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Churches Can Be Instrumental in Helping People With PTSD

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Most people are aware of PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder. In 1980, when the American Psychiatric Association added PTSD to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, it was considered controversial, even though soldiers had been experiencing PTSD symptoms … Continue reading

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Planning for a Father’s Day Without a Father

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Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or Grandparent’s Day are all very nice holidays when you have a typical family, but what happens when a parent or grandparent has been abusive or passed away? Dealing with these holidays can be very difficult. … Continue reading

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Churches Helping Children in Zambia

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On May 12, 2017, NPR released an article with the headline, “U.S. Has The Worst Rate Of Maternal Deaths In The Developed World.” The maternal mortality rate in the U.S. is 26.4 deaths per 100,000 live births. In Finland, the … Continue reading

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Mental Health and the Church

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In a 2015 article in “Christianity Today,” Ed Stetzer writes, “It is common practice in churches, however, to treat mental illness differently. We immediately assume there is something else, some deeper spiritual struggle causing mental and emotional strain.” If a … Continue reading

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Faith Groups Respond to GOP’s AHCA

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The House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) in hopes of replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or Obamacare. The AHCA is waiting for the Senate to act on it. Time magazine believes that the AHCA faces … Continue reading

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Taking a Day of Rest Without Feeling Guilty

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If you’re like most people, you probably find it hard to take a day off. And when you do take a day for yourself, you might feel guilty because you have so many things on your plate. What you may … Continue reading

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Christians in Kenya Choosing Halal Food

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Many countries in Africa have a high percentage of Muslims, but Kenya is an anomaly. In this country, Christians are the predominant religion. It’s estimated that almost 85 percent of the population identifies as Christian. Islam is the second most … Continue reading

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Religious Views on Organ Donation

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April is National Donate Life Month. If you aren’t an organ donor, it might be time to consider making that decision part of your health directive. According to the United Network for Organ Sharing, about 22 people die every day … Continue reading

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