Category Archives: Hidden Disabilities

Jolene Philo…A series of very fortunate events

We wrote Every Child Welcome because this command is not limited to children who will sit quietly at His feet and listen, who color between the lines, who raise their hands and wait to be called upon, and who work at grade level.
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The barriers to getting newcomers with mental illness connected at church…

Is there a way of making available an alternative path…an accommodation available to those who need it? Continue reading

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Vangie Rodenbeck to interview Dr. G LIVE on Mental Health and the Church…

Steve will be Vangie Rodenbeck’s special guest THIS COMING TUESDAY, MAY 19th, at 12:00 PM Eastern as part of Vangie’s Shaping Special Hearts podcast hosted by CM Connect and sponsored by Standard Publishing. Continue reading

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Seven reasons church attendance is difficult when kids have mental illness…

Today, we’ll start by identifying seven reasons church attendance/participation is difficult for families of kids with mental illness.
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Church, what if we think _______ diagnosis isn’t a real thing?

I don’t hear Jesus suggesting that we place bouncers at the door of a Luke 14 banquet to ensure that folks are crippled enough, lame enough, or blind enough. Continue reading

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Sin, mental illness and the church…Erring on the side of grace

We need to treat persons with mental illness and their families with the same sensitivity and grace we would show to any vulnerable believer.
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Hopeful, Trusting, Confident and Calm…Karen Crum

When I was actively listening to God’s directions, I was able to relax and feel so much more internal confidence and peace as a parent. I learned that many things will not will work according to my plans and timing, but I know that God is in control and that I can trust and hope in Him to lead “my pack”. Continue reading

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50% off resources to equip foster and adoptive families until April 15

We highly recommend these resources, for parents, Christian leaders, and church libraries. Continue reading

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I had no plan…Jeff Davidson

It’s been 15 years and my world is still turned upside down by autism. Continue reading

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Shhh…We’re talking about ADHD medication and church

If your child’s experience at church is as important as their experience at school, the need for effective treatment at church is as great as their need for treatment at school. Continue reading

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