Welcome to my blog! Broken Quiet is all about being more open and transparent about my struggle with clinical depression, general anxiety disorder, and PTSD. It’s an invisible disease I secretly live with every day. It’s time to break the silence. It’s time to raise awareness that many people – and many types of people – have depression. It’s time people know that having depression does not mean God has forgotten you or that your faith is weak. Broken Quiet is dedicated to this purpose.
I currently have three categories:
1. Blog: This is where I post the thoughts and happenings of my life. Currently, my husband is a student at one of the two LCMS graduate schools in America. He was recently assigned an internship (called a vicarage) in the Quad Cities. His career has caused us to move a lot, and we still have two more big moves in the next two years. As a seminary wife living with clinical depression, it is sometimes hard to find a balance. Many of my blog posts will reflect this struggle. Other posts will record how God guides me through the struggle.
2. Articles: I will also try my hand at writing some articles, mostly based on my faith and how it interacts (or conflicts) with the world. I also will be writing several posts on healthier living. These posts will be my thoughts and the research that has helped form my opinions.
3. Journey through Genesis: My husband taught a year-long, weekly class on Genesis. I have had out-of-state friends and family express that they wish they could attend. As a result, I have decided to post my husband’s teaching and my thoughts on the subject. Each post will cover another chapter in Genesis. Debates and questions are welcome as long as conversation remains respectful.
4. Poems: I’m no great poet, but every now and then, there are words I like to get down on paper. These are difficult for me to share, but I have posted a few of them here.
Popular blogging terms:
DH (Dear Husband)
DD (Darling Daughter)
LO (Little One)
BIL (brother in law)
Thank you for reading!