CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Amy Simpson

Amy Simpson

Award-Winning Author

Amy Simpson is the award-winning author of Anxious: Choosing Faith in a World of Worry, Blessed Are the Unsatisfied: Finding Spiritual Freedom in an Imperfect World, and Troubled Minds: Mental Illness and the Church’s Mission  (InterVarsity Press). She’s also an editor for Moody Publishing, a leadership coach, and a frequent speaker. You can find her at AmySimpson.com and on Twitter.

Your Current Living Arrangement Is Not Meant to Be Permanent

The Absurdity of Camping Have you given any thought to the absurdity of camping? Don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge fan–I love to camp with family and friends. But when I think about it, I realize it’s actually pretty weird. And as a recreational activity, intentionally done and considered fun, it...

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Your current living arrangement isn not meant to be permanent.

Your Disaster Zone Is God’s Construction Zone

Last year my family visited the National September 11 Memorial in New York City. It’s a solemn work of art, bringing life and a bit of peace to a place of death and destruction. As my family and I paused there, I found myself grateful that the project’s architects had not covered over the...

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your disaster zone is God's construction zone

Hope for When Mental Illness Comes Home

During a high school youth group meeting, we did an activity that involved saying nice things about the other people in our small group. I was shocked when one of the other girls said, “Amy, you just seem like you have it all together.” I didn’t know what to say, and I can’t remember how I...

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Belief in Christ doesn't mean we won't suffer

How to Help a Friend with Mental Illness

“I just don’t know how to help.” I hear this a lot. Whether I’m speaking on the subject of mental illness, talking with someone who is concerned about a friend, or reading an email message, I often hear from people who care deeply about others and want to help ease their suffering. But they...

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12 Ways to Help a Friend with Mental Illness

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