The Numbers Don’t Lie: Mental Illness in America

~Mental Illness in America, 2016 Mental disorders are common in the United States and internationally. An estimated 26.2 percent of Americans ages 18 and older — about one in four adults — suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year.1 When applied to the 2004 U.S. Census residential population estimate for ages 18 andContinue reading “The Numbers Don’t Lie: Mental Illness in America”

Our Life in Babylon

Christians are now smack-dab in “Babylon.” We must live our lives under the auspices of this hostile world-system, and yet stay faithful to our Lord. We must manage ourselves with the same grace as Daniel or Esther. In Jeremiah 29 there contains an important historical letter that the prophet Jeremiah wrote to those taken into captivity.Continue reading “Our Life in Babylon”

Finding New Ways to Love

“…and may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, as we do for you,” 1 Thessalonians 3:12, ESV As you mature as a Christian believer you may feel “stalled” by an attained growth. You might feel you’ve finally arrived. And in a sense you have. You haveContinue reading “Finding New Ways to Love”

Bipolar Disorder– Basic Stuff

  If you have bipolar disorder, you may recognize many below. Not everyone has exactly the same symptoms. Talk with your healthcare provider about your symptoms at each visit. Feeling sad or blue, or “down in the dumps” Loss of interest in things you used to enjoy, including sex Feeling worthless, hopeless, or guilty SleepingContinue reading “Bipolar Disorder– Basic Stuff”