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If your life has been affected by suicide, you are so loved. If you have contemplated suicide, you are so loved. Myths have made the topic of suicide so much more painful and we in the Body of Christ must respond with kindness and compassion. There is hope for today and community who will help!

Fear Gone Wild: Myths About Suicide

Fear Gone Wild: Myths About Suicide

  Editor’s note: Kayla Stoecklein is a voice of compassion and hope for those oppressed with the mostly-taboo topic of suicide. It’s a delicate issue, one haunted by shame and fear, and one that needs to be brought into the light of God’s grace. In Fear Gone Wild, Kayla shares her and Andrew’s story but

One Plot or Two

Editor’s note: Kayla Stoecklein is a voice of compassion and hope for those oppressed with the mostly-taboo topic of suicide. It’s a delicate issue, one haunted by shame and fear, and one that needs to be brought into the light of God’s grace. In Fear Gone Wild, Kayla shares her and Andrew’s story but above

Dear Twentysomethings…

Imagine Sunday night youth group at a big suburban church. We’re in the gym and its “Parent’s Night.” The high schoolers, some of them reluctantly, have agreed to let their parents join them in the hopes of building a little understanding between generations. We’ve done a few icebreakers and no one has died of embarrassment

Praying against Self-Harm and Suicide

The Lord has chosen you to be His treasured possession. — Deuteronomy 14:2 I first heard about the practice of cutting when our oldest daughter was in middle school. We lived in southern California at the time, and a couple of girls in her grade had been seen with razor marks on their arms. My

Mental Health: This Is Not a Drill

We all have a lot of work to do. Most medical professionals agree that we are less than a generation away from turning the corner on cancer. But when it comes to mental health, the car is still parked in the garage. It’s a well-accepted embarrassment that twenty years have passed since psychiatry’s last major

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You’ll Get Through This

No one travels far down the road of life without discovering that this journey is not always smooth or perfect. We can pray and wish for safety on the way. We should enjoy the stretches of the ride when the sun shines and things go beautifully. We ought to thank God for the times when

Miracles in the Middle of the Mess

A scar is what happens when the word is made flesh. — Leonard Cohen, The Favourite Game Here I am, Lord. Everything that’s brought me to this place at this time I offer up to You. I’m holding nothing back. Do with me and through me as You will. Thank You for the honor of

You’re Invited to the In the Middle of the Mess OBS

I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living! Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord! — Psalm 27:13-14 ESV I discovered in my darkest moments that sometimes the most powerful prayer of all is just a

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