I’m a “just yank the Band-Aid off” type of a person so I’m just going to start my entire blogging/writing journey by saying this: I am a 39-year-old Christian woman who suffers from depression. Not like “Man, I’m so depressed and the only thing that will cure it is chocolate.” More like I’m sitting on the couch for hours on end crying and staring and I’m desperately tired and I have no way of moving forward.
A few years ago I was diagnosed with clinical depression; meaning something is physically wrong with my body. I say this here and now because I think often in the church depression isn’t talked about openly and therefore most people don’t understand it. I personally didn’t understand it until I saw a godly family member suffer in the saddest of ways from depression. I had always thought that all forms of depression could be cured by being a “better Christian.” I was wrong.
This blog is my way of getting the word out there. I am a woman who loves Jesus dearly and is clinically depressed. There’s nothing wrong with that. It is what it is. Hopefully others suffering similarly can feel some relief knowing they are not alone.
If you are also a Christian woman suffering from depression I hope you’ll take this journey with me.