Blessed Union: Breaking the Silence about Mental Illness and Marriage

Blessed Union: Breaking the Silence about Mental Illness and Marriage

by Sarah Griffith Lund


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If you've given up on your "happily ever after," you are not alone … and there is hope. From the author of Blessed are the Crazy: Breaking the Silence about Mental Illness, Family, and Church comes a deeply personal, honest, and hopeful book to offer healing and support, and to show how marriages can thrive despite mental illness. Mental illness affects at least a quarter of all marriages. In Blessed Union, pastor and acclaimed mental health and disabilities advocate Sarah Griffith Lund shares her own and other couples' unique stories to shed light on how mental illness impacts marriage. Combining psychology and faith, Lund offers new insights, encouragement, and tools to help couples and those who care about them manage their own challenges. The book includes guided journal pages for deeper reflection.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780827203143
Publisher: APG Sales & Distribution
Publication date: 02/09/2021
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 1,167,049
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Sarah Griffith Lund is passionate about loving her family, God, and being part of faith communities. She is an ordained minister and has served as pastor to churches in Brooklyn, NY, Minneapolis, MN, and New Smyrna Beach, FL. Rev. Dr. Lund served as Regional Minister in the Florida Conference of the United Church of Christ and as a Vice President for Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, IN. She holds degrees from Trinity University (BA), Princeton Theological Seminary (MDiv), Rutgers University (MSW), and McCormick Theological Seminary (DMin). Rev. Dr. Lund received the Dell Award for Mental Health Education at the 30th General Synod of the UCC. She currently serves as Minister for Disabilities and Mental Health Justice on the national staff of the UCC and as senior pastor of First Congregational UCC of Indianapolis, IN.

Table of Contents

Preface: Breaking the Silence 5

Chapter 1 Mental Health Justice in the Blessed Union 19

Chapter 2 Do You Promise… 31

Chapter 3 To Love 52

Chapter 4 To Comfort 66

Chapter 5 To Honor 79

Chapter 6 To Keep 93

Chapter 7 To Be Faithful 104

Chapter 8 As Long As You Both Shall Live 115

Chapter 9 Blessed Union 126

Epilogue: God's Love Never Ends 131

Acknowledgements 133

Blessed Union Journal 135

Resources 147

Endnotes 149

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