What a husband or wife does or says in relation to a depressed spouse can either exacerbate the symptoms or help relieve them.
The ministry of letter writing pours out God’s love into a lonely, hurting world, life-giving and nourishing to both the receiver and writer.
Being a mother of a chronically ill child means I am seeing a side of life that I barely knew existed. I see other mommas, in the waiting rooms, at the hospital, on the streets. And I see them with their obviously medically fragile children. I really, really see them, and try to smile when I meet their eyes.
I’m nearly 60. I’ve struggled with depression and anxiety all my life. I see how the church needs to be loving the depressed.