The Dysfunctional Relationship between Chronic Pain and Dark Emotions

I’m a 35-year survivor of chronic pain and all its twisted passions. As anyone who suffers from debilitating pain can tell you, it’s a grueling, infuriating and wearisome road, to be certain. I recall speaking to my Grandma Stroud (RIP) about it when I was about 10 years into my journey of suffering. She had … Continue reading The Dysfunctional Relationship between Chronic Pain and Dark Emotions

Depression, our Familiar Beast

Honestly, it’s scary how prevalent depression is these days. And don’t kid yourself: like divorce, it’s probably just as commonplace in the church as out. I say “probably” because we don’t have the official numbers, since, to some, confessing depression is like admitting weakness. Based on my personal experience, though, having lived with depression for … Continue reading Depression, our Familiar Beast