Marja Bergen

author, mental health activist, follower of Christ

Tag: giving

Unconditional love

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES 16  (October 12, 2006) Harold G. Koenig, M.D., in New Light on Depression, the book he co-wrote with David B. Biebel, states that “Love – unconditional love – is the ultimate long-term antidote for depression, for at its core love is connected with faith and hope.” It’s too bad that so many […]

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Meaningless! meaningless!

  “Meaningless! Meaningless!” says the Teacher. “Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless.” “ I have seen all the things that are done under the sun; all of them are meaningless, a chasing after the wind.” Ecclesiastes 1:2 and 14   What on earth could Solomon, the writer of Ecclesiastes, have meant when he said this? Were you […]

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Bursting heart

  But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. 1 Peter 4:13   I’ve been writing much here about how stigma has been affecting me. My story. My pain. But I realize everyone has a story. Everyone has experienced some form […]

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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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A life worth living

                                                                 I only find life worth living if it is for the good of others as well as myself. Helping others is of ultimate importance to me. Living for the good of others has helped, and is helping, me survive a difficult life. I could not live without being there for those with problems like […]

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