My Mental Illness and My Marriage

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Marriage is hard. Two people with different backgrounds, different baggage, different habits, and different expectations deciding to pledge their life to each other is a recipe for disaster. It’s also a recipe for beauty and holiness. I can honestly say that there is nothing in my life—not motherhood, friendship or family—that has shaped my relationship with God more … [Read more...]

In Sickness & in Health :: Anxiety, Depression & Panic Attacks

In Sickness & in Health :: Anxiety, Depression & Panic Attacks

You stare into each other’s eyes, more excited than you’ve ever been, as you repeat your vows—“in sickness and in health, for better or for worse…”—never expecting the “sickness” or “worse.” A few months go by and you find your wife sitting in a corner, crying. She can’t tell you why, and you have no idea what to do or how to help. We’ve been there. Many times. … [Read more...]