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The ABC of Life

I came across this writing on the wall in the office of my course supervisor. It is called “The ABC of Life” and I will like to share it with you in this month’s blog. I asked my supervisor for the name of the author but he did not know so I decided to trace...

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Oh That Men Will Remember The Benefits Of God

Most people in society find it easy to accept the reality of physical illness but seem to struggle to accept the reality of sicknesses of the soul. The average Christian knows from basic biblical psychology that the human personality is in 3 parts: spirit, soul and body (1 Thessalonians 5:23). The soul is further broken...

Why Is Giving Good For Your Mental Health
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Why Is Giving Good For Your Mental Health

Have you wondered why most of us never truly experience true satisfaction and contentment? We live in a world where acquisition defines most of our decisions. Much of what we think and do, even to the extent of pursuing happiness, is directed by how much gain there is for us. Have you ever heard the...

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Things We Take For Granted – Like Singing

Today we begin to look at aspects of Christian worship that contribute to our well being. Worship here refers to both a lifestyle as well as carrying out actions that honor Jesus. One such aspect of Christian worship is singing Singing from the heart to God in music is a significant part of a lifestyle...

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Part 8 – What Does Our Christian Faith Have To Offer (contd)

In the last article, we reviewed the socio-religious landscape in our country, a decline in the influence of Christianity in our society, along with a weakness in strength of the witness of Christ among Christians. What has this got to do with mental health? Why is this important in considering the mental health of our...

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Part 6 – We Live In Hope

From the last article, I hinted that we will be exploring some of the resources that God offers to all who come to Him through Christ, “… the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints” (Eph. 1:18 KJV). The bible states in 1 Cor. 13:13 that these three things abide: faith, hope,...

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Part 5 – A Personal Journey Out of Depression

So what is the Christian response to depression, anxiety or for that matter any mental health problem? I believe that there are various responses to this question. The apostle Paul, praying for the Christians in Ephesus asked for “the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His...

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Part 4 – Is Any Sick Among You

It is about time we examine the nature and manifestations of mental health problems. In previous articles, I picked on aspects of our attitudes towards mental health as a backdrop. This was necessary in order to throw a searchlight on our own beliefs, concepts and pre-conceptions about mental health. Without this, we cannot appreciate or...

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Part 2 – Whose Mental Health

Often when we think or talk about mental health, we tend to think of the extreme – of the person who is so unwell as to require hospital admission either voluntarily or involuntary. On the contrary when it comes to physical health, it will be unthinkable to conceptualise it in terms of a broken arm...