A New Approach to Mental Illness in the Church

“It is common practice in churches to treat mental illness differently. We immediately assume there is something else, some deeper spiritual struggle causing mental and emotional strain.

But, let me be direct here: if we immediately dismiss the possibility of mental illness and automatically assume spiritual deficiency, our actions amount to spiritual abuse. I know those are powerful and pointed words, but I believe them to be true. Please, don’t miss them.” – Ed Stetzer

Many writers and thinkers believe mental illness is the next conversation the church needs to engage in and act on.  Ed Stetzer gets the conversation started with his blog, “A New Approach to Mental Illness in the Church.”

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