Marja Bergen

author, mental health activist, follower of Christ

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Real people – BPD

They are real people like you and me. Yet they suffer in ways few would be able to comprehend. Please try to imagine what it would be like to be this 26-year-old woman from Wichita, KS. She writes: “I was diagnosed with BPD about seven years ago. When I was told what it was, I […]

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BPD and the need for compassion

“Compassion.” We all know the word and we know that—among other things—it’s a description of what Jesus showed the outcasts—those the world had rejected. The Bible tells about his unconditional love, the love he has for each of us, no matter who we are, no matter how good or bad we are. We would like […]

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BPD – Loving the unlovable

As mentioned earlier, borderline personality (BPD) has greater stigma attached to it than any other mental illness. Those with the disorder are feared and avoided to such an extent that it’s been referred to as “the leprosy of mental illnesses”. We know too that in his day, Jesus did not avoid or fear the leper […]

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Let us love each other

December 2015 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 Have you ever given […]

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Overcoming injustice with love – A life worth living – Part 30

It’s obvious how Jesus had a big influence on Gandhi by the way he lived and the way he worked to overcome injustice. The radical changes Jesus brought into the world could only have been possible through his great love. In fact, generally speaking, probably the greater the love, the greater will be the justice […]

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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 […]

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Greek alley cats

Scrawny and mangy, and yet there’s love. The love of a mother for her young one.    

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Part 20 – Fighting injustice with love and humility

Most of the personalities we’ve featured in this series have been fighters for justice. It takes a fighter to change the status quo—to bring justice to an unjust world. But did God intend for us to fight with anger, as so many do? Speaking personally, I get terribly angry when I see things that are […]

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Part 7 – A voice calling – Mother Teresa

MOTHER TERESA (1910 – 1997) Mother Teresa was born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu in Skopje, Macedonia to a family of Albanian descent. When Agnes was eight years old, her father died suddenly. She subsequently became very close to her mother, a woman who had a deep commitment to charity. Although not well off, her mother often […]

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Will we remember?

  This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so […]

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