Marja Bergen

author, mental health activist, follower of Christ

Tag: depression (page 1 of 2)

Awakening: living with borderline

  Oh Lord! I need to write some happy things. Is there no happiness at all in BPD? I have forgotten. Don’t even know anymore. But there must be. I remember my times with bouquets – exploring the groupings of flowers with my camera. I remember not being able to stop, taking picture after picture. […]

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Worthy of wonder

I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. Psalm 40:1   You are good, Lord, healing while we hang tight. We wait, knowing your presence, though not feeling. You are big, in everything that’s good, in all that’s worthy of wonder. How could you possibly fail us? The sky […]

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The best medicine of all

  I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth. And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God; I myself will see him with my own eyes—I, and not another. How my heart yearns within me! Job 19:25-27   I […]

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12. Healthy relationship with our supporters

Caring for our caregivers Lord, I know that, despite the illness I struggle with, I’m a caring person, like so many of us. We help others whenever we can and many of us have made contributions to our communities. Even then we run into problems with depression and other kinds of emotional distress. It becomes […]

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Bring the sun out

For none of us lives for ourselves alone, and none of us dies for ourselves alone. Romans 14:7  Have you ever felt there was no point to anything? Maybe you felt bored? Miserable? No longer fully alive? You might be thinking, “Is this all there is?” Maybe some of you are feeling this way today. […]

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Moving on

  Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13-14 These verses, part […]

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Our need for each other

Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love makes up for many of your faults. Cheerfully share your home with those who need a meal or a place to stay for the night. God has given each of you some special abilities; be sure to use them to help […]

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He will quiet us

In the past, this Scripture has been very important to me. Repeatedly reading it saw me through a very dark time. The Lord your God is in your midst,     a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness;     he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with […]

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Amazing!

It’s so totally amazing how an absolutely dreadful day of suffering on the sofa – a 4 out of 10 Christmas Eve – can be followed by an absolutely wonderful 8 out of 10 Christmas Day! This is not to be taken for granted. Must thank God for it and – in doing so – […]

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Oh to be an island!

One of the worst things about depression is to see how your partner is affected. It’s the way it gets him down as well. You end up feeling guilty. So now you have depression and guilt. It’s a double whammy. It would be nice to just be able to pull inward, letting no one bother […]

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