Facing Anxiety with the Holy Spirit's Help

Posted by Alex Wallace, MA, LMHC, CRC on Jun 23, 2020 12:56:31 PM

Experiencing anxiety is a common problem that leads many people to seek counseling and therapy. Whether about work, family life, unexpected setbacks, one’s future, or one’s children and their problematic behaviors, anxiety-inducing events abound. Anxiety is the result of threats existing in our lives, whether real or perceived. For those experiencing problematic anxiety, it may be hard to distance from these threats. In the fortunate case that one is able to do so successfully, it is often not long before the threat and associated emotion returns. As a result, we may struggle to be the person God sees within us. We may experience less joy or be more likely to negatively impact the lives of those around us. Outbursts of anger, disputes, and dissension are also common with anxiety. We know that this anxiety is burdensome, but what is there to do about it?

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Topics: Holy Spirit, prayer, coronavirus, COVID-19 Resources, mental health, anxiety

Essay Excerpt: Of Mental Illness and Icons

Posted by Joel Looper on May 15, 2020 7:35:00 AM

Editorial Note: This excerpt is taken from an essay entitled "Mental Illness in Light of the Theophany Icon" by Joel Looper, originally published at Church Life Journal on August 5, 2019.

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Topics: Hope, iconography, mental health, Mental Health Awareness Month

Monday Motivation: Weekly Resources

Posted by The Editors on Apr 27, 2020 10:41:54 AM

Looking for new ideas or resources to engage your faith or your ministry? Here are our weekly curated links, including offerings in each of the following categories: Prayer for the Home, Educational Opportunities, Resources (for ministers, educators, parents, etc.), and Flourishing and Fun.

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Topics: catechesis, technology, Pope Francis, teaching resources, Catolicismo hispano, COVID-19 Resources, Monday Motivation Weekly Resources, mental health

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