Marja Bergen

author, mental health activist, follower of Christ

Tag: misunderstanding

Blamed

  Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Colossians 3:12   When I most needed love, I was treated with frustration. Anger. “Why don’t you pull yourself together?” he seemed to say. Like many, he thought that illnesses of the mind could be controlled. […]

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I’m seething!

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  112  (November 12, 2007) I’ve been happy lately about how I’m able to control my anger, especially towards those who don’t understand mental illness. I wrote recently about how we have to be patient with and learn to be “understanding of those who don’t understand”. But sometimes my patience wears thin and […]

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The good, the bad, and the ugly

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  8  (September 16,2006) In September 2006 I had an article published online by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). The title was Church Support: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. It’s no longer online, but the following is what I wrote to my blogging pals. We all know how bad the […]

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Misunderstood

How frustrating to have things you need to explain and you can’t find the words. You’re just not able, mind not working clearly. The result? Misunderstanding. Too often, an undeserved bad reputation follows. You’re never forgiven. Always thought badly of.

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Forgive us Lord!

what if hurt was not intended? what if all was a mistake – a part of being human? how to mend? how to set things right? come before the Healer. “Forgive us Lord!”

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Misunderstood

How frustrating to have things you need to explain and you can’t find the words. You’re just not able, mind not working clearly. The result? Misunderstanding. Too often, an undeserved bad reputation follows. You’re never forgiven. Always thought badly of.

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