The MENTAL HOPE project offers compassionate biblical conversations about challenging mental health topics. The purpose of the podcast is to share Christ-centered comfort and clarity for those walking through mental health recovery. The podcast accomplishes this by offering a mix of interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of mental health topics.
Connecting the gospel of Jesus Christ to mental health.
Podcast Launches May 1, 2019
Host, Christine Chappell
Christine Chappell is the author of Clean Home, Messy Heart, and is a guest contributor at Desiring God. She writes frequently about mental health topics at her blog, has completed biblical counseling certificates with the Institute for Biblical Counseling & Discipleship, and is currently pursuing certification with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors.
To comfort the sufferer by reminding them that their struggles are not "abnormal" to the Christian life.
To articulate God's compassionate care of those who struggle with various weaknesses by discussing relevant Scriptures.
To offer the listener clarity about God's revealed will, the redemptive benefits of suffering, and biblical sufficiency.
To help expose underlying heart issues that may prohibit long-term mental health recovery.
To dispel common myths/beliefs about faith & mental health, and to address frequently asked questions with Scripture's wisdom.
To communicate the importance of rooting the sufferer's identity in Christ instead of diagnostic or man-made labels.
To explain how the Holy Spirit enables meaningful change in our thoughts, behaviors, and feelings through God's Word.
To offer practical next steps addressing the physical and spiritual issues associated with mental health recovery.