Marja Bergen

author, mental health activist, follower of Christ

Tag: unconditional love

Receiving love

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  165  (June 5, 2008) Further gleanings from Don Miller’s Blue Like Jazz: Miller says, “…I have come to understand that strength, inner strength, comes from receiving love as much as it comes from giving it. I think apart from the idea that I am a sinner and God forgives me, this is […]

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Supportive allies

LIVING ROOM  MEMORIES  140  (March 8, 2008) Did I ever have a flu! One like I haven’t had in years! I was too sick to sit at the computer, but had plenty of time to think. One thought I had repeatedly was, “At least I’m not depressed.” Very few things are as bad as depression. […]

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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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“I’ll love you anyway”

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  108  (October 29, 2007) Yesterday our pastor ended his sermon by talking about a beautiful Hebrew word for which there is no single English word. “Hesed” can be variously translated as “loving kindness”, “steadfast love”, “loyal devotion”, “mercy.” Hesed is descriptive of God’s relationship with his people as well as relationships among […]

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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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Amazing grace

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  31  (December 5, 2006) Over the last couple of days I’ve been trying to decide on what I most wanted to write about next: shortbread (I’ve got the best recipe) or grace. But since there seemed to be so much interest in my last post, I felt I really needed to carry […]

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Church support at its best

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  26  (November 8, 2006) I hope that my last post didn’t make people think that Christians in general are judgmental and unloving. Followers of Christ can be the most beautiful, the most loving of all. I’ve often told the story about a church friend of mine who came to me one day […]

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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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