Although it seems counterintuitive, a battle with depression can help us grow closer to God. We know depression exists, and maybe we have struggled with depression ourselves, but we don’t really talk about depression enough in the Church. We might wonder, where is God when I’m battling depression? What does God say about overcoming depression? Is it OK to take medication during times of depression?
Today’s guest Amber Cullum shares about her lifelong battle with depression as a Christian woman. We will discuss the stigma surrounding depression, what it is like to live with depression long-term, and how to keep ourselves mentally strong (including a conversation about antidepressants).
Today’s episode is especially raw and real (I even share about my struggle with depression too) yet it is filled with hope on overcoming depression and growing closer to God through mental health challenges.
P.S. If you’re struggling with depression and need prayer, please direct message me on Instagram (@vibrantchristianliving) so I can pray for you.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
[3:04] About Amber Cullum[5:03] Amber’s battle with depression[9:36] Emotional factors and depression[11:10] Physical factors and depression[14:20] Spirituality and depression[19:16] How a battle with depression can help you grow closer to God[23:31] Habits to support mental health[28:00] Catching and fighting negative thoughts[35:52] The stigma surrounding antidepressants[41:08] How to battle depression with a combination of mindset and medication[45:44] Debunking religious and cultural views on depression[48:25] How to move forward if you are in a battle with depression
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NEXT STEP RESOURCES:
This episode mentions the Christian Mindset Makeover™ Course, and I highly recommend this as a next step.
The Christian Mindset Makeover™ is a 9-week course for Christian women to overcome negative thoughts using proven scientific and biblical mindset tools for more joy, clarity and confidence.
If you are tired of being stuck in perfectionism, not feeling “enough,” shame, overfunctioning, and/or fear/worry (and you’re ready for real change), then this is the course you need!
Go HERE to register for the Christian Mindset Makeover™ Course.