Despite awareness campaigns in almost every area of our lives, mental illness still tends to be a rather taboo topic in the church.
I’m not quite sure why this is, to be honest. It’s not like Christians don’t suffer from mental illness (look at ANY of the prophets. You think they weren’t depressed?) But somehow I think that a lot of Christians have this unconscious belief that if you’re a good enough Christian you’ll never suffer from mental illness.
I think that’s ridiculous. We don’t say “if you’re a good enough Christian you’ll never get sick,” even though many places in the Bible say that God will heal us. So why are we so terrified to acknowledge that we, as Christians can suffer from mental illness? [Read more…]