Mamma Mia!

(MAJOR SPOILER ALERT! The fact that I’m commenting on this film on a grief/bereavement blog should be a fair clue where this is headed!) With Mamma Mia 2 now out in the cinemas, I went with a friend for a bit of light amusement. I’m not exactly an Abba fan, but the idea of a corny film…

Bereaved by Suicide

This post is a follow on to the previous article on depression, treatment, and the depressed Christian. Celebrity deaths by suicide often precipitate another round of public discussion about depression, mental illness, and the importance of talking about our problems and not just keeping everything inside. There are other topics that come out too, such…

Is the glass half-full, half-empty or something else instead?

This blog is primarily about coping with grief, and just because someone is grieving, does not mean that they are depressed. However, recently I’ve met more than a few people whose grief intersects with depression, and I think it’s worthwhile writing about depression in general, and dealing with it as Christians.   Mental health problems…

Living with loss, but living with hope

Like many others, I have been closely following the heartbreaking story of little Alfie Evans, the small child whose brain has apparently been destroyed by disease, and whose parents have fought long and hard against the removal of life support by the hospital. By the time I post this, or you read it, chances are…