In 2010, I started a web site, Facebook Group, and a series of articles I wrote to share my journey through depression called Christian Women With Depression. The goal for these resources today remains the same – to help you realize that you are not alone, and that there is no reason to feel ashamed that you are both a Christian and you deal with depression. When I started out, there were no resources specifically for us, no place to talk about it and find out we were not alone. The response was over 2200 women from all over the world joining my Facebook Group, and countless comments on the web site stating how much they had been helped by finding out there were other Christian women who experienced the same feelings.
Since that time, I have turned my experience with depression, anxiety, fear, eating disorders and childhood trauma into this membership site to help other Christian women gain self-control over their emotions and actions so they can fulfill God’s purpose for their lives. There are forums, groups, courses, resources and teleconferences/webinars to help you overcome your struggles. I have since become a Licensed Pastoral Counselor, and offer local and virtual (via phone and webcam) group and individual counseling sessions.
These articles are still free and available to everyone – help yourself and I hope you find help toward your healing through them. But if you want more, if you feel stuck and hopeless, I hope you will consider joining this membership site for free and learning more. You will get weekly messages from me, have the opportunity to ask questions in the forums and during monthly webinars, and get access to the first ebook in my CRAZIFIED to GLORIFIED series, CRAZIFIED & Out of Control.
I also want to invite you to our private Facebook Group, Christian Women With Depression, where over 2200 women from all over the world share and talk about what is going on with with them. You can go to http://www.facebook.com/groups/christianwomenwithdepression/ and ask to join.
I have personally been delivered from my depression through using Celebrate Recovery, Temperament Therapy and Life Patterns, all of which I share more about on this site. If you would like to learn more, please visit and join the membership site for free.
You can access sermons and teachings I have shared at our church at http://ministryhouse.org/sermon-speaker/penny-haynes/.
I have also created a free service called Jesus Text Me at http://JesusTextMe.com. You will receive 3 scripture based messages a day from Jesus, with a link to their underlying scriptures. You can also add one 12 Step message every morning, and even add personal messages to send to yourself. You can receive the messages by text, email, or Android or iPhone app.
I look forward to getting to know you better as we travel together through our struggles and share our victories.