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Becoming Well Podcast

March 02, 2022

Flaming Arrows or Intrusive Thoughts

Spiritual Warfare or Mental Illness? Or both? These are two complex, controversial topics in both Christian and secular spheres. There are so many questions surrounding these themes: How should  Christians view the reality of Spiritual Warfare in tandem with mental illness? Could “flaming darts of the evil one” also be called “intrusive thoughts?" What is the posture for a believer in putting on the whole armor of God in connection to their mental health? Can a spiritual attack look or feel like or BE an issue with mental health? How does prayer play a role in this? 


There is so much to decipher! Join us this week as Deb and Mary dive into Ephesians 6 in discerning how Spiritual Warfare and Mental Illness play a role in the life of the body of Christ. 


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Dr. Deb Gorton

Dr. Deb Gorton directs the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Moody Theological Seminary, as well as the MTS Counseling Center. Author of Embracing Uncomfortable (Moody Publishers), she also serves as the Gary D. Chapman Chair of Marriage, Family Ministry, and Counseling of the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago. Dr. Gorton works as a change agent for individuals, organizations, and emerging leaders, helping them refine and embrace their purpose. She earned a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Fuller Graduate School of Psychology.


Dr. Mary Hendrickson

Dr. Mary Hendrickson is Associate Professor of Human Services at MBI, a licensed professional counselor and founder of ‘And Still I Rize Ministries.’ She holds a Doctor of Education in Pastoral Community Counseling, and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, MFT. She is also a speaker, blogger, and spoken word artist. She has been married to her husband Craig Hendrickson for 21 years and they have a beautiful 16-year-old daughter named Amaya.

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Becoming Well

Becoming Well helps anyone who wants to change—your relationships, your emotions, your faith in God. Join Dr. Deb Gorton and Dr. Mary Hendrickson for honest conversations, interviews, and personal stories from people just like you. Discover how the truth of God’s Word intersects with your mental health and well-being.