HOW CAN THE BIBLE AND THE CHURCH HEAL THE WOUNDS OF TRAUMA?
Some experiences in life are so painful they cause deep and lasting suffering. That suffering is what we call trauma.
Millions of people in the United States contend with poverty, the effects of disease, and natural disaster. Many suffer in silence from domestic violence, emotional abuse, and the fallout of addiction. Every part of their lives is affected—physical, emotional, relational, spiritual. They long for healing, joy, comfort. But they often don’t know where to turn.
First, we need to understand how trauma affects our church communities in the United States.
Through a nationwide study with Barna, we’ve uncovered the latest research on trauma you can apply to best shepherd your church.
- Incidence of Trauma
- Coping with Trauma
- What Churches Can Do
- Deepening Faith During Trauma
- Pastors’ Preparation for Trauma
- Walking Through Trauma with the Scriptures
News and Information
Are you caring for others during this COVID-19 crisis? This lesson from the Trauma Healing Institute can help you care for yourself so that you can thrive even as you pour out your life for others. Designed for use either on your own or with small groups. Includes wisdom from the Bible, a stress test, reflection questions, and practical exercises.
I just can’t catch a break.
I remember hearing my mom utter these words at her most stressful times when I was a kid. I also remember thinking, “Could it really be that bad?”
Your eyes flutter open after a restful sleep warmly tucked under the covers. You yawn, stretch, and take a deep sigh. But as your feet hit the cold, hard floor, reality comes flooding back to you.
As an anxious kid, I hated watching action movies. As those films reached their climax, the protagonist faced obstacle after obstacle—each one seemingly more and more impossible to handle. Even though I knew they would make it out alive in the end, I couldn’t shake the feeling while watching: This is all just too much.