Marja Bergen

author, mental health advocate, follower of Christ

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An act of trust

Adapted from September 2014   I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety. Psalm 4:8   Do you ever feel like this cat while you’re trying to fall asleep? It’s pretty hard to be a cat, trying to get a nap out of doors. Constantly […]


BPD – like a child – not hiding the truth

What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs. Luke 12:3  I’ve been called a child, because I say everything that comes to mind. Transparent, not hiding anything. I suppose that’s what has […]


Treated like a nuisance – excerpt

Excerpt from my book, A Battle Against Stigma Soon after retiring from my group, things went bad. A big part of the hurting seemed to come from more than a single person. Attitudes towards me developed in tandem. I had at one time received loving support from them and helped them in various ways. What […]


A child’s heart and need – Excerpt

Excerpt from A Battle Against Stigma   After I started following God I came to see that what I had needed most was not the peace or the strength God offered. Mostly I longed for love. Through God I did find that love—a deep and steadfast love. He provided me with a warm sense of […]


Jesus up close

  At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned and revealed them to little children.” Matthew 11:25   (First published February 10, 2018) Have you ever tried to bring yourself back to the child you used to be […]


Returning to joy (2019)

  In Return to God, Return to Joy which I posted on February 10, 2019, I realized that I badly need to change direction in my blogging. I want to write about what’s in God’s heart, not my heart. I want forgiveness to be the theme, not conflict. I want to return to love and […]


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 […]


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 […]


Treated like a nuisance (2019)

I’m following up on the previous post where I talked about how it feels to be abandoned by friends. It helps a lot if we can think of Jesus and what he went through. It helps to identify with him and draw close in fellowship. But back to my experiences a few year ago: Painful, […]


The parents I never had (2019)

In the previous post I wrote: And in a strange way I come to love the seemingly unlovable even more than those who might seem more easy to love. Does that make sense? I thank God for giving me that love to love with.”  So many thoughts and feelings, confided with the innocence of a […]

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