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Category Archives: Sadness
There was standing room only at the funeral parlor as I faced some rather austere men and women dressed in the old black garb common to conservative Mennonites. Continue reading
They say divorce is like death. The pain is greater when you’ve been forsaken by a spouse. The fears, regrets, guilt, anger, loss and loneliness can cycle through your heart for years. Music is often a means that helps to heal the heart. Continue reading
Are we too quick to identify normal sadness as a biologically based depressive disorder? Continue reading
As a young boy, I struggled with why God allowed these things to happen to my mom and dad. As the oldest son, I was more aware of the difficulties but did not have the maturity to handle it. Throughout those years, I often prayed for God to intervene with a “BIG” solutions. Continue reading
Do we have room in our lives for normal sadness? Do we have unrealistic expectations for gregariousness? There appears to be a significant need for helping people understand the role of sadness in life and in character formation.