Loss Leads to Depression

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702559_broken_relationship_1Loss triggers depression. Even a good loss does this. Depression is a necessary emotion. It is necessary in order for us to heal. This healing takes time.

Often our healing over a loss (aka as grieving) takes extra time because we are not only grieving the latest loss.We are also dealing with all the other ungrieved losses. This accumulation of ungrieved losses can make our depression more severe than if we were dealing with only the latest loss. Again,  healing takes time.

I’ve heard it said that depression is a sin. Not so. The cause of depression may be a sin, but the depression itself is not a sin.

I learned the above at the DivorceCare class I’ve been attending.

I’m listening to this song: By Your Side by Tenth Avenue North.

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  • 1. aworthydiscussion  |  . at .

    Very true, depression is not a sin, but caused by Sin. An important distinction to remember. I suppose the last thing a depressed person needs to hear is that their depression is also something that angers God.

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    • 2. L  |  . at .

      Although depression can be the result of sinful choices, depression is often a result of low serotonin levels, not sin. It is also a natural result of grief, loss, often from death of loved ones, not from sin. Your judgmental comment is not helpful…

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  • 3. lynette  |  . at .

    Go to my blog for a link on a encouraging message by Pastor David Roper. He shares Psalm 23 & what he learned during his years of depression.

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