Dealing With Depression In Marriage  

With an estimated 17 million Americans suffering from a depressive illness, it is safe to say that mental illness is one of the most painful and persistent trials that a family will face. The American Medical Association considers it the most incapacitating of chronic conditions in relation to social functioning. More than one in ten people will suffer a serious depression at some point in their life; however nearly two-thirds do not get the help they need. Such an illness impacts the hom...
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How Do You Cope with Depression?

By Jennifer H When sadness comes it settles around me like a cold blanket. It infects everything that I do. Jokes that would normally be funny are met by a stony face and forced ‘Ha.’  News that should be exciting is just a daily agenda item. Music that would usually exhilarate is merely background noise. “What’s wrong?” people may ask. It’s a perplexing question to answer. I’ve gotten to the point that I know my depression isn’t necessarily a reflection of the quality of my life. Nor i...
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Can Christ’s Love Really Save Me?

By Ekadasi N. “Oh God, why me?” How often do you either ask this question or hear others asking it? I do not usually find myself asking it, but I hear others around me on a fairly regular basis, usually after some setback or hardship. I must admit, however, that I asked it recently. I looked up into the sky with gratitude filling my heart from how blessed my life had become and asked my Heavenly Father, “Oh Lord, why me?” No sooner had the words left my lips than I heard a still small voice, ...
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