Resources on Health

An important step for any church seeking to minister to those affected by mental illness is to establish a culture that explicitly grants permission for mental health to be a topic of conversation. LifeWay Research's “Study of Acute Mental Illness... Continue...

“Please don’t tell anyone,” she pleaded. “They won’t let me serve anymore.” I could tell that this woman, who had just “confessed” to me that she faced a serious struggle with depression, was regretting her disclosure. When she’d realized I... Continue...

“The flesh can bear only a certain number of wounds and no more, but the soul can bleed in ten thousand ways, and die over and over again each hour.” Those are words from the iconic 19th century pastor/theologian, Charles... Continue...

Just as we can have bad physical habits like biting our nails, picking our nose, or eating junk food late at night, we can also have bad mental habits. There are styles of thinking that are highly prone to cause... Continue...

Twenty or so years ago, I found myself in a board meeting at church, listening as our children's ministry director described the challenges some of our most committed members were experiencing in maintaining their church involvement after adopting children from... Continue...

We live in a world where issues arise in the news and culture daily. Behind every issue, however, is a person—a person made in the image of God. This new ERLC Podcast series, “How to Handle,” will tackle tough issues... Continue...

There is a stigma that attaches to all things counseling. I experience it as a counselor. The second question people ask when you meet someone new, after “What is your name?” is “What do you do?” Having to answer, “I’m... Continue...

Frank Page offers wise and comforting advice to those who have lost a family member through suicide.  Continue...

Many of us struggle with what to do when someone we know is depressed. We want to help but fear, confusion, or misunderstanding holds us back. So, let me suggest eight guidelines for helping depressed people. 1. Prepare for it.... Continue...

I was 25 years old when I scored my dream job—working as an editor on the outskirts of Washington, D.C. After growing up in California, I fell head-over-heels in love with the East Coast and decided to start putting down... Continue...