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5 Ways to Beat a Mental Funk
Oct 20

5 Ways to Beat a Mental Funk

By Steve Austin | catching your breath , Depression , Mental Health , self-care , Self-help , stress management

This morning, I was texting with a dear pastor friend of mine, who said this time of year is usually difficult for him, mentally. The strange thing is, my best friend and I have said the same thing for YEARS. August through October usually does something really weird to my mental health and sends me […]

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How to Stop Being Taken for Granted
Oct 06

Betrayed: How to Stop Being Taken for Granted

By Steve Austin | catching your breath , Family , Marriage , Parenting , relationships , self-esteem , Self-help

“I suppose that since most of our hurts come through relationships so will our healing…”- Paul YoungDo you remember the last time someone broke your heart? Was it today? Last week? If it was deep heartache, it doesn’t matter how long ago it was; you likely haven’t forgotten.I recently received an email from someone walking through […]

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Oct 02

Podcast: Life-Giving Spiritual Practices for Weary Parents (Courtney Ellis)

By Steve Austin | catching your breath , podcast

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-g76fj-c1ca04 Welcome to episode 33 of Catching Your Breath: The Podcast. I’m so excited for you to hear this conversation between my wife Lindsey, our new friend Courtney Ellis, and me. Almost Holy Mama is so friggin honest, funny, and beautiful. It is real, raw, and relatable. It’s not full of platitudes or unreasonable expectations […]

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Giveaway: 21 Books That Will Change Your Life
Sep 29

Giveaway: 21 Books That will Change Your Life

By Steve Austin | faith , Mental Health , Recovery , Self-help , Spirituality , The Struggle With Church

If you’re looking for hope in a hopeless time… If you need a reason to keep hanging on… If you’re desperate to believe that God actually loves you without condition…You need these books.Not pictured: 8 Habits of Love, Meaningful Again, Queer Virtue, Traveling Mercies, What is the Bible. Daring Greatly, The Gifts of ImperfectionDuring the darkest days […]

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Sep 25

What is shame? (And how to heal it.)

By Steve Austin | catching your breath , podcast

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-rjued-c0e43d Welcome to Episode 32 of Catching Your Breath: The Podcast, with Steve Austin! In this episode, we’re talking about what shame is, how it can impact your daily life, how to share it, and how to heal it. Keep scrolling for more great shame resources, plus my free workbook! Healing from shame isn’t something […]

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4 Ways Your Church Should Look More like a Psych Ward
Sep 22

4 Ways Your Church Should Look More Like a Psych Ward

By Steve Austin | faith , Mental Health , Recovery from a Suicid...

​Christians with mental illness are desperate for authenticity. So how do we facilitate honesty in church? It could start by having a prayer box specifically for mental health concerns, and continue through messages from the pulpit.  One of the missions of the church is to help people grow. Our journey toward wholeness requires permission to be […]

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Exploring Grief: A Podcast Series (with Brandon Carleton)
Sep 18

Exploring Grief: A Podcast Series (with Brandon Carleton)

By Guest Blogger | Mental Health , podcast , self-care , Self-help , stress management

This is the paradox about suffering: The more we try to avoid it, the more painful it becomes.Image by PublicDomainPictures from PixabayFrom Brandon Carleton:The more we welcome suffering into our lives, the easier it is to begin to heal. This is not to say that accepting it makes our suffering easy, our suffering is far […]

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It's Time for the Church to Confront Mental Health
Sep 17

It’s Time for the Church to Confront Mental Health (via USA Today)

By Steve Austin | faith , Mental Health , Recovery from a Suicid...

​After the suicide Monday of Jarrid Wilson, a well-known pastor in the evangelical community, Christian leaders across the country are grappling with how to address and help believers struggling with depression and anxiety – including when those struggling are the ones leading the church.Jarrid Wilson, an associate pastor at Harvest Christian Fellowship who founded the […]

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Suicide: Let's Talk about It (Podcast)
Sep 17

Suicide: Let’s Talk about It (podcast)

By Steve Austin | Anxiety , Depression , faith , Mental Health , podcast

​It’s always an honor to share my story with a new audience. This podcast interview came as a result of the tragic loss of Pastor Jarrid Wilson to suicide. I’m deeply grateful to Brandy for allowing me to share some hope and practical tips for those living at the intersection of faith and mental health. Here’s […]

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Sep 16

Pastors and Suicide: What You Need to Know

By Steve Austin | catching your breath , podcast

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-hqcg5-bfb176 Welcome to Catching Your Breath: The Podcast. Following the recent death of Pastor Jarrid Wilson by suicide, in Episode 31, Steve shares several recent articles and thoughts on pastors and suicide. Articles: USA Today: Jarrid Wilson’s Suicide Forces Church to Confront Mental Illness I was a pastor with a broken brain. Pastor’s and Suicide: […]

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