According to Lifeway Research, 65 percent of churchgoing family members want their church to talk openly about mental illness, but 49 percent of pastors say they rarely or never speak to their congregation about mental illness. With so many struggling with mental illness, why is this struggle rarely addressed in the church? How do we deal with commonly believed lies about mental illness? We have a conversation about those questions with licensed professional counselor Deb Fileta. We'll not only hear about her professional experience, but she will share how her personal experience has given her the zeal to spread a message of hope to the suffering both inside and outside the church.
We highlight a women's ministry training opportunity that you can access from your living room! Dr. Pam MacRae joins Ken and Deb to fill us in on the upcoming Called Conference that is taking place Saturday, April 17. Ministry leaders Jen Wilkin, Trillia Newbell, Jamell Meeks, and Dr. MacRae will be part of the one-day equipping conference that is designed to strengthen your leadership in the ministry that God has placed you.
Debra Fileta is a Licensed Professional Counselor, national speaker, relationship expert, and author of Choosing Marriage and True Love Dates. She's also the host of the hotline style Love + Relationships Podcast. Her popular relationship advice blog, TrueLoveDates.com, reaches millions of people with the message of healthy relationships. Connect with her on Facebook or Instagram @TrueLoveDates, or book a session with her today at TrueLoveDates.com/store/.
In the Department of Pastoral Studies, Dr. Pam MacRae serves as Professor of Ministry to Victims of Sexual Exploitation, Ministry to Women and Program Head. With a education background at Moody Bible Institute, Trinity International University, and Bethel Seminary, Pam encourages women to receive biblical, theological, and practical training for ministry.