Not long after the crucifixion of Jesus, a rumor was rapidly spreading in and around Jerusalem and made its way to the ears of the disciples: was Jesus actually alive?! How could that possibly be? And so, the disciples gathered to discuss this puzzling report.Read More
When a marriage or family experiences their loved one's mental health distress or disorder, it brings about a lot of emotions and frustration. I can relate because my wife's mental health journey had me searching for answers from God, myself, and others. I learned a few things along the way and had the opportunity to encourage countless others couples and families. I don't have all the answers, but I may have some helpful notes for your journey.Read More
Have you ever stopped to consider the challenges that teens with common mental health conditions might encounter in fully participating in the activities and programs offered by the typical church?Read More
When was the last time you felt really hungry?
You probably didn’t think about what was happening in your body, but you certainly experienced the symptoms. Your brain, which monitors the hormone levels and nutrients in your bloodstream, recognized it was time for a refill. Your hypothalamus—your body’s control room—put out a general alert and started telling you eat. Your stomach felt empty, you started feeling pangs and might have heard some growling sounds. As your body worked hard to get your attention, you began thinking about food.Read More
When I first joined the Grace Alliance team back in 2014, I knew I had a lot to learn. With a degree in Public Relations and four years of college ministry work, I felt a little behind the curve when it came to understanding mental health. But I was passionate about being able to help others through the journey of mental health difficulties.Read More
What does the "God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles" look like as we journey through mental health challenges? While I don't claim to know the fullness of comfort, here are a couple of ideas of what comfort can mean for us and how to comfort others.Read More
What do you think of when you hear the word “balance”?
Maybe it's standing on one leg, making healthy financial decisions or even trying to find that “quiet time” with Jesus amidst a hectic work day. Whether we know it or not, our lives are in constant flux, ultimately impacting our balance and ability to thrive.Read More
"WE HAVE THE MIND OF CHRIST" - 1 CORINTHIANS 2:16
What does it mean to have the MIND of Christ, but struggle with a MENTAL illness? Let's review four keys to discover an encouraging Biblical perspective that relates to depression, anxiety, and other mental health stressors.Read More
First Corinthians 13:4-7 is often used to characterize the love that one person has for another or what a couple should strive for in a marriage. However, Paul’s assertion here to the Corinthian Church calls to mind the true character of Jesus Christ - Jesus’ PERFECT love for us. It is a love that has the ability to withstand the fiercest of storms and the most barren droughts. It is a love that has the ability to empower us to love even when we feel unlovable, with nothing left to give.Read More