How do we “find quiet” in a noisy world? Using J.P.’s book Finding Quiet as a launch point J.P., Stan, and Jordan discuss mental health; specifically, anxiety and depression. What options are available to Christians who struggle with these diseases? How can a person seek treatment in a faith-informed way?
The information in this podcast is not intended to diagnose or treat specific diseases. As we will discuss in the podcast, we encourage you to consult with a physician or licensed mental health professional about your specific situation.
In this podcast we discuss:
- J.P.’s journey in dealing with anxiety
- What is creating the conditions that leads to our current epidemic of anxiety
- Some strategies that we can use to alleviate the experience of anxiety
- Simple tools and practical help to facilitate a feeling of peace and calm
- How to find a good Christian counselor or therapist
- Should Christians seek professional help for mental health issues?
- How we can show love and care for those struggling with anxiety or depression
- Encouragement to live with hope instead of despair
Resources mentioned during our conversation:
- J.P. Moreland, Finding Quiet: My Struggle of Overcoming Anxiety and the Practices that Brought Peace
- John Mark Comer, The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry: How to Stay Emotionally Healthy and Spiritually Alive in the Chaos of the Modern World
- Christopher Lasch, The Culture of Narcissism: American Life in An Age of Diminishing Expectations
- Dallas Willard, Renovation of the Heart: Putting On the Character of Christ
- The College Faith Podcast with Dr. Nita Kotiuga, #26: The Role of Spiritual Disciplines and Directors in Spiritual Formation
- Rosemead School of Psychology
- Basic Overview of Therapy Options
- More Complete List of Types of Therapy
- Joel McDermon, What Would Jesus Drink?: A Spirit Filled Study