During our time working with missionaries these past few years, we have seen how they, like the rest of us, have been challenged with added stress, fatigue, and anxiety. Fueled by her own journey, Karen has been learning and collecting resources that can help us understand what’s going on “under the hood” and walk with the Lord toward healing and healthy habits.
The Bible has a lot to say about how important it is to pay attention to both your mind and your heart, and how to take good care of them in order to thrive for the long run (Ez 36:26; Rom 12:2, 15; John 15:4-11; Prov 4:23; Prov 15:13-14a; 1 Peter 5:7-8; Phil 4:6-7; Ecc 3:1,4; Eph 4:26-27), and Cru has even developed a mental health outreach! We’ve been greatly blessed by these resources, and many have voiced their own appreciation as we share the best we’ve found, so here they are.
Our Missing Peace · How to Process Emotions · Doctrinal Affirmations
Journaling out Chronic Pain · The Welcome Prayer · Abiding in Christ
Cinema Therapy · The Daily Examen
Please pray for how God might continue to use Karen to empower missionaries around the world with an intimate relationship with the Lord and their own hearts. While we highly recommend investing in a licensed therapist or counselor, Karen and I want to let you know that we are available to talk and pray with you as well!