"...a February article in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion documents trends in the way pastors wrote about their role as counselors as it became commonplace for people to turn to psychologists rather than spiritual leaders with their problems." - C.Today
"There is a kind of ministry that is without words, and sometimes the best way to help others is to simply share with them in their pain. As the preacher of Ecclesiastes said, there is 'a time to speak and a time to keep silent'" (Eccl. 3:7). - Jake Bier
"The Mayo Clinic uses terms like 'conditions,' 'disorders,' and 'concerns' to explain the meaning of 'mental illness.' What I find so helpful about the definition they offer is the recognition that concerns 'become' illness when the suffering associated with them reaches a certain level of impact on a person’s life." - Christianity Today
Mark Aderholt. Several of you may recognize the name; his story was noted by SharperIron in 20181, as was the ensuing scandal as the Southern Baptist Convention’s IMB struggled to deal with the public outrage once the specific details of his crimes became more widely known, due in large part to Anne’s own bravery in disclosing her abuse and the ensuing public fallout.
With all of the turmoil in our churches regarding abuse, and the very public controversy that has swirled around the SBC, ABWE, and other Baptist entities, many men I know look at the issue and feel confident that they have the right procedures and policies in place to prevent abuse from happening within their sphere.