Mental Illness is also referred to as mental health disorders having a wide range of health conditions. These health conditions can affect one's mood, thinking, or behavior. Examples include depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, eating disorders or addictive behaviors. About having that mountain top experience
Faith and religion are not the same thing, but they are closely related. In this blog post, I will explain what faith and religion are, how they differ, and how they can complement each other.
Faith is a personal and individual experience of trust and connection with a higher power, a source of love and wisdom, that guides us and supports us in our journey
Christian youth development is not a destination but rather a continuous journey of growth. As parents, mentors, and members of the Christian community, it is our responsibility to support and guide young individuals along this path, empowering them to live out their faith and make a positive impact in the world.
What God requires of each of us as Christians is to possess genuine faith. There are many examples recorded in the Bible of people who were able to see God’s wondrous deeds and be blessed by Him because of their faith.
People with mental illness are looked down upon in most church communities. People are often blamed for their symptoms and isolated into a stigma of false teachings. The Christian community must develop tolerance toward those who with mental illness instead of stereotyping them.
About misconceptions of mental health in the church - Many of the stigmas about mental health are outdated and should not exit in churches, but churches should find effective ways of combating mental health issues.
About scars we all face dealing with mental illness- "Therefore, to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me
How churches blanket mental illness - So don't blanket mental illness in the church, but embrace it, helping those with it cope and live in recovery with the help of God.