Should Christians Take Medication for Mental Illness?

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By Perry Noble

Reblogged from Huffington Post:

The church has used “pray and read your Bible more” as a “cure” for anxiety and depression for far too long.

And we have placed people who use medication to treat the issue in a category that is way less godly than those who do not use it.

However, as someone who has been on both sides of the issue I want to speak definitively on this by saying that it is NOT a sign of weakness to admit your need for medication in dealing with these issues; in fact, in many cases it may actually be a sign of strength.

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