EMOTIONAL BONDAGE

Doctor Grant Mullen[i] is a Canadian doctor who has worked extensively with mood and anxiety disorders. As he has treated countless people, his own faith has led him to stretch beyond the paradigm of his clinical training.



He describes mental health as being part of a larger connection of influence in the emotional wellbeing of a person. How do we get free in our thoughts when we experience emotional bondage?


There are 3 giant links in this chain that must be broken if one is to come to emotional freedom.

The three links are:

-Physical illnesses of thought control (chemical imbalances)
-The harassment of Satan (demonization)
-Personality injury (woundedness) 
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Treating people in the complex matrix of mental anguish requires recognition of all the factors.

Physiologically, chemical and hormonal imbalances can be treated with medicine. If the only issue is of this kind, you may be able to apply medical treatments and achieve satisfactory healing or equilibrium.

Often, medicine must be combined with counselling to respond to the personality injury. The way that we have been emotionally wounded in life greatly affects our mental health.

In his practice, Doctor Mullen became aware that even some of his non-delusional patients would experience phenomena that seemed to indicate the presence and influence of evil beings. Was the devil at work in some of his patients? What we see as demonic activity in the gospels—is that happening today? Or is that a superstitious, primitive way to assign blame for natural causes?

We will explore the effects of spiritual darkness on one's mental health.




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