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Bipolar in Christ

I used to love living. I could pray for hours on end, just thanking God for creating me. Sitting upfront at church watching my father preach the gosple as a kid. My perspective of Gods love were limitless...

Then, like for most of us, life came stabbing me in the back. This perfect picture that I had held onto for such a long time, came falling down, shattering into a million pieces. Like a thief in the night, I was robbed of my most precious belongings.

I've never come back from it all, back to my youthful faith. These episodes lingers from exhausted depression to short glimpses of hope, but more often I remain in a depressive state of mind.

Is there a reason for all of this suffering? Am I to blame? Why doesn't God intervene more often? Has He turned His face away from me? Am I His beloved child, or has He rejected my prayers?

Being bipolar in Christ is something no one signs up for... I don't think that Moses signed up for His calling either, but was assigned through His grace... Am not going to point out that bipolar is a gift in any way, but the fact still remains; The amount of suffering the bipolar is forced to walk through, is a strength that cannot be taught any other way...

Bipolar in Christ is like walking in the Sahara desert. There may be brief moments where you may come across an oasis, but eventually your faith may cause mana to fall from the sky and water stream through a dry rock.

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DBT therapy and Christian Counseling

Has anyone ever tried DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) counseling techniques for BPD? I have been doing some research on my own and it seems like some really good tools are learned in participating consistently in that kind of treatment. I live in the deep south and I'm a born again believer in Jesus Christ, but I suffer intensely with rejection, self destruction, substance abuse and broken relationships. I'm tired of being labeled and told to repent when I really need validation and some practical tools and community support. My personal relationship and trust in Jesus is the only thing keeping me alive and helping my thoughts be centered on my true identity as a loved and cherished child of God with an actual purpose in spite of the mental anguish. Thank God all my impulsive efforts to destroy myself and stop the emotional pain have been unsuccessful. I figure I'm here for a purpose and it's more than I can understand. I want to live that out, but I need skills. I know it is a behavioral disorder and I just need tools and support to live a good life. That being said, I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with Christian counseling and that particular kind of therapy. I am interested in going through the therapy and becoming stable enough to go to school to become a Christian counselor so I can help others gain tools to heal and overcome this debilitating disorder of the mind.
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