Resources on Health

These are challenging times for the world and the church as the coronavirus spreads, forcing us to sacrifice personally, physically, and economically. As Southern Baptist churches respond to this crisis, it will require courage and leadership. This is why we partnered with... Continue...

On Jan. 31, 2020, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar declared a nationwide Public Health Emergency in response to the novel coronavirus outbreak, the virus that causes COVID-19. Since then, various agencies of the U.S. government have begun working... Continue...

Recently, we emailed with Scott James—a pediatric infectious disease specialist in Alabama—about coronavirus, increasing fear, and how Christians should respond.  What is COVID-19?   Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an outbreak of respiratory disease due to a novel coronavirus. The virus... Continue...

I don’t like being broken. Who really does? I like having it all together, being prepared, never inconveniencing anyone. If we were going on a trip, I’d have everything prepped before you got there. The gas tank would already be... Continue...

The conversation about mental illness is becoming more prevalent in our society—and that’s a good thing. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) reports that “approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. (46.6 million) experiences mental illness in a... Continue...

Burnout has become an official clinical syndrome, according to the World Health Organization. Characterized by mental, physical, and/or emotional exhaustion, this condition of chronic stress threatens millions of Americans who face long work hours, difficult work and home situations, and little... Continue...

May was dedicated to mental health awareness, which got me thinking about resources that I find helpful as a counselor. It’s important to be equipped when struggling with anything relating to mental health. In my experience, there are a handful... Continue...

One year ago, I stepped into a crosswalk and was struck by an oncoming bus. The trauma of the accident has made me reflect much on the role the body—both the physical body and the church body—plays in spiritual healing... Continue...

The church struggles to meet the needs of persons with mental illness. LifeWay Research published a detailed study depicting the unmet ministry needs of adults with mental illness, and recently published research demonstrates that families of children and teens with... Continue...

The blues. A black hole. The dark night of the soul. Whatever you call it, depression is a resourceful thief that seeks to steal any semblance of joy, happiness, and peace from those who suffer. Depression is a devious and... Continue...