God's Grace in the Midst of the Storms: A Family Journey in the World of Schizophrenia

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AuthorHouse, Feb 10, 2011 - Self-Help - 112 pages

What do you do when, in the early years of your marriage, when you are faced with an uninvited illness called schizophrenia? How do you manage a husband who has been stricken with the disease? How do you take care of a baby, home, work and remain sane? This book is both informative and inspirational. The members of this family eventually learn to understand Gods Majesty and what the Holy Spirit is in their lives.

 

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This marvelous book helped me to see the disease of schizophrenia in a different way. Schizophrenia not only impacts the person who suffers from the disease, it affects their whole family. This book explains the trials and the temptations that come with having a loved one who is diagnosed with the disease. The author shares her experiences as the wife of a husband who has the disease and her husband shares his experiences as a person who has been diagnosed with schizophrenia. This book offers hope to those who are faced with the ordeal of having to face a diagnosis of schizophrenia directly or indirectly. The book also offers insights on how to deal with many of life’s difficult times. If you are struggling with schizophrenia directly or indirectly, this book will help you to see things from a different perspective, so that you can better deal with the disease with God’s grace. 

Contents

Growing Up In Monroe North Carolina
1
John And His Family
9
Support In The Storm
11
Our Marriage
13
First Signs Of The Illness
17
Acknowledging A Problem After Moving To Maryland
23
Looking Everywhere For Help
27
The Voices
37
A Child Tries To Cope
45
About Me
49
Hospitalizations
53
Keeping Safe
59
Living Apart
63
Finding Peace Together
69
Continued Journey
79
Appendix
83

Medications
39

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The author was born and raised in Monroe, North Carolina. She is the second child of seven in her family. She received her undergraduate degree from Winston-Salem University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She graduated from Queens College in Flushing, New York with a degree in Library Science and then when on to receive the Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Sarasota in Sarasota, Florida. God's Grace in the Midst of the Storms is the first published work of the author other than her dissertation. Dr. Covington's career has been in the field of education for more than thirty years. She presently works as a media specialist in an elementary school in Maryland. She is the wife of John and the mother of a daughter, Melissa. Her book is based on true events that took place in her family. Her strong faith in God grew as she and her family struggled through an extremely dark season in their lives.

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