Learn from Experience

Each month I lead a discussion group for people exploring the role of faith in their recovery. While I work as both a pastor and mental health professional, I am not the “expert” at these meetings. Instead, the experts are those in the room with a lived experience of both faith and mental illness. They have taught me things in a way no textbook ever could. We can all learn from these experts whether they be in our congregations, families or places of work. If we do, I think we’ll discover that some things are learned best by experience.
Dave Eckert, M.Div., CPRP