“How To Win Over Depression” – review 1 – 27

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons Before I get to what Tim had to say in the first two chapters, I want to begin by making sure we’re all on the same page, especially since Tim is going to confuse this issue in very serious ways. First, there are different kinds of depression. There’s major or clinical depression (which can also be chronic,) mild depression, seasonal affective disorder, and the depression that is a part if bipolar disorder (as well as others). Tim doesn’t distinguish between any of these, and his reasoning for why he mixes all of these up will become clear once we’re further into the book. However, the book focuses on helping people who have … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: What To Say To Depressed Women?

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by Jessica from Smartter Each Day as cross posted at The Humbled Housewife - To the Mom Who Feels DepressedEditor's note: While this is the rare Christian woman urging others to get medical treatment for depression and that's good, having someone else tell you how 'selfish' you are being because you are depressed is really discouraging. I'm glad it jolted the original author into seeking help, but in the world of Quiverfull Evangelical Fundamentalism it's a message that is repeated again and again, 'You have no reason to be depressed because you are blessed, so suck it up and be joyful'. It's a toxic message that's led to tragedies, such as mothers in the movement who have killed their … [Read more...]

A Personal Response to Voddie Baucham on Mental Illness

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by R.L. Stollar Community Coordinator for Homeschoolers Anonymous, cross posted from Homeschoolers Anonymous  Over the last week I listened to and transcribed Voddie Baucham’s sermon “Nebuchadnezzar Loses His Mind.”  I grew up in the Christian homeschool world in which Baucham is popular. I have written numerous times about my own struggles with major depressive disorder and suicidal urges, as well as been publicly critical about the American Evangelical Church’s handling of mental health issues, I take Baucham’s sermon seriously. The ideas he expresses here are admired and continue to be disseminated in the Christian homeschool world. These ideas are damaging to many people and must be spok … [Read more...]

Transcript of Voddie Baucham’s “Nebuchadnezzar Loses His Mind”

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by R.L. Stollar - Community Coordinator at Homeschoolers Anonymous. This is cross posted from Homeschoolers Anonymous(Editor's Note: Thanks R.L. Stollar for spending the time (and patience) transcribing this!) HA note: The following is a transcript of Voddie Baucham’s sermon “Nebuchadnezzar Loses His Mind.” Baucham delivered this sermon on the subject of mental health on April 8, 2012 to Grace Family Baptist Church. It provides his answers to the following 2 questions: “What is the Biblical view of mental health? How should we as Christians (and especially Pastors) look at the ‘mental health’ industry?” Baucham is the Pastor of Preaching GFBC; GFBC is the host of Baucham’s Voddie Baucham … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Proud of Mental Illness?

Why do Evangelicals find mental health treatment so frightening and mysterious?

by Voddie Baucham from his sermon "Nebuchadnezzar Loses His Mind" as transcribed by R.L. Stollar from Homeschoolers Anonymous posted on his Facebook feed.Didn't Voddie say that you should never watch television? Sounds like he's been watching a lot of "Law and Order: SVU" and listening to Dr. George Huang on SVU. This is some of the usual disgusting shaming of mental illness and those that suffer from it. … [Read more...]

Why I Cannot Support Frontline Family Ministries’ Abuse Prevention Week: Part 3 – Kalyn’s Secret Continued

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by R. L. Stollar, HA Community Coordinator, cross posted from Homeschoolers Anonymous  In this series: Part One, Introduction | Part Two, Kalyn’s Secret | Part Three, Kalyn’s Secret (Continued) ***** Part Three, Kalyn’s Secret (Continued) In the first half of today’s analysis of Kalyn’s Secret, I gave some context for understanding the Cherry family and then looked at where the book took steps in the right direction. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Rejection of God Causes Anxiety Disorders and Depression?

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by Zach Dasher, Louisiana candidate for Congress and nephew of "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson in Mother Jones - Duck Dynasty Congressional Candidate Says Godlessness Will Cause 'Mass Carnage and Mass Death' … [Read more...]

Evangelicals Pontificate on the Suicide of Robin Williams

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by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Way Forward written on Tuesday August 12, 2014 “I don’t understand the whole fundamentalist thing; you see, I’m an Episcopal; that’s Catholic Light. Same religion, half the guilt!” –Robin Williams Why is it that Evangelicals think they need to pontificate any time someone of note dies? It seems, when it comes to people who have some sort of notoriety, that Evangelicals KNOW whether the dead person’s name is in the Book of Life. They seemingly have a gift from God that enables them to know who is and isn’t a Christian. Over the years, I have had to deal with countless Evangelicals that felt called by God to weigh in on whether I was ever a … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Who Exactly is the Psycho Here?

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by Jeramy Anderson from Persevero News - Pagan Labels and Their Consequence Don’t succumb to a label like “bi-polar” or “multi-personality disorder.” Rather, seek for His Kingdom, and then He will give you clarity to be who you were created to be. That is made in the image of God for His worship. Trusting in His Sovereignty frees men from the yo-yo of regular sporadic emotional stints. Yes, we do enter times of grieving during great loss, and the pressures of work and family life often seem to crush our very souls, yet the Sovereign God who created us gives the repentant regenerate Christian joy and the peace that passes all understanding no matter the crises. Read the piece in its entirety … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Neronic or Neurotic?

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Kevin Swanson from Generations With Vision Ministries in Right Wing Watch - Kevin Swanson Warns "This Whole Lesbian Whatever Has Turned People Into 'Feces Eaters' "On Monday, “Generations Radio” host Kevin Swanson warned that “this whole lesbian whatever, the Neronic agenda” — the term he regularly uses to describe the LGBT rights movement — has helped plunged society into “dysfunctionality” and turned people into “feces eaters.” “There’s not just divorce: people are eating their own feces, there’s incest everywhere,” Swanson lamented. He said that only churches like his can draw the feces-eaters back to God: “There’s a contrast between the feces-eaters and the church and I think the fe … [Read more...]


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