Mental Health and Spiritual Practice—Authors describe how their own or a loved one’s mental illness has shaped their faith and spiritual practice where the rhythms of mental wellness, devotional life, and personal discipleship intersect.
Needing God—and My Medication
When Sharon McQueary shared her journey with depression at a women’s conference, many of the women felt permission to share their own experiences with mental illness.
Mom’s Resistance, God’s Faithfulness
At Neil Carlson’s mother’s funeral, he shared her mighty spirit in fighting a lifetime of depression and suicidal ideation.
Tasting Jesus’ Love
When Donna Lee Holley felt hopeless and in the pit of despair, she experienced Jesus’ through the love of others.
Worrying about Life, Not Church
Anna Killeen’s mental illness has not prevented her, or her church, for considering her for active involvement in her church’s ministries.
Of Valleys Dark and Deep
Editor Mark Stephenson marvels at God’s work in the author’s lives, even through the most difficult circumstances.
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