Through the years of coping with depression, God has not eradicated it, but has powerfully sustained me through His Word and other Christians.
Posts by Terry Powell
Dr. Terry Powell
Author and Professor
Terry is Faculty Emeritus at Columbia International University, and now Adjunct Professor in Church Ministries. Married 50 years, he has two sons, a daughter-in-law, and a grandson. Terry writes about faith and depression at Penetrating the Darkness. His latest book, Oh God, I’m Dying! How God Redeems Pain for Our Good and for His Glory tells of God's sustaining grace in the life of co-author, Dr. Mark Smith, who is an effective Christian university president despite suffering daily pain from a near-fatal accident.
What factors fight against our grace-motivated effort to tame our tongues and speak graciously in conversations? A devotional and a poem.
A long marriage doesn’t make or break one’s character; it merely exposes it. And failure or erosion of the relationship is not inevitable.
What a husband or wife does or says in relation to a depressed spouse can either exacerbate the symptoms or help relieve them.