With authentic and practical wisdom, Light in the Darkness unpacks how depression in the believer can be an instrument of transformation, not a source of shame and self-condemnation.
Author: Gary H. Lovejoy
Many Christians struggle with the dark shadows depression can cast over our lives. Too often, our depression is compounded by a sense of personal shame or guilt. Light in the Darkness shows us how, rather than a sickness or a sin, depression is actually a signal, warning us of emotional damage that needs repair. Here, readers will find a blueprint for restoring emotional health and rekindling the hope of faith that is both biblically and psychologically sound.
Light in the Darkness: Finding Hope in the Shadow of Depression (Indianapolis: Wesleyan Publishing House, ). is book is similar to mine in many ways. It addresses the biomedical, psychosocial, and Christian spiritual aspects of ...
Author: Andrew Adam White
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Do you feel down, depressed, or hopeless? Have you lost interest or pleasure in doing things? Do you know someone who might be depressed and want to help? Are you a Christian healer—health care provider, counselor, or clergy - and want to expand your knowledge base on depression? If you answer yes to any of these questions, this book may be of help to you. As a Christian family physician and educator for forty-three years and with seminary training, I have found that treating the whole person with clinical depression is the most likely way to be healed from this dreadful illness. There are now many real helps for those with clinical depression from the medical (including psychiatric), counseling, and pastoral care professions, especially from the Bible itself. I have suffered from seven clinical depressions, and most of my siblings and children have experienced at least one clinical depression—so I know what the issues are that face those of us who are depressed. I have also included real life examples of Christians who have suffered from depression, including me, as well as helpful quotations from Scripture and special prayers for those who are depressed.
Finding Hope in the Midst of Depression Richard Winter. SOMETHING TO CELEBRATE Christians through the ages have, in the shadow of the suffering of the world and in the light of the hope of redemption, celebrated the great historical ...
Author: Richard Winter
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Psychiatrist and theologian Richard Winter explores the complex issues surrounding depression. He sorts through scientific research, dispels common misunderstandings and looks at how biblical characters experienced despair. Here is help for all those who find themselves, loved ones or those they counsel vulnerable to depression.
In Jungian psychology, the shadow refers to the darker part of our personalities. Everyone has a shadow side ... Did you find hope during a depression? ... SET YOUR INTENTION DECEMBER 22 Igniting the Light Illuminating the darkness is a.
Author: Judith Orloff
Publisher: Sounds True
Dr. Judith Orloff offers 365 days of self-care meditations, reflections, and journaling suggestions as daily inoculations against stress and overwhelm Empaths have so much to offer as healers, creatives, friends, lovers, and innovators at work. Yet highly sensitive and empathic people often give too much at the expense of their own well-being—and end up absorbing the stress of others. “To stay healthy and happy,” writes Judith Orloff, MD, “you must be ready with daily self-care practices that work.” With Thriving as an Empath, Dr. Orloff provides an invaluable resource to help you protect yourself from the stresses of an overwhelming world and embrace the “gift of being different." If you want daily tools to put into action, this book is for you. Building on the principles Dr. Orloff introduced in The Empath's Survival Guide, this book brings you daily self-care practices and support for becoming a compassionate, empowered empath, including: • Setting strong boundaries • Protecting your energy • Inoculating yourself against stress and overwhelm • Self-soothing techniques • Knowing that it is not your job to take on the world’s stress • Breaking the momentum of sensory overload • Tapping the vitality of all four seasons and the elements • Deepening your connection with the cycles of nature • Moving out of clock-based time into “sacred time” Thriving as an Empath was created to help you grow and flourish without internalizing the emotions and pain of others. “These self-care techniques have been life-saving for me and my patients,” writes Dr. Orloff. “I feel so strongly about regular self-care because I want you to enjoy the extraordinary gifts of sensitivity—including an open heart, intuition, and an intimate connection with the natural world.”
Depression – God in the darkness Lord, we pray for your world and for all who find themselves in difficulty at this ... and relationships or feeling alone, that God's companionship would enable them to find hope and purpose in life.
Author: M.J. Kramer
Publisher: Canterbury Press
This collection of around 500 original collect-style prayers and biddings covering the life of the Church and the life of the world. Contemporary in focus and language, the prayers are written in a concise style that makes them ideal for public worship but will also appeal to those who wish to pray privately but struggle to find the words. Prayer topics include: * The Church Year and Festivals * The Global and Local Church * The Environment and Social Justice * Politics and the Leaders of the Nations * Life Stages * Spheres of Work, Arts and Education * Suffering and Tragedy Helpful guidance on leading public prayer and writing your own collects is also included.
Each of you has a story ahead of you that has no business containing faith, love, peace, hope, or joy. Force those things in and find them anyway because in the darkness of the valley of the shadow of death when you have found the good ...
