Women's Mental Health - Good Thinking
Women’s Ministries helps people, in their churches and their communities, in many ways. Nutrition, health, and mental health seminars are outreach topics which can benefit many.
One beneficial mental health concept, and one of the most utilized forms of mental health intervention today, is cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). CBT is based on the assumption that many psychological problems are improved by identifying and changing inaccurate and dysfunctional perceptions, thoughts, and behaviors.
People with depression tend to interpret facts negatively; people with anxiety tend to look at the future with apprehension; and those with low self-esteem maximize others’ success and minimize their own. CBT, therefore, trains people to identify and change their unhealthy thinking habits into better alternatives that promote desirable behavior and eliminate unwanted ones.
The Bible teaches us about the connection between thoughts and actions (Luke 6:45). Good thought patterns not only are healthy but also provide a way toward integrity: “Do not those who plot evil go astray? But those who plan what is good find love and faithfulness” (Prov. 14:22, NIV).
Remembering, repeating, thinking about, and meditating on the words in the Bible is one of the greatest spiritual blessings available to us, and it is a sure way to cultivate what Peter called “wholesome thinking” (2 Pet. 3:1, NIV). Many people have obtained invaluable blessings by committing to memory treasured Bible texts. When confronted with moments of worry, doubt, fear, frustration, or temptation, they have repeated such thoughts in their minds and have obtained relief and peace through the power of the Holy Spirit.
With so many alluring competitors (TV, computer, etc.), this generation of believers is being tempted to put the Bible aside. It is important to commit to reading and reflecting upon the Word every day. The Word of God can be our fortification against the mental onslaught of unspiritual distractions.
As Ellen G. White tells us, “Satan cannot read our thoughts, but he can see our actions, hear our words; and from his long knowledge of the human family, he can shape his temptations to take advantage of our weak points of character.”(The Review and Herald, May 19, 1891).
Source: The Bible and Human Emotions by Julian Melgosa
- Reach Across
The Outreach is for Everyone: Women’s Ministries Evangelism Manual includes fifteen chapters. Each 60 minute chapter can be used as a training event for the women in the local church or for personal study. The material includes 15 PowerPoint Presentations.
This is a valuable resource to train and equip women for many types of evangelism. to download the material go to women.adventist.org
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is our helper; in Him and through Him we must conquer.... The grace of Christ
is waiting your demand upon it. He will give you
grace and strength as you need it if you ask Him. Our High Calling, p. 29
behind the one who does his best. Let every worker rely on His power, and He
will impress the hearts of those for whom he labors.
Great good may be accomplished by the sincere, humble worker who realizes that success does not depend on appearances, but on
the One who has given him his commission.... This Day with God, 26.