mental health and the christian church
Oftentimes, Sunday mornings in the church consist of fake smiles and cordial greetings, holy scripture and prayer circles, a lot of talk, but not much action. Behind the smiles, too many people are struggling to get out of bed in the morning. This is something that churches often brush past, saying things like “God will fix everything,” and “It gets better,” and “just have faith.” Rarely do members of many churches care to take the time to look at the deeper issue of depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses, and anyone who dares be honest is judged. This is something that could be dealt with very easily. By creating an environment that is nonjudgemental and understanding.
Media prophets can help in creating this environment by being willing to look past stereotypes and stigmas. Through setting this example, and showing others how to follow them in that. By encouraging not only in-person, but positive, Christ-centered support through media platforms. Through glorifying God while still shining light on the topic at hand. If the church utilizes professionals and skilled leaders to deal with these heavy, often avoided topics, not only is God glorified, but people can be saved in both this life and the next. Media prophets can use their platforms to show God’s grace to people who are hurting, and leading them to the Gospel, through the process of healing God can bring.