we believe in counseling and community as the best places to start in terms of dealing with depression. rob bell says "everything is spiritual" and i like that, the idea that faith is simply the lens we see the world through. so i don't think you have to separate it. i believe in wisdom and real-life tools - things like counseling and community and anti-depressants. all of those things have helped me in my own life. thanks for the kind words.
I know you're probably getting a crazy amount of messages, but i just wanted to say how much you inspire me. daily. you are an incredible writer and you just lift people up all the time, to be the founder of such a powerful and amazing movement must be just unbelievable. TWLOHA has helped me so much over the last couple years. Your "Dear Valentines Day" post made me cry. The complete honesty you put out for everyone to read and respond to.. Wow. Just by being you, you make me want to live my life to the full and help those around me in a similar way you do everyday. All I can say is thank you, thank you, thank you. You are loved by strangers for the huge heart God has blessed you with, thank you for sharing your heart, and love, and stories with us today and every other day.