Marja Bergen

author, mental health activist, follower of Christ

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Where is the light?

  I firmly believe that Jesus shines his light on us through the people he brings into our lives. God needs us to be his representatives on earth. He made us to show each other who he is and what he’s like. He needs us to show his love, to support each other in lives […]

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With Jesus – Living with borderline

  To think of how I’ve ended up with BPD! It’s an illness that causes me to be thought badly of and avoided. I’ve lost friends and continue losing friends. Recent requests for health care ignored. The very thought of being saddled with this illness and wondering why it all happened to me fills me […]

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All I knew how to be – Living with borderline

  In going through my journals from years ago, I read about all the friends I had. Friends to talk with and do things with. All was good and happy. I helped many individuals with their depression – talking with them, walking, having coffee. Visiting others in hospital. Many were  introduced to me by members […]

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A plea to the church – living with bpd

  Where do you go when you have an illness that medical professionals and counselors don’t want to deal with – treated like an untouchable in a modern world? Have you ever thought what that would feel like? It’s happening all the time to people with BPD. In their book Beyond Borderline: True Stories of […]

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Take my life – living with borderline

  Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Romans 12:1   Strange: Only yesterday I emailed one of our worship leaders with a wish to sing a favourite hymn. It was […]

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What happened? Living with borderline

  I just finished reading through one of my journals from 2006 and was amazed at what I found. Encouragement and support as I started my Living Room ministry. Accolades. I had many friends. Such joy! I suffered from a lot of depression in the midst of the Living Room work, as well as the […]

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Becoming a child again – a fresh look

  “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:3   I have had to take a different look  – a more complete one I believe – of what it means to be the child Jesus asks us to be. What is […]

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Becoming a child again

“Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:3 I enjoy little children, the young ones that don’t care how they look to others. They’re real, just the way God made them to be. They live and love with everything they have […]

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The day my life changed – beaten to the ground

  For many years I served in a caring ministry, sharing God’s love with those who needed him badly. I loved the work and gave it my all. Many benefited. But throughout those years I longed to be part of a small group – a place where I would not lead, but simply be a […]

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Stigma my biggest struggle

Dear Marja, I cried reading your article entitled “Feeling Hated?” dated June 7th because I can truly relate. Sometimes what keeps me going are your articles. My struggles are no longer so much about my illness as I have learned how to handle that now especially with the medicines and some self help stuff I […]

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