Monthly Archives: June 2013

Mental Health — From Shame to Seeking Help, Part Six: Unashamed of Taking Evil Pills

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“I felt like all these people were flocking around me to praise God, without really caring about the state of my mind, body, or heart. They just wanted to hear a testimony. There, with the stress, the frustration at church, and the knowledge my solution was a villified little pill, I had a panic attack in the middle of all those women.”

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A Courtship Story

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“I never want to question my child’s faith or that they can hear from God. The fact that my dad tried his ultimate best to make me believe that I was being lustful and idolatrous when I sincerely believed I wasn’t has made a huge impact on my faith. It took a long time for me to get over questioning my salvation because of how my dad treated me.”

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Mental Health — From Shame to Seeking Help, Part Four: Shame Meets Truth

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“I didn’t understand why my brain wasn’t working like normal. I felt foggy and frustrated and like a complete failure. And then one day, a breakthrough. A teacher, Dr. R, had us workshop a paper she had written. It was about bipolar disorder – her bipolar disorder. I squeezed back my initial, automatic reaction of ‘mental illness is rare if it’s real at all’ and read it.”

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