Need help? You don't have to suffer forever!

Hi, I'm Jim. I've been through the emotional wringer. I've been a successful pastor and leader and a loving father, but I've also been suicidally depressed. I'll teach you the techniques I used to heal myself and give you the tools to reclaim your life and move forward.

Need help? You don't have to suffer forever!

Hi, I'm Jim. I've been through the emotional wringer. I've been a successful pastor and leader and a loving father, but I've also been suicidally depressed. I'll teach you the techniques I used to heal myself, and give you the tools to reclaim your life and move forward!
  • A husband to Leah since 1967
  • A father of two grown sons
  • A grandfather of six children
  • An author, speaker, and teacher
  • A pastor since 1969

All books are (or soon will be) available online through Amazon and other stores in both printed and e-book formats. They can also be purchased or ordered at many local bookstores.

  • Presenter and/or keynote speaker on mental illness topics at national conferences and seminars
  • Helped 10-15 seriously-depressed or suicidal individuals a month

From the blog

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What to do if a mentally ill spouse is unwilling to get help

Healing and rebuilding your marriage may seem like an impossible task. Your energy and optimism are probably depleted, if not demolished. Your emotions may be frayed to the breaking point. But if possible, do everything you can to save your marriage. However, if you’ve worked at your relationship for a…

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32 ways to heal your marriage from the effects of mental illness

While there are countless things you can do to repair your marriage, here are the ones that have worked for my wife and I and people we know. You don’t need to use them all, just use what works for you. Some of these strategies involve deepening a relationship with…

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What I have done to heal my marriage despite my mental illness

I realized pretty quickly that I’d have to take personal responsibility for healing our marriage. Although I have messed up plenty of times, I’ve worked really hard to heal and rebuild our relationship. I initiated daily communication about our feelings. We share our highs and lows, and how we feel…

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How I have coped with the effects of my bipolar disorder

I desperately wanted to get better, mostly for my family’s sake, and was willing to go to any length to reclaim my life. I longed to be the husband and father they deserved. Through all the years of struggle, I discovered, and still use, a variety of techniques to help…

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The stories we bring to our marriages

In every marriage, both the husband and wife bring their own problems into their new relationship: life’s past wounds, unmet expectations, misplaced priorities, and countless other issues. Because of this marital reality, life coach Rob Liano suggests, “Everyone has baggage. Maybe we should help each other carry it.” We both…

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How bipolar disorder has affected my marriage

Sometimes marriages fail suddenly due to an unexpected physical or mental illness, an act of unfaithfulness, or some other dramatic event. But most marriages die a slow death. It’s usually the little things in a marriage that pile up, accumulating until their pain becomes unbearable. These seemingly minor “issues” can…

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Why talk about mental illness and marriage?

While divorce statistics vary somewhat from study to study and year to year, their numbers aren’t too far apart. In the US and Canada, at least 40 percent of all marriages fail.1 Divorce statistics for marriages where one person has bipolar disorder are worse—it is estimated that 90 percent end…

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The 2 reasons people hesitate to contact mental health professionals

Professional listening, feedback, guidance, and, at times, medications can provide added help and hope. Some folks hesitate to contact a mental health professional such as a therapist, psychiatrist, or social worker for two primary reasons: finances and pride. The Financial Hurdle: Most insurance plans cover psychiatric medications. Yet, tragically, many…

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Read the full Serenity Prayer when you start to feel overwhelmed

It’s one thing to accept the things we can’t change, but it’s entirely another to keep ourselves in that mindset. Being aware of our negative attitudes isn’t always enough to break free from their harm—sometimes we need something to break ourselves out of our temporarily jaded outlook. The Serenity Prayer,…

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