Four Keys to Mental Health

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Practice These 4 Principles for Mental Health

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1. Light

  • Light and Correction Versus Darkness & Destruction.
  • Reveal self and others as being identified with positive and/or negative idols (self-images) in order to stop it.


  • Deifying and/or demonizing to define/identify/make self and others into positive and/or negative idols (self-concepts).

2. Individual

  • Differentiation Versus Enmeshment.
  • Unconditional self-esteem (USE): “I am good no matter what because I am made in the image of God.”


  • Conditional self-esteem (CSE): “I am bad if I do bad and good if I do good.”

3. Surrender

  • Humility Versus Humiliation.
  • Hate your life as flesh. Hate sin. Hate evil.


  • Hate your self, others, and life as negative idols (images, concepts, constructs).

4. Accountable

  • Responsibility Versus Irresponsibility.
  • Believing and stating that “I thought it meant that I was ….”


  • Believing and stating that “it makes me” or “it made me.”

Quotations from Various Sources on Mental Health

Listed Alphabetically

“A fool is only a fool because he won’t see he is a fool.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.” —James Joyce

“But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons. — Hebrews 12:8

“By honestly acknowledging your past errors, but never damning yourself for them, you can learn to use your past for your own future benefit.” —Albert Ellis and Robert A. Harper, A Guide to Rational Living, Third Edition, p. 194

“Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die.” —Proverbs 15:5

“Don’t tell friends their social faults; they will cure the fault and never forgive you.” —Logan Pearsall Smith, 1865-1946

“Failure doesn’t have anything to do with your intrinsic value as a person.” —Albert Ellis and Robert A. Harper, A Guide to Rational Living, Third Edition, p. 206

“For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.” —Hebrews 12:6

“If a friend tell thee a fault, imagine always that he telleth thee not the whole.” —Thomas Fuller, 1608-1661

“If all persons knew what they said of each other, there would not be four friends in the world.” —Blaise Pascal, 1623-1662

“If we eliminated all errors, we would also eliminate much discovery, art, insight, learning, and creativity that results from facing errors.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?” —Hebrews 12:7

“My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction:” —Proverbs 3:11

“The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.” —Norman Vincent Peale

“To admit a mistake is also to admit you are now wiser.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“When receiving correction, the wise seeks to learn and the fool seeks to justify with excuses.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

Quotations from Scripture on Mental Health

Listed Biblically

“A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:” —Proverbs 1:5

“Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counselors there is safety.” —Proverbs 11:14

“The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.” —Proverbs 12:15

“Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counselors of peace is joy.” —Proverbs 12:20

“Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counselors they are established.” —Proverbs 15:22

“Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.” —Proverbs 19:20

“Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war.” —Proverbs 20:18

“Take counsel, execute judgment; make thy shadow as the night in the midst of the noonday; hide the outcasts; bewray not him that wandereth.” —Isaiah 16:3

“Extol not thyself in the counsel of thine own heart; that thy soul be not torn in pieces as a bull [straying alone.]” —Ecclesiasticus 6:2

“As timber girt and bound together in a building cannot be loosed with shaking: so the heart that is stablished by advised counsel shall fear at no time.” —Ecclesiasticus 22:16

“A man of counsel will be considerate; but a strange and proud man is not daunted with fear, even when of himself he hath done without counsel.” —Ecclesiasticus 32:18

“And let the counsel of thine own heart stand: for there is no man more faithful unto thee than it.” —Ecclesiasticus 37:13

“Let reason go before every enterprize, and counsel before every action.” —Ecclesiasticus 38:33

“Gold and silver make the foot stand sure: but counsel is esteemed above them both.” —Ecclesiasticus 40:25