Anxiety can be experienced by anyone. So, how can we respond to our own anxiety, and how can we help others in the church to cope? In this episode, Elinor Magowan (Director for Women's Ministry) is joined by Rachel Sloan (Director for Women's Ministry and women's worker at Charlotte Chapel, Edinburgh) and Helen Thorne (Director of Training and Resources, Biblical Counselling UK) to discuss how Christians can deal with anxiety and local churches can care for anxiety sufferers.
00:00 - Introduction
02:54 - Why do young people in particular struggle with anxiety?
06:40 - A definition of anxiety
09:54 - Anxiety and the Bible
12:24 - Medication for anxiety
14:03 - Guilt for mental illness
16:48 - Pastoring women through anxiety
19:44 - Truths to fight the lies
24:44 - Community support
26:20 - Tips for coping with extreme anxiety
29:53 - The importance of lament
You can watch a video of this podcast and access further resources for church leaders on the FIEC website.
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