(How Reading Or Writing Blogs Can Help With Your Mental Health Issues.)
In my previous blog, I featured Debra K. Fileta and Dr. Henry Cloud. These two Christian bloggers are inspirational, motivational, and brings hope to people like us – those with mental health issues trying to hold on to their romantic relationships.
“There’s a lot of science grounding expressive language writing and journaling as being an extremely helpful piece for maintaining mental wellness,” said Deborah Serani, PsyD.
As I’ve said before, I will recommend more Christian relationship bloggers that I believe can help with your self-therapy, as they have improved mine. And so without further ado, here are my recommendations:
Aside from being a successful author in his own right, Gary Thomas is also an accomplished speaker and blogger. Gary blogs about romantic relationships both concerning married couples and those who are about to get married.
One of Gary Thomas’ most prominent and most significant books is “The Sacred Search” which provides people with a better perspective and view on relationships, particularly marriage. The book also tackles issues that single Christians may encounter, as well as individuals in a relationship.
In his blog, Gary Thomas fills people with many Christian living resources to help them pursue the right things when it comes to romance and marriage. With that said, you can check out his blog at http://www.garythomas.com/.
Director of Boundless and host of The Boundless Show, Lisa Anderson is perhaps the most insightful one in this Christian bloggers list regarding practical experience. Her show, Boundless, is dedicated to helping young Christian adults with their relationship issues. The Boundless Show is a podcast which brings a healthy discussion to the table regarding the same topic. Through her shows, Lisa can talk to many people, and with that interaction and learning, it makes her a very seasoned expert in the field.
Lisa Anderson is single and happy with being a non-married Christian woman. With that said, Lisa may be able to help Christian singles in a more intimate level as exemplified by her book “The Dating Manifesto.”
If you want to take a bite of her rich experiences, feel free to visit her blog at http://www.lisacanderson.com/.
Katie Gregoire’s character is something that may defer significantly as compared to the other bloggers mentioned in my posts. Katie started vlogging about Christian relationships back when she was still 16. She has since then connected with many people to hear their stories and provide valuable solutions.
Ms. Gregoire is a very charismatic young woman who isn’t afraid to tackle significant and sensitive issues contrary to her age. She is very enthusiastic and calling her entertaining will be such an understatement if you want to talk about the enthusiasm and energy she exudes when working. Whenever I watch her vlogs or read her blogs, she makes me smile. It is like a glimmer of hope for me.
Mr. Thomas, Ms. Anderson, and Ms. Gregoire, together with Dr. Cloud and Ms. Fileta are five of the people I trust online with their words of truth, relief, honesty, and comfort. What can I say? They are Christians, and they are bound by living life the righteous way.
Rob Whitley, PhD, wrote, “[M]uch research indicates a strong and consistent relationship between religiosity and mental health. An integral part of religiosity includes the regular reading of sacred texts, which can provide much solace and support to believers with mental health issues.”
Sometimes, these people discuss mental health issues in their blogs, but really, that’s not what I need. What I need from them is the idea that despite my problems, I can still live and love like a rational human being. I hope the inspiration that these people have given me is visible to you and will help you with your challenges from day to day.
“If online support and resources are all that some folks can manage, then I think it’s important we support them in that,” said clinical psychologist Stephanie Smith, PsyD.