Overmedicating the body and mind while ignoring the soul creates a vortex of never-ending illness.

Modern medicine is considered a secular profession based on observable phenomena. But the medical community acknowledges that spirituality—broadly defined as the human pursuit of meaning and connectedness to something—impacts both physical and ­mental health. Even evolutionary psychologists and materialists do not deny that religious and spiritual beliefs impact health in significant ways.

Medication doesn’t change or rearrange your thoughts, but it helps treat your mind so your body will not respond in that exaggerated way.

Castleberry, like Porowski, believes the best way to address depression and anxiety is to help people remember and understand the promises of God. “For example, maybe you committed a heinous sin, and it haunts you, and you’ve become a Christian. And the devil comes and he speaks condemnation to your soul. You need to remember Romans 8:1: ‘There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.’”

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