I wanted to share an article I found on depression, but it's written by someone else, so it would be plagerism to copy her article. So, I will tell you where I found it and you can look it up. Then I did make up a questionarre for you to use to evaluate your life. "Women and Depression" is written by Lisa James and was published in ENERGY TIMES magazine in April 2004.
Your Personal Questionarre
These are questions to personally know yourself first, to eliminate possible reasons for anxiety, unhappiness and depression.
1. What things make you happy?
2. What would it take to make you happy?
3. What things have you waited for, for a long time?
4.Have you had any recent catastrophies?
In the last year?
In the last 2 years?
In the last 5 years?
5. Are you on any medicines?
If so, what are the side effects?
6.Do you have a major sickness or illness?
7.Are there members of your family who have been or are very ill?
If so, are you taking care of them?
8.Do you have financial problems?
9.Are you taking herbs or vitamins?
For what reason are they?
10.Do you believe in Jesus or are you of a different faith?
11.How old are you?
12. Do you have children?
13.What is your job?
14.Are you going through menopause or do you have menstrual disorder?
15.How is your relationship with your husband, your parents, your children?
16.Do you sleep late?
17.What is the pattern of your daily activity?
18.Has the Lord ever told you to do something, that you have not done, but have avoided or dismissed?
19.Was there a career or educational opportunity that you feel you missed out on?
20.Have you been abused by anyone,physically, sexually or mentally?
21.Are you satisfied with the church where you go?
22.Are you at odds with any believer?
23.Are you submissive to your husband? And is he basically loving to you?
24.When was the last time you went on vacation?
25.When was the last time you went on a date? ( with your husband if married or with a guy if you're single) and...Did the date go well?
If you as a woman are dating another woman, then according to the word of God, this practise needs to stop. God loves you and sent His son to die on the cross for you, but if you want to follow Christ, then Homosexual relationships must stop.
26.Are you having a good night's sleep?
27.Do you have a balanced diet, and is it appropriate for your age?
28.Do you have a close friend with whom you can share?
29.Do you have a hobby?
30.How do you feel about your appearance?
31.Do you feel that you are ready to face eternity when you die?
That's all I wrote, except for a page I tore out from my children's school. The young man says, "I want real joy in my life. How do I have it?" The answer is J= Jesus , O= others, Y= you.
Jesus... Do you belong to Him? Is He Lord of your life? Others... serving them and meeting their needs, which sometimes is only a listening ear. You...is last, but not left out. You must take care of your body, soul, mind and spirit.