Quoting Quiverful: Mental Health?

Quoting Quiverful: Mental Health? March 17, 2013

by John Piper in “10 Resolutions for Mental Health” at desiringGOD

That night Dr. Kilby had a pastoral heart and a poet’s eye. He pled with us to stop seeking mental health in the mirror of self-analysis, but instead to drink in the remedies of God in nature. He was not naïve. He knew of sin. He knew of the necessity of redemption in Christ. But he would have said that Christ purchased new eyes for us as well as new hearts. His plea was that we stop being unamazed by the strange glory of ordinary things

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  • Brennan

    Yes, because “just take a walk and stop being depressed” always works so well.

  • stairway to heaven

    There seems to be an air of spirituality in this absent from most Fundamentalist drivel. I’m betting many Fundies would find the Devil in anything written by Lewis Carroll.

  • Tori

    Ahhh yes, these views were so helpful for me as a bipolar teen *examines 14″ long scar on arm*. They comforted me so much while I was receiving eight units of blood, and when I was in surgery having all the tendons, arteries and nerves reconnected (for three hours). Waking up and screaming at the nurse because I was so very angry to still be here really cinched it for me. I was really feeling Gods love then. *rolls eyes, sips ale*

  • Karen

    Mental illness needs to be dealt with by mental health professionals. Full stop. This disincludes pastors, elders, and other church associates.

  • Betty Crux

    “…but instead to drink in the remedies of God in nature.”

    Oh, like Kool-aid. Got it.

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