When depressed, please don’t do this

One last word in this series of depression. Please don’t withdraw or isolate yourself. Even though it will feel like the most natural thing to do.  Have you ever gone through a really hard time and felt like you are alone and no one really understands? In times of suffering and pain the sense ofContinue reading “When depressed, please don’t do this”

Depression and Faith:

One of the hardest pieces of journeying through depression as a Christian is the stigma that comes with depression. I felt my faith was weak as I believed Christians don’t get depressed. I felt shame and guilt and that led to me withdrawing and isolating myself. I had concluded that my depression was clear thatContinue reading “Depression and Faith:”

Depression, taking one step at a time out of the darkness.

It was in my understanding of the relationship between depression and anger that I started to learn how to identify what was happening in my mind. The third massive step came from my understanding of the relationship between depression and expectations. It was in understanding my expectations that I could start to make allowances forContinue reading “Depression, taking one step at a time out of the darkness.”

Depression, taking one step at a time out of the darkness.

I have been sharing my own journey with depression in hopes someone is helped and encouraged. It was in my understanding of the relationship between depression and anger that I started to learn how to identify what was happening in my mind. The third massive step came from my understanding of the relationship between depressionContinue reading “Depression, taking one step at a time out of the darkness.”

Depression, the ugly reality.

My journey with depression has been an on and off again battle. Some days I was fully functioning and felt “normal”. Other days it seemed as though I was carrying a large weight around. When it became clear that something more than a simple “down day” was happening I started to read and read andContinue reading “Depression, the ugly reality.”

The downward spiral of depression

One of the most surprising lessons I learned about depression as a Christian is that there are examples of depression in the Bible. I was pretty shocked to study this as I always thought depression was a sign of weakness or worse yet, defeat.  In his book about depression, author Phil Tuttle calls depression “TheContinue reading “The downward spiral of depression”

Darkness

There are many unspoken lessons we learn by going to church or by being in relationship with Christians. We learn at an early age what words we should and should not use. We learn what we should and should not do.  Some of those lessons are life-changing. We learn that Jesus died to save usContinue reading “Darkness”