Souls Are Made of Endurance: Surviving Mental Illness in the Family

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Westminster John Knox Press, 1 janv. 1994 - 111 pages
Stewart Govig here gives a personal account of his family's struggle with their son's mental illness. After his son was diagnosed with schizophrenia, the family faced not only the difficulty of finding medical care and therapy but also the personal anguish and the questioning of faith and of God that often accompany such a crisis. During his struggle for faith, Govig found the strength to bear the burdens from his two foundations: the Bible and personal experience.

This book, deep in human experience, is a powerful statement of hope and faith that every pastor, counselor, and family dealing with mental illness needs to read. Through this book Stewart Govig provides a written support group for the families and friends of those facing mental illness.

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Table des matières

Rage in the Rec Room
7
A Domestic Chernobyl
12
Holding
26
Faith and Frenzy
33
Give Us This Day Our Daily Meds
38
Exodus to Main Street
46
Care in Focus
59
Letting
62
Giving Sorrow Words
69
Reframing
78
Cheating Winter
86
Notes
97
Scripture Index ix XV 322 12 33 42
109
86
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À propos de l'auteur (1994)

Stewart D. Govig is Professor of Religion, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington.

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