Discussing Depression, Faith & Joy
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God, Why Am I Still Depressed? Part 1
In this two-part podcast, Barb Roose dives into Melissa Maimone's personal story, including some difficult aspects to her story. At one point, a serious event forced Melissa to find new tools to help her cope with her depression. She shares some of those tools with us as she talks about the common questions Christians with depression ask: Is my lack of faith keeping me from being healed? CHECK AVAILABILITY
God, Why Am I Still Depressed? Part 2
In this episode, Melissa and Barb tackle depression, God and faith. For years, Melissa felt like she’d disappointed God, which totally wasn’t true! She speaks to us in a powerful way about a compassionate God who loves us as we are and gives us the strength that we need. Melissa discovered that depression doesn’t mean that she’s sentenced to a life of unhappiness. Melissa is one of the most radiant people you'll meet! CHECK AVAILABILITY
“I had no idea that my life would look this.”
Melissa Maimone is a Christian speaker and author. When you meet her, the first thing you’ll notice is her bright smile and warmth. Yet, Melissa has struggled with major depression for most of her life.
Depression is extremely common in women, yet we’re still struggling to find the courage to talk about it. Can you relate? Melissa addresses that question with grace and a profound observation that may completely shift your perspective completely.
Depression is a medical condition that can make us feel alone, fearful and hopeless. At its worst, depression can make us feel that we’re too broken or damaged to be loved. Even by God.
God loves you just the way that you are. There is nothing that you can do to change His opinion about you.
Christians are uncomfortable with depression. By refusing the recognize depression as a medical issue, Christians often downplay, even dismisses its devastating impact on families, our careers and our health. Too often, Christians feel ashamed about being depressed or they’re shamed by others who tell them to pray harder or think more positively. CHECK AVAILABILITY
Have you struggled with depression or anxiety? What advice would you give a woman who feels ashamed about being depressed or a woman who refuses to get treatment for her depression?