Category: personal

  • A Reformed conversation on nouthetic and biblical counseling

    I just had a very fruitful exchange with a dear brother, Philip, who is Reformed like me, and who suffers from serious mental illness like me, on the topic of my recent blog post on Jay Adam’s nouthetic counseling. If you’d like to read the blog post to see what precisely he responded to you […]

  • Mental Illness: A Blessing in Disguise?

    I know that most readers may be taken aback by the title of this post. Some will be confused as to how mental illness could be a blessing. Can something which disturbs your life on a fundamental level, which causes so much pain, heartache, grief and even despair, be on any level good? I say […]

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    I have no energyMy strength is goneI struggle to concentrateI’m totally withdrawn I slept for sixty hoursIn four consecutive daysMy thoughts are disconnectedReality is a haze I feel like a prisonerI’m in a stuporSlowly I get out of bedI’m unsteady and I stagger I’m lethargicUtterly fatigued and spentWhat shall I doI feel such torment I’m […]