Guest Blog Posts by Steve Austin


  1. Why I Stopped Hating the Church (HuffPost)

  2. It Really Sucks to be a Christian Right Now (HuffPost)

  3. I Don’t Need to be Saved (HuffPost)

  4. Is Your Faith Water or Cement? (HuffPost)

  5. 3 Ways to be a Christian without Being a Jerk (Good Men Project)

  6. I’m a Pastor. And I Attempted Suicide. (RELEVANT)

  7. Scars and Church (Rethink Church)

  8. The Day a Pastor Attempted Suicide (Charisma News)

  9. A Present for Planned Parenthood (People of the Second Chance)

  10. Labeled: People Pleaser and Sex Expert (People of the Second Chance)

  11. God Works Ordinarily (Christian Courier)

  12. I Found God in a Gay Bar (

  13. Being Christian and Living with Mental Illness (TWLOHA)

  14. The Silent Church Failed Me When I was Suicidal (Psychology Today)

  15. I was a Pastor with a Broken Brain (Redeemed for More)

  16. Grace is Messy, and it Changes Everything (The Book of Open)


Mental Health

  1. 5 Steps that Helped Me Recover after a Suicide Attempt (The Mighty)

  2. 11 Marriage Tips from a Husband with a Mental Illness (The Mighty)

  3. 3 Life Lessons I Learned on a Psych Ward (The Mighty)

  4. Live Video: Steve Austin - Pastor and Suicide Prevention Advocate (The Mighty)

  5. People Need to Stop Using Mental Illness as a Scapegoat for Violence (RELEVANT)

  6. One Thing Depressed People Need (Rethink Church)

  7. Dear Church, Stop Saying Violence is a Mental Health Problem (Charisma News)

  8. 5 Self-Care Tips During Recovery from a Suicide Attempt (PsychCentral)

  9. 7 Surprising Gifts of My Mental Illness (Sweatpants & Coffee)

  10. From Pastor to a Psych Ward (Stigma Fighters)

  11. Recovery and the 4 Lies of Shame (Getting High on Recovery)



  1. Dealing with Dysfunctional Families: How to Make Strong Fences (HuffPost)
  2. How Getting My Son a Dog Healed My Shame (Good Men Project)
  3. 4 Self-Care Tips for the Tired Family Man (Good Men Project



  1. He Misses Thongs, She Misses Sleep: THIS is Marriage After 10+ Years (YourTango)

  2. 21 Things They Don’t Tell You in Premarital Counseling (YourTango)



Deseret News

  1. Despair is Killing Americans. Here's How People of Faith can Help.

Marquette Wire

  1. Suicide, Theology: More Than a Magic Jesus Pill


  1. The Pastor who Attempted Suicide