Why is it so difficult to talk about mental illness and faith? As a person of faith who suffers from anxiety and PTSD, I am… Read More »Mental Illness and Faith: 3 Simple Keys to a Great Conversation
We instinctively know that we need to talk about trauma. So, we turn to our friends, family, and social circles for support when bad things… Read More »Why are we so hesitant to talk about trauma as a nation?
What would Jesus say to individuals involved in the Cancel Culture Movement? What would He say to those Canceled because of it?
Do you know what a domestic violence advocate is and what they do? Many women do, but most men are blissfully ignorant unless directly impacted… Read More »Domestic Violence Advocate? 9 Ways For Men To Help, Not Harm
Are you looking for Mental Health Statistics 2020/2021? Then, I have great news for you. The Wellcome Global Monitor: Mental Health report is now available.… Read More »Mental Health Statistics 2020/21: global insights about improving mood
One of the unforeseen consequences of the coronavirus pandemic was the creation of the hybrid church experience. You may be wondering what a hybrid church… Read More »THE HYBRID CHURCH: 5 PRINCIPLES TO HELP US EMBRACE THE NEW NORMAL.
Recently, I went through a difficult season in my Bible reading routine. What used to energize me now left me weary. The peace I had… Read More »BIBLE READING TIPS: 5 WAYS TO CHANGE YOUR ROUTINE FOR BETTER RESULTS.
I grew up with a family that was always praying for others. So, as I grew in my faith, I began to pray for others… Read More »11 Practical Steps for praying for others.
Some of the church’s responses to sexual abuse by clergy have startled me. But I was surprised by the reactions of non-churchgoers as well. Maybe… Read More »Sexual abuse by clergy: We need to confront these 10 harmful responses
My core values are significant, and writing about them has clarified how I approach life. But the real magic is reviewing and refining them periodically.… Read More »My Core Values from 2019. Keep the Status quo or major rewrite?
Every day, it seems, there is a news article on faith deconstruction, focusing on individuals who have renounced or abandoned their Christian faith. Perhaps you,… Read More »Faith deconstruction or reconstruction? 7 things you need to know.
Even if you’ve never written down your core values before, I can show you how to do it in less than 15 minutes. I can… Read More »How to Easily Identify Your Core Values in 15 minutes
I’ve spent years looking for resources for church leaders involved in care ministries that addressed trauma, abuse, and mental illness. But unfortunately, the silence on… Read More »RESOURCES FOR CHURCH LEADERS: 13 VOICES TO FOLLOW IN CARE MINISTRIES
I remember the first time someone asked for my help in overcoming their fear of hospitals. We were standing outside the front entrance to the… Read More »Fear Of Hospitals: Can Someone Please Save Me From This Phobia?
We will look at five common PTSD myths that some in the Church have accepted as truth and present evidence to help us separate fact… Read More »5 PTSD Myths the Church Needs to Stop Believing Today.
Singles Ministry. These two words can strike fear into the heart of many ministers and congregations in America. Ask your local Church to describe what the… Read More »Singles ministry errors: 3 ways the church has caused unintentional harm
As a care minister, I have spent most of my adult life working with people who need physical and emotional healing. I have spent countless… Read More »8 epic truths that physical wounds can show us about emotional healing.
What can we do to help others and ourselves when grief is unbearable, especially now when we seem to be suffering from an endless series of escalating losses?
Why should you listen to what I say about male sexual abuse survivors? That’s an excellent question, and I’m glad you asked. I am a… Read More »MALE SEXUAL ABUSE SURVIVORS: 7 Interesting differences between the genders.
You’ve undoubtedly read many stories concerning sexual abuse in the Church, but you’ve probably read a lot less about sexual abuse and the Church. The… Read More »Sexual Abuse and the Church: 21 ways to help and not harm