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What I'm Learning About: Depression

What I'm Learning About: Depression

We can't always control darkness that invades our lives, but we can control how we respond to it.
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We can't always control darkness that invades our lives, but we can control how we respond to it. Here's how four women have learned to seek help and depend on God in times of darkness and despair.

Surprised by Depression

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My husband came home from work and found me, as usual, huddled in one corner of the sofa listening to the clock tick. Our ...

Holly Vicente Robaina

Downtime

Could God have a sanctifying purpose for the sadness I feel?


Earlier this week, I realized I've been really depressed. I had no appetite. I couldn't sleep at night—though I did ...

Suffering Together

Allowing pain to nourish your marriage


I'm not sure how long Jeramy and I sat in the hospital parking lot. It might have been fifteen minutes; it could ...

Lord, Why Won't You Help Me?

How I quit whining and learned to depend on God


"Lord, why won't you help me?"

How often I've moaned those words. Although God has intervened repeatedly in miraculous ways ...

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April 2013

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About Depression Definition

June 29, 2014  11:24am

Depression is caused by a wide range of issues. A chemical imbalance in the brain helps cause it. Stress is another major factor in depression. Daily life brings stress, period. Depression does not play favorites. It's a disease for rich people and for poor people. All the types of depression have similar symptoms. Dramatic shifts in personality and up and down mood swings are some. The advent of sleeplessness is another sign of depression. Helpless feelings or feelings that the future holds no hope are signs. When everyday life becomes a chore, that's depression. But the depression afflicted has hope.

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Courtney S.

November 28, 2013  9:48pm

It's great to get the conversation going about this. We can't have unrealistic emotional expectations because of our faith. It's that mindset that keeps people from speaking out. I am a Christian who has struggled greatly with depression, too. http://thepassionatepen.wordpress.com/2013/11/28/grace-for-the-journe y/

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Robin Player

June 10, 2013  4:56pm

Lesson learned...God answers in His own time...and that waiting period can be very painful and loney.

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