It’s no secret that my past was ridden with mental health issues—ones that kept me from wanting to live for much of my teenage life. I’m very vocal about this truth, and I will continue to be as along as my story may have an impact on others who need to hear it. And while I do believe today’s church is doing better at addressing the issue that is mental health, I believe there can be so much more done than what is currently taking place in regards to depression and anxiety. Let me explain.
There are literally thousands of articles online about why the millennial generation is disillusioned with church, church culture and church politics. And while I applaud the attempt to wrap one’s head around the issue, I’ve noticed that most of the articles seem to be written by people who know nothing about the millennial generation. Weird.
In light of all the craziness taking place in Indiana, God had definitely stirred some emotions within my heart. I’m sure this post is going to start quite the conversation, but I feel within my heart that it’s something in need of saying. Why? Because I value people. I value souls. I’m called to love people. It’s what Jesus did.