Marja Bergen

author, mental health advocate, follower of Christ

Tag: speaking out

I could not keep quiet

ABUSED He was oppressed and afflicted,     yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter,     and as a sheep before its shearers is silent,     so he did not open his mouth.  Isaiah 53:7 Upon awakening yesterday, I remembered how it had felt to retire from nine years of dedicated service […]


Do you have the courage?

  “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of the bones of the dead and everything unclean. In the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside […]


Using our own voice – A life worth living, Part 19

How could we, as victims of disability or crime, be a catalyst for change? Is it hopeless for us to do anything? Or must we give up, using radical acceptance to help us deal with the anger and frustration? Looking back at Britain’s Slave Trade when things must have seemed hopeless from the slaves’ point […]


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