Depression, Suicide and being a Christian & more

August 21, 2014

I ran across a couple of blog posts recently that I thought were worth of sharing.

The first is by our own Chad Booher. He’s a leader at the Linton Hall Campus and blogs about his journey from atheism to fully devoted follower of Christ. His recent post talks about friendship, and what it means to be a friend and follower of Jesus Christ.

There’s a great list on eHow containing 10 characteristics of friendship.  It lists them as: Trust, Honesty, Love, Support, Respect, Encouragement, Consistency, Kindness, Nonjudgment, and Togetherness.

I think the list is pretty darn good.  Do you have any friends that you feel have all of these qualities and yet you’ve never physically met them?  I have one that does.  His name is Jesus Christ of Nazareth.

The Original Friend Request

The other blog post was published following Robin William’s suicide and thought it might be useful/encouraging for those who struggle with depression and/or help everyone else understand a little better what it’s like to battle depression.

But there’s another kind of evil lurking around the halls of the depressed, and it’s the belief that those who are stricken with depression (or any mental illness) are suffering because of their lack of faith in Jesus. “If only you’d pray for more joy,” people say. “If only you’d ask God to take the pain.” Or, “Is there unresolved sin in your life?” Or how about this one, “If you’d just meditate more on God’s Word…”

Thoughts on Depression, Suicide and being a Christian

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