comments about healing from Borderline Personality Disorder . . .
first came across your website
by chance three or four years ago. I had been diagnosed with
bipolar disorder. I have since had that diagnosis retracted. Another psychiatrist
concluded I had borderline personality disorder. Whatever I had, I was
struggling. I was drowning in sin, in pain and hurt, and in anger. In that
state, I was skeptical of your advice, as I was wont to believe the
chemical imbalance narrative, and I was also a hypocrite and
unprepared to give myself to God with total abandon.
Recently, I have
returned to Christ in that I have reorientated my life more
profoundly to follow him. I have also taken responsibility for my own mental
state and have made a lot of progress since being discharged from the mental
health services. It is hard work but it is so rewarding and for once I am
receiving true healing. I am so thankful that I have realised the importance
of these things [in my 20s] because I know so many older people who continue
to suffer. Dealing with this now gives me the opportunity to live a holier,
more obedient life in the future.
I recently remembered
your websiteactually it came to me while I was prayingand returned
to it, this time with the grace to perceive how it might help me. Now Im
working through everything you have posted on the website, and continue to
be healed and renewed every day. I no longer believe that I would qualify
as being mentally ill and I am proud to have been healed by God alone! Your
website has played a valuable part in tearing me away from all the hurt and
problems I used to have and reforming me as a child of
God . . . because the Lord is now the centre of my life. Thank
you for inspiring me to take God more seriously. I wasnt raised a
Christian, and learned at a young age not to trust others, and as a result
I am constantly surprised and feel great joy to discover that there are good
people . . . who do the work of such a good God.
When I first encountered
your website, I didnt think I was able to follow your advice because
I told myself I was too weak, and I felt angry about the things you had written.
Having changed the way I live, I am testimony to the fact that, with the
grace of God, even a wretch like me can follow the way of the mystics. It
isnt always easy for me, though, as I cling to my old habits and clutch
at other unsatisfactory comforts. I would be very grateful if you would commend
my efforts to the Almighty in your prayers. . . . I also pray
that the wisdom that you have shared and which comes to us through the mystics
will gain ground in this materialist world.