Ministry, mental illness, Nouthetic Counseling, sin, stigma 7 Comments
Ed Stetzer is dead-on about mental illness and Christians…now what?
Sadly, I can’t help but conclude that in our desire as church to avoid the influence of anti-Biblical worldviews foundational to some treatment orientations employed in the mental health community and worldviews held by the vast preponderance of mental health practitioners…we’ve forgotten to love the people experiencing mental illness and contributed to needless suffering by millions of Christ followers and their families.