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Mental health inclusion...Preaching it from the pulpit

In the third installment of our series, Ten Strategies for Promoting Mental Health Inclusion at Church, Steve looks at the importance of the words that pastors use from the pulpit as a key component of a mental health inclusion strategy. 827 more words

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Mental health inclusion...The importance of getting the right people around the table

In the first segment of our series, Ten Strategies for Promoting Mental Health Inclusion at Church, Steve looks at the importance of involving the right people when developing a church-wide strategy for including families impacted by mental illness. 1,249 more words

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Does adoption Christianese sometimes feel like a sucker punch?

Editor’s note: Today we present the final post in a miniseries from Shannon on the words we use in the church when talking about adoption. 922 more words

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Church, let’s stop equating vertical adoption and horizontal adoption

Editor’s note: Today we present the second in a three post miniseries from Shannon on the words we use in the church when talking about adoption. 1,428 more words

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Christians, are we being wise with the words orphan and fatherless?

Editor’s note: Today’s post is the first in a three-part series from Shannon.

Words matter. The Bible is clear again and again that our words should be chosen with care. 1,234 more words

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One mother's journey...adoption and psychiatric medication

Editor’s note: We originally published this post from one of our readers (Janet Ward) on Mother’s Day weekend two years ago. Given the proximity of Mother’s Day to Children’s Mental Health Day/Week, I thought her post would be of interest to many of our new friends who have begun following the blog over the last two years. 1,740 more words

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

We as the church do a lousy job of welcoming and including families of children and teens with mental illness or trauma histories. I’d argue that a major reason why we struggle is the absence of an agreed-upon model for a mental health inclusion ministry for kids. 553 more words

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