Greg Atkinson shares about his painful journey through church hurt when he was dismissed from his job as a pastor due to misconceptions about a mental health diagnosis. Through his experiences, he discovered the transformative power of forgiveness and an ever-increasing faith in God. If you’re ready to break free from the chains of hurt, Greg shares how he found healing by unlocking his ability to forgive.
In our painful trials, God offers us the gift of lament as a place of brutal honesty regarding our pain and all its emotional baggage. And it is a gift. Even though lament is from our voice, it is offered in the presence of a listening and compassionate God. In our lament he brings his presence to our pain. How do we use the gift of lament to hold onto hope in the midst of suffering and difficulties?
Emotional pain is an inevitable part of the human experience. Whether it stems from a broken relationship, the loss of a loved one, or a traumatic event, emotional pain can be incredibly distressing and impactful on our overall well-being. It is important to recognize that suppressing or ignoring this pain can have detrimental effects on our mental and physical health. Read more for how to effectively deal with emotional pain to aid in personal growth and resilience.
Chronic pain can be a constant companion, an unwelcome part of everyday life that never truly goes away. For those who bear this burden, the question of whether life is worth living often becomes a haunting contemplation. It is a deeply personal and complex query, encompassing physical, emotional, and spiritual dimensions. While the answer may differ from person to person, examining the various facets of this dilemma can shed light on the challenges, coping mechanisms, and potential avenues of hope for those grappling with chronic pain.
Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of. By increasing awareness and understanding, we can help reduce the stigma around mental illness and make it easier for people to get the help they need. Read more to find out what stigma is, what causes it, the consequences and impact of stigma and how it affects mental health. If you suffer from a mental condition or know someone who does, you’ll want to read this article.
As a Christian who lives with a mental illness, Paul Gaumer shares about the lack of mental health resources available from like-minded people. Hence, many Christians are unwilling to come out of the shadows and discuss their struggles with living with a mental health disorder such as bipolar disorder. The stigma is real. But, the good news is you are not alone. Paul shares 3 things to consider as you wrestle with staying in the shadows or coming into the Light.