On today’s edition of Fresh Hope For Mental Health, Pastor Brad Hoefs talks with writer and blogger, Abby McDonald. Abby chats with Pastor Brad about struggling with postpartum depression, and how writing was one of the pursuits that allowed her to see the light again. Abby realized that her identity was not firmly rooted in who she was in Christ, and was basing her self worth on the opinion of others and her ability to perform as a wife, mother, friend, and worker. You can visit Abby’s website/blog at www.abbymcdonald.org.
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