#21: Breaking the Stigma

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Welcome back to another episode of Cabernet and Pray. Today, we pause our usual schedule to address a deeply personal and pressing topic that challenges many families: mental health. Our host, Jeremy Jernigan, explores a video of John MacArthur to dissect and debate the contentious views circulating within the Christian community about mental illness.

In this introspective episode, Jeremy opens up about his family's journey in seeking help for their son's severe mental health challenges amidst societal skepticism and stigma. We explore the alarming divorce rates among couples with children facing similar struggles and the uphill battle against a system often lacking in empathy and support.

Tensions rise as we share clips of John MacArthur's controversial stance on mental health diagnoses like PTSD, OCD, and ADHD, which he dismisses as fabrications by "big pharma." Jeremy counters with his own heartfelt experiences, advocating for a compassionate approach and emphasizing that mental illness is neither a parenting failure nor a new phenomenon. Instead, he calls for a supportive and understanding community that recognizes and affirms the reality of mental health.

Join us in this thought-provoking episode as we delve into the theology, personal stories, and the call for a more empathetic and informed Christian response to mental health. This conversation is sure to resonate with anyone affected by mental health issues and those seeking a more inclusive faith-based dialogue. So, pour yourself a glass of wine, and let's dive into the heavy but necessary conversations on this special episode of Cabernet and Pray.

Wine in this episode: 2019 Puerta de Plata