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What Are You Ashamed Of?

  “I am proud of the good news! It is God’s powerful way of saving all people who have faith, whether they are Jews or Gentiles.”    Romans 1:16, CEV  “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is … Continue reading

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Anorexia & Bulimia

What Are Eating Disorders? An eating disorder is marked by extremes. It is present when a person experiences severe disturbances in eating behavior, such as extreme reduction of food intake or extreme overeating, or feelings of extreme distress or concern … Continue reading

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1 in 4 Church Homes Are Dealing With This!

By Carlene Hill Byron How many families in your church have a loved one who struggles with mental health problems? That’s kind of a trick question. People don’t talk about mental health problems. You’re more likely to hear them describe … Continue reading

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When Eating is Out-of-Control

What is Binge Eating Disorder (BED)?   Individuals with binge eating disorder (BED) engage in binge eating, but in contrast to people with bulimia nervosa (BN) they do not regularly use inappropriate compensatory weight control behaviors such as fasting or purging … Continue reading

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The Stigma of Mental Illness (or, we found dog poop in the living room!)

One out of five Americans will experience a mental disorder during their lifetime.  But, people can get better.  With proper treatment, most people with a mental illness recover quickly, and the majority do not need hospital care, or have only … Continue reading

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