Mental illness is real, and our children are not exempt. Yet mental illness—especially when it affects children—remains a hidden affliction. It is unmentioned at family reunions, misunderstood by society and not talked about in social circles.
It’s time to break the silence.
A Day in the Life invites you to take a peek into the homes and lives of families who have a child living with a chronic mental health disorder. Written from the perspective of a mom whose son battles mental illness, this book discloses not only the chaos, confusion and exhaustion a child’s brain disorder brings to a home, but also gives insight into the profound hope and peace a close relationship with Jesus Christ promises.
As layers of darkness are peeled away, hidden gems of God’s heart are brought to light.
“I will give you treasures hidden in the darkness—secret riches. I will do this so you may know that I am the Lord … the one who calls you by name.” Isaiah 45:3 (NLT)
|Publisher:||The Write Place Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.54(d)|
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: A Day in the Life: Chaos in the Home
Chapter 2: Equipped by God: Chosen, Trusted, Empowered
Chapter 3: Face to Face With a “No” From God: Our Disappointment—His Grace
Chapter 4: Grief: Our Lifelong Roller Coaster Ride
Chapter 5: The Compassion of Jesus: Living Expressions of His Heart
Chapter 6: Wildfl owers: Treasures of Great Value and Worth
Chapter 7: Making Sense of Suffering: Our Children’s—Our Own, Part One
Chapter 8: Making Sense of Suffering: Our Children’s—Our Own, Part Two
Chapter 9: Church: Dealing With Our “No-Casserole Illnesses”
Chapter 10: When Satan Intends Evil: Treasures Unearthed From Darkness
Chapter 11: Rising Above: Focusing on Jesus in the Midst of the Messiness
Chapter 12: Struck Down, But Not Destroyed: When Our Fears Become Reality
Chapter 13: Self-Care—Soul-Care: Securing Our Oxygen Masks
Chapter 14: Siblings: Ripples on a Pond
Chapter 15: Final Thoughts: Wish Lists and Moving Forward