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What I’m Reading Now: Breaking the Silence About Mental Illness and Marriage

A new book about mental illness and marriage
by Lee Ann Pomrenke | February 12, 2021

It is an understatement to say that relationships such as marriages have been under strain during the pandemic. What about partners who also struggle with mental health issues? Sarah Griffith Lund’s new book, Blessed Union: Breaking the Silence About Mental Illness and Marriage breaks the silence about mental illness within a quarter of all marriages. 

From the publisher Chalice Press’s website

“In Blessed Union, pastor and acclaimed mental health and disabilities advocate Sarah Griffith Lund explores the impact mental illness has on our most intimate relationships, why it happens, and what we can do about it. Weaving personal stories with reflection, spiritual insights, education, prayers, relationship tips, and expert advice, Lund offers an encouraging, practical, and healing resource for couples and those who journey with them.”

Pastor Lund is not only a parish pastor in the UCC, but a Minister for Disabilities and Mental Health Justice for the United Church of Christ. 

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About the Author

Lee Ann Pomrenke

Lee Ann M. Pomrenke is an interim pastor in the St. Paul Area Synod of the ELCA, digital content editor for The Faith+Leader, and author of Embodied: Clergy Women and the Solidarity of a Mothering God (Church Publishing, Inc, 2020). She also blogs at leeannpomrenke.com.

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