Much has been made of the so-called "nones" - those who claim no spiritual affiliation. Our guest believes the nones story has become overblown and has become "a thing" due to curiosity and repetition of their supposed irreligiosity. Join us today as we dig deeply into the research concerning spirituality in America and reveals the hope and truth about the vitality and future of the church. Then, the odds are good that you have a loved one or friend whose struggle with addiction, mental illness, suicidal thoughts, or self-injury stems from loneliness. Maybe it’s you. Our guest understands the crisis well, as it led to him nearly taking his own life as a teen. As a board-certified counselor, he has built a reputable counseling practice on the forefront of brain science and attachment therapies, dedicating his life to helping adults and adolescents confront their feelings of isolation and alienation. Join us to discover the path from isolation to connection.
Our emotions are complex. Some of us seem able to ignore our feelings, while others feel controlled by them. Most of us would admit that we don’t always know what to do with how we feel. Today we offer a holistic view of emotions rooted in the Bible. Our guest will offer a practical approach to engaging with both positive and negative emotions in a God-honoring way.
Glenn Stanton is the director of Global Family Formation Studies at Focus on the Family and a research fellow at the Institute of Marriage and Family in Ottawa, Ontario. He debates and lectures extensively on the issues of gender, sexuality, marriage and parenting at universities and churches around the world. Stanton served the George W. Bush administration for many years as a consultant on increasing fatherhood involvement in the Head Start program. Stanton is a graduate of the University of West Florida with graduate degrees in philosophy and history.
Dr. Mark Mayfield is a former pastor, a licensed professional counselor (LPC), a board certified counselor, and founder and CEO of Mayfield Counseling Centers. He has more than 14 years of professional counseling experience in clinical, judicial, and faith-based counseling settings across a wide range of patient demographics. Mayfield has professional experience in treating and addressing anxiety, depression, and PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, self-injury, and suicide. He is passionate about the integration of faith and mental health.
Alasdair Groves serves as the executive director of the Christian Counseling & Education Foundation (CCEF), as a faculty member, and as a counselor. He received an MDiv with a counseling emphasis from Westminster Theological Seminary. He was the co-founder of a biblical counseling center in Northern New England where he served as executive director for ten years. Alasdair also served as the director of CCEF’s School of Biblical Counseling for 3 years. He is the co-author of Untangling Emotions (Crossway), has published a number of articles in the Journal of Biblical Counseling, hosts CCEF’s podcast, and has produced many blogs, videos, and audio resources.