Author: Jay Wilburn
The book contains twelve original short stories about zombies, survivors, and the world as we know it falling apart.
In our corpus there is a rich variety of specific metaphors depicting depression like darkness, gloom, shadows, etc. ... with depression or being cured from depression that follow the image scheme (“light”, “being filled with hope”).
Author: Pamela Perniss
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
The Iconicity in Language and Literature series has long been dedicated to the recognition and understanding of the pervasiveness of iconicity in language in its many forms and functions. The present volume, divided into four sections, brings together and unifies different perspectives on iconicity. Chapters in the first section (Iconicity in language) provide linguistic analyses of systems of iconic forms in different languages, across both space (areally) and time (diachronically). The second section (Iconicity in literature) is concerned with stylistic analyses of iconicity in literature, in both poetry and prose and across a range of devices and genres. The third section (Iconicity in visual media) highlights the use and effects of iconicity in pictorial, photographic and cinematic media. The final section (Iconicity in semiotic analysis) offers a theoretical perspective, targeting an operationalisation of iconicity with respect to the relationship between types and subtypes of Peircean signs.
Britten has succeeded in having himself classified as a conscientious objector. ... His personal demons, too, as he well knows, are merely in abeyance: his fragile health, the shadow of depression, the inescapable horrors of adulthood.
Author: Susanne Bach
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Category: Literary Criticism
Light and darkness shape our perception of the world. This is true in a literal sense, but also metaphorically: in theology, philosophy, literature and the arts the light of day signifies life, safety, knowledge and all that is good, while the darkness of the night suggests death, danger, ignorance and evil. A closer inspection, however, reveals that things are not quite so clear cut and that light and darkness cannot be understood as simple binary opposites. On a biological level, for example, daylight and darkness are inseparable factors in the calibration of our circadian rhythms, and a lack of periodical darkness appears to be as contrary to health as a lack of exposure to sunlight. On a cultural level, too, night and darkness are far from being universally condemnable: in fiction, drama and poetry the darkness of the night allows not only nightmares but also dreams, it allows criminals to ply their trade and allows lovers to meet, it allows the pursuit of pleasure as well as deep thought, it allows metamorphoses, transformations and transgressions unthinkable in the light of day. But night is not merely darkness. The night gains significance as an alternative space, as an ‘other of the day’, only when it is at least partially illuminated. The volume examines the interconnection of night, darkness and nocturnal illumination across a broad range of literary texts. The individual essays examine historically specific light conditions in literature, tracing the symbolic and metaphoric content of darkness and illumination and the attitudes towards them.
I was only able to see the truth because of the difficulties I faced, such as losing the ground under my feet, hitting rock bottom, having no hope at all and being helpless. After trying everything and looking for a way out in so many ...
Author: Eunice Higuchi
Eunice Higuchi, a successful doctor, was a married mother of four beautiful children when she became depressed and saw her world collapse. A series of events struck her family and ended up ruining her emotional health. Eunice found herself at rock bottom. In search of a way out, she spent a lot of money, and her depressive condition got worse when a tragic event happened — her psychiatrist committed suicide. What do you do when the only person who can help you loses the fight against your greatest enemy? She knew that her illness had no cure, but she also knew that couldn't remain in such a state. Eunice sought a way out in religion and ventured into the most different beliefs and religious rituals. However, it was in the most unlikely place that she accidentally found the answer she was looking for. Immerse yourself in the story of a woman whose life was destroyed by the "evil of the century" and who from ashes, managed to rise again. Get to know the lessons she learnt, her experiences, and the steps Eunice Higuchi took in her fight to overcome depression.
After that disappearance, Demeter lost hope and was inconsolable, resulting in the first winter. Pray to Demeter for guidance on how to ... Call upon Frey to rekindle your own light and teach you to find your own way in the darkness.
Author: Terence P Ward
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
A Pagan Guide to Coping with Depression Whether is it impacting you or a loved one, depression can be difficult to discuss or even acknowledge. Empty Cauldrons explores the isolating influence it can have and why many people resist professional help. With contributions from Pagan clergy, depression sufferers, and therapists, author Terence P Ward creates a picture of depression that draws upon both science and religion. He also shares his own experiences with this common affliction and the spiritual methods he has used for relief. Discover how to draw off miasma, appeal to the gods of the wind, purify yourself with sound, and host a traditional Hellenic ancestor feast. Learn about conduct-ing shadow work, tending a depression shrine, keeping a dream journal, and much more. Throughout the book, Ward compassionately presents dozens of simple strategies for developing a polytheistic relationship with depression, seeking comfort, and rekindling. Includes a foreword by by M. Macha Nightmare, priestess, witch, and cofounder of the reclaiming collective