Category Archives: Hidden Disabilities

Making church irresistible for kids with the most common disabilities…

I all too often meet families who lack meaningful involvement with a local church because the environments in which we “do church” present unique challenges to kids with common mental health conditions. Continue reading

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When You’re Living Someone Else’s Worst Case Scenario

When meeting a mom whose son had just been diagnosed with autism, Sandra realized her life was this woman’s worst case scenario. Continue reading

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One request from a survivor of childhood abuse

If someone had taken action when I first disclosed my circumstances instead of dismissing my words because my family seemed fine, I believe it would have made a world of difference in my life. Continue reading

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A place for families looking for a church where they’ll be welcomed…

Our challenge in the year ahead will expand by helping families impacted by disability connect with the rapidly growing movement of churches prepared to welcome them. Continue reading

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Christmas time challenges for kids with common mental health conditions

three practical strategies will help many kids with common mental health conditions and their families to better experience the peace and joy associated with the Christmas season! Continue reading

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Clinging to Faith while Parenting Children with PTSD

God was in control when his Son hung on the cross. Surely he is in control of the lives of our traumatized children, too. Continue reading

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Rethinking “disability” in the church

But the newer thinking is that it’s not your body that disables you, it’s the environment around you.” For example, an environment full of stairs is actually what disables a person in a wheelchair. “That’s a much more interesting way to look at disability,” he adds. “So the onus isn’t on the ‘disabled’ person, it’s on the environment and on all of us.”
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