If I’m to be honest with God and myself, I need to admit that pride and it’s children arrogance and grandiosity have played no small part in the development of my mental illness. I see pride as an inordinate belief in my false self, the image I want to portray to others, rather than living … Continue reading BPD : Pride Comes Before Another Fall
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
I'm continuing my exploration of the factors that contribute to mental ill health, and BPD in particular, constantly referencing my own experience and trying as much as possible to gain insights which will help myself and others on our journey through life. I’m hoping that this deepened understanding will help to develop compassion in others … Continue reading Mental Illness: Is Society Making Us Sick? Part Two
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?
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