The life of evangelical churches and their spiritual leaders has been portrayed in some recent films and series. Can they help us start conversations?
“The problem of anxiety requires a firm hope that is not utopia”, says psychiatrist Pablo Martínez.
Binding up the brokenhearted.
I cannot compare myself to Pastor Andrew, but I can speak on behalf of many people in church leadership who suffer from depression and have suicidal thoughts at some point in their lives.
Psychiatrist and author Pablo Martinez provides a biblical response for depression.
Adrián Gurpegui shares about what he learned with his son. “It is difficult for them to relate to others, but that does not mean that they want to be alone”.
Psychotherapist Richard Winter speaks about the causes and signs of depression, and gives a Biblical perspective.
One third of the users around the world are minors, the newest report of the agency for cihldren explains. “Many have a digital footprint before they can even walk or talk”.
The use of these devices at an early age “causes lack of interaction and impairs the healthy development of their senses”, pediatricians around the world are saying.
The reality we have to face is that we are not immune to such struggles.
Church leaders are usually “at the limit of their emotional and spiritual resources”, says José Hutter, theologian and pastor in Spain. A national seminar will address the challenges of Christian leadership.
At least 5% of men between 18 and 24 years old have some form of gambling addiction. “Technology makes gambling easier”, Christian expert says.
One in fifty Belgians dies euthanised. In 2015, there were more than 2,000 euthanasia cases, an average of six per day.
After a big depression, the 25- time medal winner swimmer says pastor Rick Warren's book Purpose driven life, saved him from suicide.
God has always helped us when we were tired, and in the same way we resemble him when we unconditionally help those who suffer, are tired or depressed.