Marja Bergen

author, mental health activist, follower of Christ

Tag: love (page 1 of 4)

Intimacy with God

  The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, He will rejoice over you with singing. Zephaniah 3:17   A long time ago, as I was reading Traveling Light by Max Lucado, I noted how he said […]

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Are you aware?

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  253  (October 1, 2009) There’s something else I learned from the suicide loss group that I want to share. In fact, I feel like broadcasting it everywhere. I don’t think any of us realize just how much we’re loved. And especially not when we’re depressed and our perspective is off. Even when […]

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The child in me (2019)

I’ve been a child. Still am one. Eager to create. Eager to learn. Eager to give. Eager to love and be loved. In a situation where a person you look up to shows love as you would have liked to be loved as a child, the child in you might very well appear. The adult […]

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Emotionally damaged (2019)

My life has changed in many ways. Disorganized and all the problems that brings. Frequent and sudden depressions accompanied by a wish to die. Haunted by bad memories. Often confused. Praying for more peace. I sometimes wonder. Is this old age, mental illness, or both? But I can see it’s more than these. It’s emotional […]

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Comment on transforming love (2019)

I believe transformation takes place throughout our lives, not only through love, but also through suffering. But when we suffer we must not let go of God. We must keep him close. When we do that he will make us stronger and better able to serve him. I’d much rather have love transforming me than […]

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Love’s power to transform

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  233  (April 17, 2009) If you’d known me forty years ago when I first got sick; then twenty years later when I decided to rely on God’s help for survival of depression and psychosis; then five or six years ago when I received the support and inspiration of people in the church […]

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Where has the love gone? (2019)

I ended the last post saying: “It’s just that people too often forget to act out the meat of Christ’s message: To love our neighbour and to love God. It’s all about love, isn’t it? Let us not forget to love each other.” The above came from the depth of my heart. This message from […]

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Agape love at living room

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  224  (February 28, 2009) We had a Living Room meeting yesterday and it left me with the wonderful deep joy I so often feel afterwards. I will copy here part of an email I sent to my pastor about it: “Tonight I’m getting to the end of the book my friend lent […]

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Comment on love’s comfort (2019)

Looking at the post below, I can clearly see how very much I came to miss that kind of love when it was later withdrawn. I can see how very cruel it was. It was no wonder I was badly affected emotionally. What turned that amazing love I received – the love in which I […]

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Love’s comfort

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  205  (November 15, 2008) “The Lord your God is with you,…he will quiet you with his love.” Zephaniah 3:17 Knowing that God loves us and that others love us is so important, and when we’re depressed it becomes even more important. Love comforts us and heals us. I can so identify with […]

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