In this edition of Fresh Hope for Mental Health, Brad discusses the importance of moving toward something as opposed to moving away from something.

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Pastor Brad Hoefs, host of Fresh Hope for Mental Health, is the founder of Fresh Hope Ministries, a network of Christian mental health support groups for those who have a diagnosis and their loved ones. In other words, Fresh Hope is a Christian mental health support group.

Brad was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1995. He is a weekly blogger for (Bipolar Magazine). He is also a certified peer specialist and has been doing pastoral counseling since 1985. Brad is also the author of Fresh Hope: Living Well in Spite of a Mental Health Diagnosis, which is available on Amazon or at:

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2 thoughts on “The Importance of Moving Toward as Opposed to Moving Away

  1. Thanks very much for this again! I seem to keep having trouble getting to find out how to add my comment but here I am now, after sharing this on Facebook. Once again I have found this (though seemingly so obvious!) so encouraging. So true that if driving up a mountain, if one keeps looking in the rear mirror, we’d be headed for disaster, as it’s just so dangerous!

    Shame is a horrendous thing that hold us back from moving forward, causing us to be so stuck. I thank God for the hope in Christ that enables us to keep looking forward in order to move forward rather than allowing where I’d gone wrong to keep me stuck in the rut.

    Thanks Pastor Brad!

  2. Thank you! It’s always encouraging to me to know that podcasts and posts on the blog help someone. Keep your eyes on the road ahead!

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