We’re wrapping up our discussion of “Faith & Mental Illness.” On this program we’re going to talk about sin as a condition that affects all of our actions, desires, habits, and yes… even our good intentions. Because sin is a condition that won’t be fully remedied until we breathe our last, it often results in addictions of various types as well as spiritual depression, especially for those who are young in the faith, who have a new found desire to walk with God but find themselves struggling with sin. Now, joining me to discuss this important topic is Barbara Duguid, who is a counselor and ministry assistant at Christ Presbyterian Church in Grove City, PA. She holds an advanced certificate in biblical counseling from the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation in Glenside, PA. She’s the author of the recently published book, Extravagant Grace: God’s Glory Displayed in Our Weakness.
On the last few programs, we’ve been focusing quite a bit on the whole connection between faith and mental illness. Mental illness, of course, is part of our broader sinful condition, like heart disease and other things, where our physical chemistry is also involved. In this program, we want to focus a little bit more on the spiritual side of depression.