Category: mental illness

  • A Reformed conversation on nouthetic and biblical counseling

    I just had a very fruitful exchange with a dear brother, Philip, who is Reformed like me, and who suffers from serious mental illness like me, on the topic of my recent blog post on Jay Adam’s nouthetic counseling. If you’d like to read the blog post to see what precisely he responded to you […]

  • Nouthetic Counseling: A Critical Evaluation

    So I made the mistake of asking my Facebook friends what nouthetic counseling (Greek: noutheteo, to admonish) is yesterday. I received a flood of responses. However, most of the responses were very much pro- nouthetic counseling. And they spoke glowingly about self-styled BIBLICAL COUNSELOR Jay Adams. In this post I will give a critical (yet […]

  • Mental Illness: A Blessing in Disguise?

    I know that most readers may be taken aback by the title of this post. Some will be confused as to how mental illness could be a blessing. Can something which disturbs your life on a fundamental level, which causes so much pain, heartache, grief and even despair, be on any level good? I say […]

  • Pray for Uvalde

    Recently there was a terrible shooting, by an eighteen year old gunman, at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Nineteen children were killed, and two teachers. I believe this shooting perfectly illustrates the total depravity of man. Without God restraining us every person is capable of heinous evil acts. I also think that this shooting […]

  • Mental illness and America

    Sadly, in our American society, even though it’s the 21st century, there is still a strong and harsh stigma for people suffering from mental illness. In the minds of many people the mentally ill are freaks, perverts, are very dangerous, and they feel the mentally ill should be locked away in mental hospitals to “protect” […]

  • Faith in Action

    This poem was inspired by my dearest sister Vi! Thanks! My thoughts are troubled and disjointedBut this too was appointed I need not fearFor God is near As close as my very heartHe promised to not ever depart So amidst the mental chaos, I am calmGod’s Word is a soothing balm Everything will be ok […]

  • My struggle

    When I was a child I had boundless energy. I used to spend hours playing outside (8-12 no joke!). I was actually hyperactive. I once ran around our entire block, at our home on Meadowbrook Blvd. in Brentwood, about 20 times in a row without stopping! I am thankful to God for giving me a […]