Emotional health and spiritual maturity cannot be separated. It is impossible to be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature.
We can find ourselves moving through the motions of Christian disciplines, activities, and behaviours, but deeply rooted behavioural patterns from our pasts can continue to hinder us from an authentic life of maturity in Christ. We can neglect to reflect on what is going on inside of us and around us and become too busy to slow down to be with God. If not addressed, we run the risk of remaining stuck as spiritual infants, failing to develop into spiritually and emotionally mature adults in Christ.