Four practices frequently used in marriage and family therapist sessions to guide Christians, churches and faith communities through anxiety and depression.
As depression and anxiety awareness sweeps through the Church, learning how we can best care for ourselves is the next step.
But, it is not uncommon for Christians — including pastors and ministry leaders — to experience depression and anxiety. Look to ur eBook to help your congregation (and even yourself) when struggling with depression.
Help for those facing anxiety and depression in your congregation.
The Bible teaches that we are “changed by the renewing of our minds” (Romans 12:2), a scripture which aligns with the truth about anxiety and depression: that concentrated practice can help people change their thought patterns.
When it comes to discussing fear, the passage we often reference is Philippians 4:6. “Do not be anxious about anything,” Paul writes, “but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
Anxiety and depression are both on the rise, and they are the two leading mental health issues affecting the American population.
When it comes to understanding anxiety, it's helpful to consider a car dashboard.
As the most common mental health issue in the U.S., anxiety is often equated to a mere feeling — fleeting and easy to ignore.