I am going through a period where communicating with God is a daily struggle. I read with a certain amount of envy those who write that they have spent the day in prayer, or being uplifted by worship songs, or soaking in the Word of God, because these are all disciplines which feel beyond my … Continue reading God and Me: When God Seems Distant
The Multiple Causes of Mental IllnessWe're slowly trying to build a picture of the factors that contribute to mental illness. Not for the purposes of having something or someone to blame as this just keeps us stuck, but instead to increase our understanding and awareness so that we have a clearer idea of what we … Continue reading Mental Illness: Is society making us sick? Part One
God won’t give you more than you can handle. If I had a pound for every time I’ve been told that since I became ill then I’d be a rich man. I’m sure that the intention was good, because this message has mostly come from my believing friends. And I trust with all my heart … Continue reading God: Does God allow us to experience more than we can bear?
In my next couple of posts, I’m going to share in simple terms what I’ve learned about the two major contributors to emotional illness – a dysfunctional family life during childhood and natural temperament. I hope that by spending a few minutes reading this you will be able to get a better understanding of how … Continue reading Mental Illness: The Bruising Effect of the Dysfunctional Childhood
I’ve decided it’s time that I came clean. According to my psychiatrist, I'm not well. And I tend to agree with him. We believe that for most of my life I have lived with a chronic and severe mental illness known as Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), an illness for which it has taken me more … Continue reading BPD: On Being Diagnosed