This week, I hung out with the writer and editor of Anxious Faith, Maddy Scholefield. Anxious Faith is a production of Our Daily Bread Ministries, a ministry that helps millions of people connect with God each day, and was born out of the need to address the growing mental health crisis in Australia. Maddy and I talk about her experiences with depression, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, and life in the church. I chose to name this episode "Dear God, I want to Live" because Maddy’s story is all about her actively and consistently choosing to live into the big and beautiful life that God has given her despite the suffering, pain, and thoughts that made her think that maybe life wasn’t worth living. Listen to our conversation to find encouragement when you're at your lowest, hear firsthand experiences of those who suffer from mental health challenges, and gain reassurance that choosing life is always the right choice.
Favorite Question of the Week: What do you understand about God now that you didn't understand before the onset of your mental health challenges?
Intro Topic: Boundaries and how best to move forward in relationships regarding mental health challenges and, specifically, self-harm.
Content Warning/Trigger Warning: Suicide, depression, anxiety, and self-harming.
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Anxious Faith’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/anxious_faith/
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Anxious Faith’s Website: https://www.anxiousfaith.org/
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