ep 14 When Mental Health is missing from the pulpit

ep 14 When Mental Health is missing from the pulpit

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.

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The problem with praying away mental illness

"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.

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Burden of sexual purity

Burden of sexual purity

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.

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