I was quite positive on my first post about this. That was mostly because my church is very progressive in how they view illness, especially mental illness. I’m accepted, I do get prayed for, but like I said, that’s not it, and they also have suggestions on where to go.
However, a couple of days ago i googled “Christian Counseling” and “Christian Psychiatry”, since that’s what i’m going back to school for. Almost every site proclaimed that psychiatry was the work of the devil. They supported prayer based healing. They said that the enemy could weasel into our lives to make us think we were having a problem.
Medication… that was dragged through the mud. There were churches out there that if they found out you were taking psychiatric medication, would humiliate you until you stopped taking it.
Then I also saw some personal websites where the treatment of them forced them out of religion, even though that’s all they had known. A lot also still proclaimed that they still had faith and would never turn their backs on Christ, because He loves them for who they are.
Those hate-filled websites just continue to keep people suffering until the day they may snap.
When I’m through with my education, I will make every effort to comfort those going through things they don’t understand. I will stop the Christian’s vision of hate.