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Mental Health Check-Up

by Katie Swafford on May 20, 2022 in News

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and I think this is a good reminder for us all to pause and do a quick systems check-in.

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Filling the tank

by Katie Swafford on October 21, 2021 in Ministerial Health

You know that feeling when you’re exhausted?

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Pastor Appreciation Month: Take time to show how much you care

by Bonnie Shaw on October 6, 2021 in Ministerial Health

October is Pastor Appreciation Month. It is a great time to go above and beyond to make sure that your pastor is blessed and loved on by the church.

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The Biblical principles behind reporting sexual abuse

by David Sanchez on September 9, 2021 in Sexual Abuse Response

The Bible takes sexual abuse seriously. We should report it because it is the law (in the case of minors) and we must submit to the government God has placed over us to execute his justice, because as God’s people we are charged to stand up for the oppressed and vulnerable, because doing so discourages other would-be offenders, and because reporting the offender provides them with a chance to see their sin for what it is and repent.

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Los principios bíblicos al denunciar el abuso sexual

by David Sanchez on September 9, 2021 in Sexual Abuse Response

La Biblia toma el abuso sexual en serio. Debemos denunciarlo 1) porque es la ley (en el caso de menores) y debemos someternos al gobierno que Dios ha puesto sobre nosotros para ejercer Su justicia; 2) porque como pueblo de Dios se nos pide que defendamos al oprimido y vulnerable; 3) porque al hacerlo desanimamos a otros posibles ofensores; y, 4) porque al denunciar al ofensor le proveemos la oportunidad de ver su pecado por lo que es y arrepentirse.

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Providing rest and support through Counseling Services

by Bonnie Shaw on July 27, 2021 in Ministerial Health

Read how two pastors and their spouses were impacted by Counseling Services provided through Texas Baptists.

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Texas Baptists offers resources and support to churches and ministries during Child Abuse Prevention Month

by Texas Baptists Communications on April 16, 2021 in Counseling Services

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. In Texas, 175 children are victims of abuse each day. As the body of Christ, churches and Christians have a responsibility to proactively protect children from dangerous or abusive situations.

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Improving your mental health during stress-filled times

by Katie Swafford on October 27, 2020 in Counseling Services

Katie Swafford, director of Counseling Services, provides helpful information on staying healthy during a time of stress and uncertainty.

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Surviving the secret

by Katie Swafford on April 1, 2020 in Sexual Abuse Response

Surviving the secret of abuse is hard, and everyone has a different way of processing their experience.

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Children’s Ministry with an abused child

by Dr. Ernest Izard on January 16, 2020 in Sexual Abuse Response

It is in this safe place within the family of God that the child is seen, heard, known and understood.

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