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By On March 17th, 2014

How Religion Helps Your Brain

While the response to mental illness from within the Christian community hasn’t always been the best, the Church often gets portrayed in an excessively bad light. There are many who will even try to tell you that organized religions like Christianity are outright bad for your mental health. They couldn’t be more wrong. It is…

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By On October 25th, 2013

Be Careful How You Address Anxiety and Depression

People often speak of the stigma surrounding mental health within Christian communities in fairly extreme terms. Yes, there are those who believe mental illness is the presentation of demons within a person, but that is arguably not the case for the majority of average Christians. The truth is, most believers do understand that mental illness…

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By On March 20th, 2013

Mindfulness and Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude

Mindfulness and Christianity are not necessarily at odds as some may think.  Mindfulness and meditation are sometimes readily discounted in the Christian community because of an association with Buddhism.  Mindfulness can be easily integrated into one’s Christian faith, however.  Romans 12:2 states “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the…

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By On March 5th, 2013

Why “Sexy Wife” Language Hurts Some Women

In the modern world, being a good Christian wife could have very different meanings for many different women. The modern world is far more overtly sexual, and the wife’s role as it is laid out in the Bible is often understood as a demand to please their husband. Christian wives feel dual pressures to please…

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By On March 4th, 2013

Do Men and Women Sin Differently?

Statistics indicate that men and women do commit crime differently. More specifically, men are much more likely to commit crime or be incarcerated. This leads the writer for Mental Health Grace Alliance’s blog to ask, do men and women sin differently? They believe men and women do sin differently, but they also argue that the…

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By On November 1st, 2012

The Relationship Between Church and Mental Illness

Many religions have issues reconciling mental illness with the plan of a higher power. More than once, I’ve heard Christians say people with mental illness are actually suffering from a lack of faith, as if believing harder will somehow make them better. Why would anyone put blame onto people already struggling? Mark Stephenson, director of…

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By On October 10th, 2012

Neurosurgeon Sees “Heavenly” Realm During Coma

One outspoken scientist and skeptic has spent his life studying the mechanics of the brain and ignoring patient stories about having heavenly visions or experiences, but has changed his tune after his own encounter with a seemingly divine experience during a near-death event. That scientist is Dr. Eben Alexander, and he has been an academic…

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By On October 5th, 2012

Ed Welch Speaks on Helping Those With Mental Health Issues

At the Desiring God 2012 National Conference that took place in Minneapolis, Minn., over the weekend, counseling expert Ed Welch spoke on how Christians can improve the way they minister to those struggling with mental health issues. Jeff Schapiro of the Christian Post was there to catch his speech. Welch stressed that while it can…

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By On October 3rd, 2012

Healthy Christians: Live Longer

Taking care of your health is important.  Also, helping others in your family to be healthy is important as well.  When we take care of ourselves we can do better at taking care of those in our family, whether it is our spouse, children and any other important people in our lives. 1 Corinthians 3:16-17…

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By On March 5th, 2012

Christians & Suicide

Suicide, the act of intentionally causing one’s death, is an issue that is becoming more prevalent in today in society even among those of the Christian faith. Suicide is bringing a wide focus on how leaders and parishioners in the faith community are coping with the issues at people who take their own life.  Many…

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