Most Christians understand and appreciate that God created each of us with a unique purpose and personality. Christians suffering with mental health conditions can feel angry, guilty, sad, alone and hopeless. Many feel like they have done something wrong and that they are not good Christians- that there is no way the God could love or accept them as His own. They may know that God loves them, but perhaps they believe He doesn't like them very much.
Living for the Fruit of the Spirit is a must read for those Christians who suffer from mental health conditions and for the people in their support systems. Author Heide R. Kuhlman shares her own struggle with Borderline and Bipolar disorder, showing fellow Christians how God uses both the condition and those who suffer from the symptoms for His glory. She also explains how it is possible for those with mental health conditions to live by the characteristics and power of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control-or by the Fruit of the Spirit.
If you have been diagnosed with a mental health condition, you must understand that you are not alone in your Christianity or in your suffering. Just like all Christians you are able to receive God's love and His gifts as well as live a life that is reasonable, realistic and healthy.