According to many studies by psychologists, religion plays a crucial role in Recovery from mental health. Research shows that besides conventional medication methods, people should include religious factors as well. Solid scientific and psychological evidence shows that people who practice daily spiritual worship services are more likely to live in Recovery.
Sometimes this means doing things that seem counter-intuitive to make sure our kids are actually hearing what we are saying and learning from situations. Sometimes kids say things like a dumb, because they hear it from a parent or peer and repeat thinking that they are that way!
This eye-opening moment happened many years ago. And while God did begin to change me, it didn’t happen in the way I’d anticipated. My honest desire to please God grew, and my actions soon stemmed from that desire—not from a works-based checklist.
To understand my perspective on Father’s Day, you need to know a bit about my relationship with my father. Initially, there was no intention of him becoming my “father.” He was the pastor of the church that sat across the street from our foster home placement in a small community outside of Birmingham.
Warren, a famous author and evangelical pastor in California who founded Saddleback Church, said in a statement, which he posted on social media: "This is the very kind of cultural and racial insensitivity that we're trying to eradicate in our church family. It's unchristlike, demeaning and it's never appropriate to use a stereotype to teach."