Marriage Preparation – Dealing with a Mental Illness

  By Abby Viveiros and Dr. Thomas B. Holman Helpful Information: If you suffer from mental illness, be assured that you are not alone. About one in four Americans suffers from mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia each year. That’s a quarter of our population! To put that into perspective, more Americans have mental illness than blue eyes (one in six Americans has blue eyes). Mental illness hits people of all sizes, shapes, backgrounds, and r...
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Step 4: Truth – Austin’s Story about Addiction Recovery

“I learned about group meetings…. It’s very hard to describe, the empathy, the love, the honesty, the humility … They emphasize not just your weaknesses, but also your strengths, and that was hard because I didn’t want to see the good … The fourth step helped me see the good that was always there … there was a lot of good … it was just hidden and buried under years of substances and years of guilt … I learned that I needed my God, I learned that I needed my brothers and sisters … and every t...
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Marriage Preparation – Dealing with Roadblock of Feeling Inadequate

Can I Marry Even Though…? Dealing with Roadblock of Feeling Inadequate   By Abby Viveiros and Dr. Thomas B. Holman Cryshel reveals the impact depression can have on how we feel about ourselves and our chances for success in marriage: “I grew up in a quiet town, where most of my friends weren’t even sure if depression was real, but I always knew the truth. My mom has been on depression medication my whole life. Depression is a painful disorder, and its feelings can alienate a...
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Lifting Kathy

Seven years of lifting Kathy from her wheelchair to her bed.  Every night the men of her neighborhood did this, with no end in sight.  It seemed like such a burden, but ... as time went on and their love for Kathy grew, they saw that their service to her healed their own souls. This video shows us Kathy, and the men who helped her.  It's humorous and it's heartwarming: Lifting Kathy
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