I’ll be the first to tell you that this space isn’t for everyone. There is a specific type of person that will find a home here. Here’s a few ideas that will help you figure out if it makes sense for you to hang out here or not.
- If you believe there’s more to solving mental illness or chronic health conditions than quoting a few Bible verses, then this is the place for you.
- If you find yourself disappointed in what seems to be simple answers to complex problems in the church, but still believe there is a place for faith in the midst of these challenges, you might love it here.
- If you want to see practical and biblical guidance on what to do and say to those in the mental illness community, you should hang out here more often.
- If you’re looking to figure out how to build a ministry for mental illnesses or chronic health conditions in your church, you’ll find that here.
- I believe that figuring out how to live as a Jesus lover with a mental illness or chronic health condition is hard. To say otherwise, in my opinion, is nothing short of silly.
- I believe it’s just as hard to support someone who is battling these health issues, whether the person you love is following Christ steadily or not.
- If you find yourself in either of these camps–battling a health condition or loving someone who is–this is a place you might like to call safe and home.
Before you decide if this is the place for you, let me tell you a bit about mental illness and chronic health conditions. These illnesses are literally everywhere.
Over 1/3 of practicing Christians say that anxiety or depression impact them or their close relationships, and more than 47 million Americans experienced mental illness in 2018. These staggering numbers are similar in the chronic illness community. The CDC says that 6 in 10 people in America have a chronic illness.
Taken together, these numbers are unbelievable and they mean one thing: you definitely know at least one person with a mental illness or chronic health condition.
The question isn’t whether you know and love someone with a mental illness or chronic health condition. It’s almost unavoidable, and it’s nearly guaranteed that you do know someone in these categories of health.
The question is whether you want to invest time and energy into learning more about what God is doing in this community and in your loved ones’ lives.
We’re redefining normal and rediscovering hope.
In this community:
- You will learn how to encourage your friends and family members who are ill.
- You will have resources for hundreds of ideas on how to serve them.
- You will discover the tools to help those you care for.
- You will learn what it means to grant dignity to everyone, regardless of their health status.
I hope you stick around. A good place to get a flavor of what I create here in this community is to sign up for the free book I give to everyone. Here you’ll see how I combine psychology, Scripture, and practical guidance to give people steps to change their lives in meaningful ways.