Counseling

“My hope is that we in the church can understand wounds of the soul well enough that we move beyond the stigma we have associated with ‘mental’ illness.”

"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

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Review – Healing Together: A Guide To Supporting Sexual Abuse Survivors

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.

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How J. P. Moreland Presented His Anxious Mind to God

"In public, J.P. Moreland is best known for battling in the arena of Christian apologetics. But privately, he has waged a personal struggle against occasionally debilitating mental illness. The longtime Biola University philosophy professor opens up about this side of his life in Finding Quiet: My Story of Overcoming Anxiety and the Practices that Brought Peace." - Christianity Today

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TGC Council member David Powlison died on June 7 at the age of 69 after suffering from pancreatic cancer.

Tim Keller: "I think David’s groundbreaking work on idolatry showed that the Bible speaks to both (a) corporate, systemic evil in family and social systems and also (b) how sin distorts the inner life, creating denial, false identities, a 'delusional field,' and harmful motivations. David put the biblical teaching about the deceitfulness of the heart back into the center of biblical counseling." - TGC

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Massachusetts governor signs conversion therapy ban into law

"The law specifically attempts to restrict health care providers from performing and advertising efforts to change the gender identity and sexual orientation of a minor. ... In doing so, the law specifically targets conversion therapy techniques, which were originally ordered by physicians, therapists and psychologists/psychiatrists." - Jurist

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