For some people who are religious, reaching out to a therapist can be difficult. In some denominations, seeking outside help from a therapist is viewed as not fully believing in Christ and his abilities.

In her article entitled “How Therapy Doesn’t Make Me A Bad Christian,” Morgan Jerkins talks about her struggle with needing therapy to cope with a death, but not wanting God to think she was doubtful of Him. Jerkins explains:

“The guilt of being disobedient to God gradually faded. There is a time to pray and there is a time to act. My soul did not have to be at odds with either of the two and I wish that others like myself would recognize that when they cry for help. Too often, as religious-minded people, we do not focus on our duality, which is our spirit and body. I had to find a way to realign them so that I felt peace in my head and in my bones.”

If you are struggling like Jerkins was, think of it this way: you don’t have to pick one over the other. Use your religion and therapy together in order to overcome your struggles.

If you think your life could benefit from therapy, or if you’d just like to learn more about Reka, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by phone at 402-881-8125, by email at, or via Twitter or Facebook. We would love to answer any questions you may have.

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