Marja Bergen

author, mental health activist, follower of Christ

Tag: peer support

Living room support shut down

    Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7   Dear friends, Today I want to share with you my […]

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Rebuilding

  They said to me, “Those who survived the exile and are back in the province are in great trouble and disgrace. The wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its gates have been burned with fire.” Nehemiah 1:3   What happens when you’ve been away for a while and return only to find that […]

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Appeal for Christian peer support

  In 2006 I founded the Living Room group support ministry. As time went on, and especially after being featured on the TV show 100 Huntley Street, enthusiasm grew. The number of groups increased steadily. After four and a half years the ministry had grown to thirteen groups and there were reports that more were […]

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What’s happening to Our New Song?

  I’ve been having a good hard look at my hopes for this ministry – hearing from friends, hearing from God.  And I realize that I should not – with my health condition – even try to organize such a big effort. I remember the troubles I ran into in 2014 when poor health affected […]

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Our new song – building a vision

  He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Psalm 40:3   I would like to thank those who responded to the email I sent a week ago about a vision to introduce a more comprehensive peer support ministry. This ministry could – amongst other things – offer […]

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Our new song – a vision

  He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Psalm 40:2-3   Since 2006 when I founded Living Room […]

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No new Living Room groups to be built (2019)

On June 14, 2010 I wrote the following: “I do love to care for people and to make Living Room things happen. Living Room is exciting. So many people coming to believe in it and wanting to start their own group. While I was away I read a book that drew my attention to Isaiah […]

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Living room keeps us well

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  111  (November 10, 2007) Yesterday was another Living Room meeting. And it is truly amazing how I come away from those meetings feeling a wonderful, quiet joy – a rejuvenation. When I started facilitating Living Room I had never expected these deep feelings of peace – this holy joy – would be […]

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