“The sad fact is that some of the best evangelical theology is being produced by people who can’t write, in books that will never be read…”
New Research Shows That Personalities Change
Not a surprise to Christians of course, but this is fairly big news in secular circles.
According to lead researcher Brent Roberts many “subscribe to the idea that once someone reaches adulthood their personality is set for life.” This is particularly true of individuals who are described as neurotic, who struggle with depressed moods, and feelings of guilt, envy, anger, and anxiety. The research found that individuals who were cared for with cognitive behavioral therapy, counseling or medical treatment over 24 weeks changed! Those who struggled with anxiety benefited the most.”
Wisdom for Reading the Proverbs
“Facing the difficulties of reading the Proverbs–while knowing that they are necessary for our spiritual growth in grace–here are seven tips on how to get the most out of reading Proverbs.”
Can Mental Health Practitioners Predict Future Violence?
“If we did a better job surrounding those with severe mental illness (and isolating them less) we would likely have less mental health induced violence.”
Fifty Years Ago, One Prescient Author Dared To Ask ‘Is College Worth it?’
An old book suggests questions that we should still be asking about further education.
Why Are Our Children So Anxious?
Sabrina is one of more than 6 million American teens grappling with an anxiety disorder of some kind. While not every child’s experience is as extreme as Sabrina’s, some experts believe this number is actually low, considering that many adolescents don’t always seek treatment. Further, it doesn’t take into account children under 12, whom therapists say are also increasingly facing anxiety that exceeds normal childhood fears and worries.
When the Darkness Closes In: A Christian’s Journey through Depression
Rachel Miller tells of her bout with depression and encourages us to look to God for deliverance from loneliness, abandonment, and disappointment.
Finding a Christian counselor, that is–one who is uncompromising on Biblical truths, while well-researched in mental health practices, is a life-giving experience to the hurting soul. Receiving counseling, especially within the Black community, is often seen as weakness. But in fact, there is strength in vulnerability. True strength is found in relying on Christ alone, while walking with others through the process.
Inside the Mind of a Master Procrastinator
Take some time to laugh at yourself.