Depression lies like hell.
Author Archives: Martin Elfert
About Martin Elfert
The Rev. Martin Elfert is an immigrant to the Christian faith. After the birth of his first child, he began to wonder about the ways in which the Divine was at work in the world. Shortly thereafter, he joined Christ Church Cathedral in Vancouver, BC, where he and his new son were baptized at the Easter Vigil in 2005 and where the community encouraged him to seek ordination.
Elfert now serves as a pastor at the Episcopal Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. Through his writing he seeks to minister with, and to learn from, all those who hope to get to know God better, he said.
Elfert and his wife, Phoebe, have three children.
Give yourself, your girlfriend, and your family and your friends the gift of being together as you celebrate your marriage.
It’s time for you and your girlfriend to book a few meetings with an impartial professional and talk these (and still other) questions out.
Name your sense of being not good enough in front of your friends and in front of God. Shine a light on it.
Out of love for your spouse, out of love for God, out of love for yourself, it is time to demand that change begin now.
Write with the goal of giving a gift to your reader, write with the goal of giving a gift to yourself, write with the goal of giving a gift to God.
The most charitable explanation that I can come up with is that we are well-intentioned but thoroughly clueless.