The following articles are related to the topic of MENTAL HEALTH

Is Your Worship Becoming Disney Church?

There was a time in most churches when the services were focused upon worship that glorified God, and the preaching consisted of reverent instruction from the Scriptures. In some places, it's still that way. On the other hand, drastic changes are underway in hundreds of churches across the land. An article appearing in World magazine addressed this phenomenon. Note this ... read more »

How Do I Deal with Conflicting Emotions?

I am a single Christian mother. I made a serious mistake and conceived a baby out of wedlock. I love my little girl very much. I struggle with what I've done, but I can't bring myself to be sorry that I have this child. She is the joy of my life. Can you give me advice you feel would help ... read more »

The Growing Phenomenon of Home Education

Over the past several years there has been a mass exodus of children out of the public school systems of America. Many have been enrolled in private schools; thousands of others are being "home-schooled" by their parents. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 850,000 American students were being home-schooled in 1999. There are several factors for this dramatic ... read more »

The Yoke of Christ

Though the citizens of Galilee had observed Christ performing many mighty works, most of them were not moved to repentance (Matt. 11: 20ff). In spite of that spirit of rebellion, however, the Lord still invited them to: "Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and ... read more »

Agape — A Christian Husband’s Obligation

God's love excludes no one (Note: Sadly, many do not respond to the goodness of God, Rom. 2:4-5; cf. Acts 13:32-48.). Christians, the children of God, are called to agape their enemies and their brethren (Matt. 5:44; 1 Jn. 4:21). If Christians must love all people, surely Christian men should agape their wives. Christian husbands are to love their wives ... read more »

Does the Bible Recommend Drinking Alcoholic Beverages?

"Does the book of Proverbs recommend "strong drink" for those who are depressed? Please explain Proverbs 31:6-7." "Give strong drink to the one who is perishing, and wine to those in bitter distress; let them drink and forget their poverty and remember their misery no more" (Prov. 31:6-7; ESV). What does this passage mean? Does it encourage drinking an alcoholic ... read more »

Burden-bearing: It’s the Law

Do you realize that loving others is the law? Love, radiating from the Christian's heart, is that which Paul had in mind when he wrote Galatians 6:2. In helping each other with heavy burdens, we fulfill the "law of Christ." The word law comes from the Greek term nomos, which "became the established name for law as decreed by a ... read more »

Does the Bible Encourage Hatred?

"I am confused about the Bible's teaching on 'hate.' Sometimes hate is condemned, at other times it seems to be encouraged. Can you comment on this?" There are two basic biblical words that represent the concept of hating. In the Old Testament, sane (used about 145 times) means to "to hate, to set against." In the New Testament, the word ... read more »

Will Our Children Trust in the Lord?

The following bit of wisdom comes from Proverbs 3:5-6: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths." As Proverbs 3 begins, we observe this instruction is addressed to "my son." The well-known proverb represents the counsel that children need ... read more »

The Challenge of “Agape” Love

The New Testament was written in Koine Greek. The word Koine denotes "common," because this style of Greek was the language of the common man-on-the-street during the time of Christ. Koine Greek came into vogue about 300 years before the birth of Jesus, and it became an obsolete language about three centuries after the Lord's death. It was the most ... read more »