"I stand on the edge of a cliff in my own bedroom." Our guest says of her battle with depression: "I must keep still. Otherwise I will plunge to my death. 'Please God, take this away,' I pray when I can." For her, "dealing with depression" means learning to accept and treat it as a physical illness.Join us as she describes her journey through various therapies and medications to find a way to live with depression. She faces down the guilt of a wife and mother of four, two with special needs. How can she care for her family when she can't even get out of bed? Her story is real and raw, not one of quick fixes. But hope remains as she discovers that living with depression is still life.
As the daughter of Billy and Ruth Graham, our guest has lived among the faithful all her life---and knows that we are quite capable of hurting one another! Drawing wisdom from the biblical story of Abraham and Hagar, she explores the ways in which the wounded can become wounders themselves---and points us toward God's merciful healing grace.
Gillian Marchenko is an author, speaker, wife, mother and advocate for individuals with special needs. Gillian's first book was Sun Shines Down, and she has written for publications such as Chicago Parent, Thriving Family and Today's Christian Woman. She and her husband, Sergei, spent four years as church planters with the Evangelical Free Church of America in Kiev, Ukraine.
Anne Graham Lotz--called "the best preacher in the family" by her father, Billy Graham--is an international speaker and the bestselling and award-winning author of numerous books, including Jesus in Me, Just Give Me Jesus, and The Light of His Presence. Anne is the president of AnGeL Ministries in Raleigh, North Carolina, and the former chairperson for the National Day of Prayer.