Christmas isn’t a happy time for everyone. There are those who suffer through depression, grief and despair during the Christmas season. I did. But what a difference a year made in my perspective.
The holidays are a very joyful time for some, but lack all joy for others. Read this guest post by Jennifer White, to see how she fought through depression & found her joy. She offers a key to what may help you restore your joy this holiday season.
Have you thought about what you will give yourself this holiday season? Generosity is a good thing. I love giving gifts to others during the holidays as well as randomly throughout the year. I take joy in making others feel loved, appreciated, and special! But I’m not as good about giving gifts of love or appreciation to myself. Read on for suggestions of what you can give yourself this holiday season.
Today’s guest post is from my friend, Bob Bennett who writes regular posts about Victory over Depression. Today he speaks about the pain of holiday depression.
A major contributor to blues around the holidays are unfulfilled expectations. They are too plentiful to count: our expectations of others, others’ expectations of us, our expectations of God, and even our expectations of ourselves. Most expectations are unspoken, which is akin to playing a game but no-one knowing the rules. Read on to see how to release yourself and others from the tyranny of expectations.
In a world of high expectations, God is a God of second chances. He is looking at the attitude of the heart and rewards those who seek Him.