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)



Marquette Wire

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


  1. The Pastor who Attempted Suicide