Robertson’s cavalier approach to the marriage commitment reflects our culture’s cavalier attitude toward commitment. But true Christians understand that love is not based on convenience but on commitment.
Lucas, who has cerebral palsy, cannot walk, nor can he articulate words so that others can understand. His involvement in a small Pentecostal African American Church in the Mississippi Delta has been chronicled in a photographic essay.
CIRRIE has developed a thirteen-volume monograph series, The Rehabilitation Provider's Guide to Cultures of the Foreign-Born, which provides specific information on cultural perspectives of foreign-born persons in the U.S., especially recent immigrants.
This is an outstanding article on ministry with people with mental illnesses written by a woman whose mother has schizophrenia with solid facts on mental illness and churches.
Last month’s Christianity Today featured a testimony by David Weiss called “God of the Schizophrenic: Rediscovering My Faith Amid the Ravages of Mental Illness.” David puts a face on a disorder that many fear and most misunderstand.
With the unemployment rate of people with disabilities between 50 and 85 percent, deacons can serve people with disabilities in their congregations well by helping them find jobs. Here are some ideas from an employment specialist.
ADNet has collected a number of articles into one page on this very important topic for ministry. The introduction to the page says, "Setting healthy boundaries enables us to persist in sharing Christ's love through difficult circumstances.
The film "Like Stars on Earth" tells the story of an 8-year-old boy who suffers the abuse of classmates, teachers, and even his own parents for his inability to do what most children learn easily. Later, with the help of a temporary art teacher, the boy's life was changed.
Would you like to connect with parents of children with disabilities who share a similar faith story? Sara Pot began a discussion on our forum page. I hope you'll post a comment on the forum too, especially if you are raising a child who has a disability.
It’s a national tragedy that we as a society in North America are throwing away human lives through abortion, and such a high percentage of babies with Down Syndrome.
Of all the things I imagine doing with mom, feeding her is not on the list. Taking her out for lunch, having coffee with her, giving her a birthday gift, sharing a laugh together, it’s easy to imagine these activities, but not feeding her.
Impact: Feature Issue on Sexuality and People With Intellectual, Developmental and Other Disabilities
This journal from the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota tackles a challenging topic. Articles are not necessarily presented from a Christian perspective; please read with discernment.
This Focus on the Family article series describes itself like this: "Amid these stories from other parents, you'll find tips and tools in the areas of schooling, church, balancing the needs of your disabled child and the needs of your other children, coping when your circumstances have become too hard and encouragement in developing friendships."
Disability Concerns has partnered with Faith and Hope Ministries to produce a free, downloadable study series on mental illness. Let’s Talk! Breaking the Silence around Mental Illness in Our Communities of Faith will open conversations about this often hidden subject.
Many people have to stay away from church fellowship because their allergies or chemical sensitivities prevent them from interaction with the people there. Churches can take steps to bring at least some people back into community again.
A Compassionate Journey guides readers in the practice of compassion and provides a helpful perspective on caring in the face of long-term need.