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Grace for the Children: Finding Hope in the Midst of Child and Adolescent Mental Illness

Grace for the Children: Finding Hope in the Midst of Child and Adolescent Mental Illness

by Matthew S. Stanford

The church's response to child and adolescent mental health disorders has too often been characterized by fear and misinformation rather than grace or wisdom. The result has been families that desperately need practical advice and pastoral care on these disorders, and on the thorny issues that often surround them. Psychologist Matthew Stanford has wr… Read more…

Grace for the Afflicted: A Clinical and Biblical Perspective on Mental Illness

Grace for the Afflicted: A Clinical and Biblical Perspective on Mental Illness

by Matthew S. Stanford

Why has the church struggled in ministering to those with mental illnesses? Each day men and women diagnosed with mental disorders are told they need to pray more and turn from their sin. Mental illness is equated with demonic possession, weak faith, and generational sin. As both a church leader and a professor of psychology and behavioral sciences, Matt… Read more…

The Biology of Sin: Grace, Hope, and Healing for Those Who Feel Trapped

The Biology of Sin: Grace, Hope, and Healing for Those Who Feel Trapped

by Matthew S. Stanford

There are heated discussions happening on the conflict between science and faith. This disagreement tends to focus around three main issues, one of them being what causes our sinful behavior. The intense conflict has to do with biblically defined sinful behaviors and if there just might be a biological predisposition for these behaviors. The Biology of Sin s… Read more…