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Antidepressants for Believers?

What do you think of Christians taking antidepressants? By Pastor John Piper, given on March 30, 2010 The following is an edited transcript of the audio. What do you think of Christians taking antidepressants? I have been on them and have … Continue reading

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Release the Perfume!

“Your love delights me, my treasure, my bride. Your love is better than wine, your perfume more fragrant than spices.” Song of Solomon 4:10 “When a certain immoral woman from that city heard he was eating there, she brought a beautiful alabaster … Continue reading

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Was Jesus Mentally Disturbed?

“When his family heard about this, they went to take charge of him, for they said, “He is out of his mind.” Mark 3:21, NIV Even our Lord’s own family did not believe Him.  I can see them gathering out … Continue reading

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

Robin Williams’ recent suicide has risen the awareness of many people. 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, … Continue reading

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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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