Marja Bergen

author, mental health activist, follower of Christ

Tag: Harold Koenig

How should we live?

  “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. ‘All the Law and the Prophets […]

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Long-term antidote for depression

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  113  (November 15, 2007) In their book, New Light on Depression, David Biebel, C.Min. and Harold Koenig, M.D. wrote, “Love – unconditional love – is the ultimate long-term antidote for depression, for at its core love is connected with faith and hope.” I find this a powerful statement. I believe that when […]

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What’s good about depression?

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  95  (August 29, 2007) A friend sent me this quote from a book by Jonathan Zeuss, M.D.: “Depression is a quest for vision; its essence is transformation. Depression wells up and encompasses us for a time in a state of painful, dream-saturated formlessness, but its true purpose is to provide the opportunity […]

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Love, the food of life

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  60  (April 12, 2007) Psychiatrist Harold Koenig, in his book, New Light on Depression, wrote: “Love – unconditional love – is the ultimate long-term antidote for depression, for at its core love is connected with faith and hope.” I’ve liked that statement ever since I first read it. I have found out […]

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Unconditional love

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  57 (April 1, 2007) I’ve been feeling very subdued – spiritual – looking for something good, something creative to bring forth from the unbalanced times I’m going through. I want to learn from what I’m experiencing, something of value that I can share with others. This is all I feel up to […]

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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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