Dr. Dale Ryan, associate professor of recovery ministry and director of the Institute for Recovery Ministry at Fuller Theological Seminary, was recently highlighted on Christianity Today’s Parse website. In an article concerning codependency, a mental illness that is slowly gaining awareness in both wider culture and the church, Ryan and Fuller are marked as some of the rare examples of Christian engagement with the issue.
Ryan is quoted as saying this of Fuller’s Institute for Recovery Ministry, "We are trying to produce some pastors who are not clueless about addictions." Ryan, who also serves as CEO of Christian Recovery International, has been writing and teaching about abuse and recovery for over twenty years.
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