One-on-One with Michael Moynagh on “Church in Life”
Finding simple ways to follow Jesus alongside other Christians.
She was a community nurse working in a medical practice in England's East Midlands. She knew that an unusually high proportion of young mothers had postnatal depression.
When You're a Pastor Who Suffers from Depression
What the story of Elijah (and psychological research) tells us about how to cope.
When You're a Pastor Who Suffers from Depression. What the story of Elijah (and psychological research) tells us about how to cope. The Myth of the “Depression Proof” Pastor.
The Church and Mental Health: What Do the Numbers Tell Us?
Why is it uniquely challenging for us to address issues often associated with mental illness?
Close to the same number (74%) said they knew someone diagnosed with clinical depression. More than half (57%) said they knew at least three people who fell into that category.
The Unexpected: A Ministry to Widows in the Ukraine
The Kiev Symphony Orchestra cares for widows and orphans.
I bring these two memories together because I've lived in a country whose worst memory is a skirmish with the Americans in 1812 (which we won!) and the Depression of the 1930s.
A Punk Rock Rebel Returns to Church
I was parked between “spiritual but not religious” and “New Age dilettante” when depression threw me into God’s arms.
I was parked between “spiritual but not religious” and “New Age dilettante” when depression threw me into God's arms. Whew, close one! Depression, Sarcasm, and Cynicism.
Is Your Church Healthy for People with Mental Illness?
3 ways your congregation can embrace those with mental disorders.
One middle-aged man struggled with depression since his college years. He struggled through a successful business career while being active as a Bible study leader.
Why Girls Need Camp
Christian camp can be a powerful, confidence-building experience for girls.
tell you that they “are not good enough or don't measure up in some way.” Given this, it is no wonder that 1 in 4 of them suffer from clinically diagnosed depression, eating disorders
Responses to our November issue.
It really resonated with me. I enjoy hearing from people like Lily, who affiliate with the oddballs and who struggle with depression, because I, too, have that struggle, that affiliation.
The Pastor's Currency is Influence
Are you spending it wisely?
I had been with 11 other pastors for the better part of two days talking ministry. I loved every minute. But during the free hours that afternoon, I succumbed to dark depression.
Get Thee a Flawed Wife
A letter of encouragement—and realism—to Christian men considering marriage.
When we marry, we do so understanding that our spouse's fittedness for a particular task will be challenged by sickness, poverty, confusion, depression, childbirth, unemployment
In the Valley of Postpartum Depression
Why is it so hard for Christian women to seek help?
In the Valley of Postpartum Depression. And, thankfully, my family will not be left to wonder why I took my own life—because, instead, I found help for my Postpartum Depression (PPD).
When a Member of Your Church Is Dying
Preparing yourself and your church to embrace purpose and service when death looms.
Others were driven there by depression and despair. Those who feel overwhelmed by their chronic medical conditions, even if they are elderly, need treatment for depression.
What I Needed From the Church During My Depression
3 ways our communities can support mental health.
What I Needed From the Church During My Depression. 3 ways our communities can support mental health. Alicia Cohn. Image: Milos Kreckovic / iStock. 0; tweet; link; email; print.
Easter Fool’s Day
The real divine “prank” is not the Resurrection.
If, however, someone tried to convince me that God was “hiddenly” at work in the year that I collapsed in depression and had to take a hiatus from grad school or in the moment when I
Joni Eareckson Tada: Why Suicide Is Everybody’s Business
Society’s moral resolve hinges on the interdependence of the sick and the well.
Many of us who have experienced disability or depression (or both) tend to be private people; we would like to be able to make a life or death decision in a vacuum or even at an arms
Living with Bipolar Disorder
Christian women talk about their challenges.
youth. Then her mood would turn and she would walk through a period of deep depression, which she felt she had to hide from the world around her.