Learning to Love Modern Day Lepers
As Christian doctors and development workers take on tuberculosis, trust is key to the cure.
According to the World Health Organization, close to 50 people are infected every week in Sometimes she gives the youngest one all the medicine and sometimes she spread the pills
TESTIMONY | Discipleship
God Saved Me From Suicide
I wanted nothing to do with faith. That changed the night I tried to take my own life.
That night in Hawaii, blind with tears, I started ransacking the bathroom medicine cabinet and rifling through drawers. I decided it was time to quiet that steady hum once and for all.
Opinion | Church
God Made Our Brains to Need Others
Both science and Scripture invite us to share our suffering.
joy. I know it sounds strange. Chronic health conditions bring pain, suffering, and frustration—circumstances we feel powerless to control. My autoimmune
Opinion | Family
When I Lost a Daughter, My Children Lost a Sister
Helping kids heal after sibling loss.
In the article, Aaron E. Carroll, a professor of pediatrics at Indiana University of Medicine, discussed how families that lose a child often struggle with social deprivation and poor health.
Opinion | Discipleship
My Son’s Suffering Helped Me Understand God’s Suffering
The birth of my child transformed my view of the “problem of pain” and divine foreknowledge.
The maternal-fetal medicine specialist ordered a fetal MRI, an unusual procedure, attempting to understand our son's face. There were second and third phone calls. The news rolled in.
Opinion | Family
My Foster Daughter Was Separated from Her Family at the Border
Caring for someone else’s kid brought heartbreak. But it also drew me closer to God’s kingdom purposes.
Her mother, Guadalupe*, was planning to come to the States for a short period of time to find a job and make enough money to help her grandfather get life-saving medicine.
Our Bodies Are Imperfect Temples
God dwells in us whether we’re Olympian-level muscular or morbidly obese.
notice a pattern in their stories: Nearly every star athlete has suffered a serious injury as a result of their intense training, and some put themselves at risk for long-term health issues.
Opinion | Discipleship
Joni Eareckson Tada: Why Suicide Is Everybody’s Business
Society’s moral resolve hinges on the interdependence of the sick and the well.
Society's moral resolve hinges on the interdependence of the sick and the well.
Christian Counseling in LimboSubscriber access only
Allegations against Mercy Multiplied reveal the range of faith-based approaches to mental health.
knowledge of the Bible.” According to Mercy, counselors do not practice medicine, or even Since a growing number of ministries are taking mental health more seriously, there are more
God Wants You to Get Some SleepSubscriber access only
Our restless generation is missing out on the spiritual benefits of shuteye.
Last year, the Centers for Disease Control declared sleep deprivation a public health problem, with 30 percent of adults getting fewer than six hours of sleep a night.
Opinion | Sexuality
Are Our Cravings a Trick or Treat? Subscriber access only
God redeems our physical desires too.
We've lost our bodies' “nutritional wisdom,” and as a result we're grasping at the latest diet fads and seeking out solutions to new health problems, writes Mark Schatzker, journalist and
Opinion | Sexuality
Our Plates Runneth OverSubscriber access only
For the sake of the church, its mission, and our health, it’s time to talk about our diets.
For the sake of the church, its mission, and our health, it's time to talk about our diets. Many obese children will know no other way to live or state of health in which to exist.
Opinion | Sexuality
God Loves My Fat Body As It IsSubscriber access only
My weight does not hurt my witness.
inclusion. We believe people can pursue “health at every size.” And yes—as you have no doubt noticed—we use the word fat. What about health concerns? Rather
Opinion | Sexuality
Toxic Fears: Our Us-vs.-Them Approach to HealthSubscriber access only
In a world of impurity and disease, vulnerability pushes us to community and to Christ.
Opinion | Sexuality. Toxic Fears: Our Us-vs.-Them Approach to Health. When our own health is at risk, however, we tend to turn inward rather than outward.
Opinion | Sexuality
How I Learned to Love My PeriodSubscriber access only
From curse to cause for celebration.
I'm sure it was addressed in health class, but ashamed and nervous, I remembered nothing. Indeed some health campaigns and feminine product ads are doing just that.
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Living with AnxietySubscriber access only
I needed more than prayer to overcome my struggle with panic attacks.
I'm thankful he gave me the strength to seek out medicine for my biochemical health issues, but I still know that the true peace I have is from God himself—my Great Physician.
Opinion | Sexuality
Kay Warren: No More Needless DeathsSubscriber access only
How maternal health initiatives keep families alive.
How maternal health initiatives keep families alive. The organization has partnered with faith leaders to make maternal health a global pro-life cause.
The Micro-Premie Dilemma
Does NICU technology change our pro-life obligations?
chance. Step into any neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in America, and you'll see how modern medicine has advanced the pro-life cause. Babies
Opinion | Sexuality
Sex, Drugs, and Getting OldSubscriber access only
The cost of turning to prescriptions promising to keep us young.
Our government is a major customer of ED drugs; last year, the Defense Health Agency spent $84 million on ED prescriptions. “Some studies have found
The Truth About Living with an Invisible IllnessSubscriber access only
God sees me and my pain even when others cannot.
In America, 50 million people suffer from autoimmune diseases and 75 percent are women. As of 2012, half of all Americans had one or more chronic health conditions.