Before we dive into this series we want to let our readers know that this series is not aimed at giving medical advice but rather sharing with our readers, the experiences of people who have faced depression or who have cared for and supported others as they have faced depression.
Here are a few quick notes from the hosts
“There is no one-size fits all when it comes to depression. There are many different causes for depression. Some are circumstantial, hormonal or chemical and as such should be handled differently. Even though the cause of depression might be the same (due to a similar circumstance for example) no two people are the same and should not be approached in that way.
But what is most important to know, is that depression is real and it is nothing to be ashamed of. Being depressed does not make anyone less than.
Being depressed doesn’t mean that you are a failure.
We want to let people know that others have been there and they are not alone in their struggles.”
“The stories you are about to read come from honest and brave writers. These women and men share their stories to encourage us to be strong in the Lord no matter what we are going through.
Every writer in this series sheds light on how their faith in God has helped them or their loved ones walk through their darkest moments.
It takes courage to be transparent and vulnerable before an audience. For that I want to personally applaud our writers for taking their stories and painting a picture of hope through their words.
No one should have to walk by themselves through any struggle in life. God created us to be in community and to hold one another up.
We are a community of bloggers who share a Me Too Attitude. No one is here to fix anyone. This series is a platform for writers and readers to express what they know about themselves and God.
Each of our writers shares a love story, a story where they have been rescued by a King.
Will you please join Tanya and Lisa on Wednesdays starting this week on Wednesday, 18 March 2015.
If you would like to write your story for us to post please email Lisa at – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us this Wednesday 18 March at godscharacter.wordpress.com where we hear the first story in this series.
Following are some stories from our writing friends who have participated in helping us announce this series. Their testimonies about God’s love in time of depression are very encouraging. You can read more about them from the following links.
I KNOW THE PLANS I HAVE FOR YOU DECLARES THE LORD
THE LORD IS CLOSE TO THE BROKENHEARTED
STUGGLING MOM LIFT UP YOUR EYES
SHAME IS LITERALLY KILLING PEOPLE
THANK YOU LADIES FOR HELPING US GET THE WORD OUT THERE ABOUT OUR SERIES AND THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR TESTIMONIES!