The Spiritual Consequences of Suicide

Introduction In the not-so-distant past, my wife abruptly decided to divorce me after 14 years’ of marriage. I was devastated, and soon afterward began experiencing extremely painful suicidal episodes. As a young child, I was brought up as a Christian with the understanding that I had only one life to …

Reconnecting with God via the School of Life

In today’s society, we commonly mistake depression and anxiety as mental disorders. In doing so, we prevent ourselves from correctly addressing these issues. Unlike mental diseases such as autism and amnesia, the disorders that cause emotional suffering such as depression are not mental in nature, they are spiritual. As a …

The Healing Crisis

When Life Falls Apart Sometimes we encounter a moment in life where everything seems to fall apart. A marriage ends. A job no longer brings interest, or a career loses its meaning. Life in general no longer makes sense. This crisis is often accompanied by radical changes that seem to …

Understanding Suicide

Introduction At a key turning point in my life, I made a decision to quit my job so that I could focus on a new career that I was very excited about pursuing. Although the move was a bit risky, I had a fair amount of money in the bank …

Depression: Rethinking the Cause and the Cure

Introduction: the scope of the problem According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), “Major Depressive Disorder” affects 16.1 million American adults in any given year, and the National Institute of Mental Health notes that an additional 3.3 million American adults suffer from “Persistent Depressive Disorder”. Although other …