Too few of us grew up hearing sermons that mentioned things like depression or mental health. Instead, we were told to pray about it and leave it at the altar. But what if you followed all the proper protocol but still find yourself dealing with depression or bipolar disorder? Our special guest, Ashley Hobbs shares how her shame of depression stopped her from reaching out to her church community, fearful that a spiritual deficit would be identified as the cause. Listen to her story and how she found a supportive faith community.Read More
"Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you."
Since most people in the U.S. identify as Christians, it's safe to assume that you may have heard this scripture more than once or twice over the course of your lifespan. Despite Christianity being the majority religion, many Christians are split when it comes to the topic of mental illness.Read More
Before she goes on her first date with a boy, she will be told, “boys are after one thing.” She will grow to expect sexual tension and pressure for sexual intercourse from her male counterparts. And the reminder that “good girls keep their legs closed” will reinforce the pressure to limit her contact with boys under the guise that her worth as a young lady is steeped in abstinence.Read More