How to Manage Faith and Mental Health Issues, Part 1
In any given year, 1 in 5 people will struggle with a mental health issue. If we said 1 in 5 people will have a compromise in physical health, we would start a prayer chain. But mention that the compromise is a mental health issue, and most people scatter, label, judge, and disappear.
We tend to hide or deny what we cannot control or fix because most of the Western world clings to a dissected view of humanity; we partition our existence into labeled segments, which is often terribly confining and damaging.
Dr. Stanford offers wisdom, knowledge, guidance, and practical tools the church desperately needs in caring for one another. Listen in to parts 1 and 2 of this revisited conversation between Colleen and Dr. Stanford.
You can also purchase his books Grace for the Afflicted: A Clinical and Biblical Perspective on Mental Illness and The Biology of Sin: Grace, Hope, and Healing for Those Who Feel Trapped on Amazon!
Listen to part 2 here.
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In When Life Isn't Fair: What They Didn't Tell Us in Sunday School, Colleen Swindoll Thompson weaves together biblical truth, practicality, and her own growth experiences as a mother of a son with special needs. She writes with raw honesty about her personal crisis of faith as well as the hardship and humor that come with learning to trust God through difficult times.