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Dont have to respond,I think it another "get it out thread"
Okay, so I go through episodes of blah. I tend to pull away from people I need and usually Jesus. YES I KNOW!!! I am NOT doing this right! HOW do I make myself lean the right direction during hard times in my life?? My mom will have been gone for one yr as of this Saturday, and I have broken down all week everyday. Not for long, but I can tell it is wearing me down. I am going backwards again. It feels like as soon as I start heading toward the Lord, the harder it is to stay on the right path. Not because it isnt what I feel I should do, or that I dont love him or that my heart isnt just yearing. I cant explain it well. I know depression runs in my family and most of the time I am okay. I have felt overwhelmed and stressed for a while now,but I have been leaning as much as possible towards the Lord. Well, the last two days I cant seem to "find the time to read my bible", or just concentrate on what he wants from me. I feel like my flesh always wins this part of me! I tend to try and hide from him and all I love. Ugh, just dont know how to make this change!
You say that you depression is in your family. Well, I have a friend, actually a BFF IRL, who I ALWAYS do bible studies with. Anyway, while I don't suffer from depression & not saying you do but you may, she does & she has gone on & on about a book/study... Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyer. Anyway, it may be something you might want to check out if you can. She raves about it & even says that if don't suffer from depression this is a "must read." Just a thought. I'll say a prayer for you...
Amanda, thanks for the information. I know I suffer from depression more than I care to admit. Its not something I tell everyone i meet ya know? But, hey,its not like i asked for it either,lol. ANyway, Hugs to you all and Bless You for thinking about me.
Praying for you. (((HUGS)))
Here is just another thought for you. There are many natural, herbal supplements that acts as mood stabilizers or elevators. These might be worth a try when you feel yourself going down.
Saint John's Wart is a good one (Although it has an awful name ). Another is Gensing I use this sometimes. It helps with energy and just makes me feel better.
In the winter months, depression can hit a lot of people who normally don't have any trouble with it. One contributing factor is the lack of getting out in the sunshine. The sun on our skin activates the melanin in our skin which in turns produces serotonin. The melanin and serotonin helps to give us the sense of well being of "yeah, everything is going to be OK, I can handle it." Even 15 minutes a day can make a big difference.