Civil War (Mental Health)

One of my best friends, Gavin Yeatts,  came across something that reminded him of my son, how he worded things and his own personal dilemmas.

Gavin wrote me,

I remember Alex’s passion with facing topics of controversy. Especially those topics that many Christians in the Church have misunderstood or fell into the trap of legalism. 

I think about his well spoken and poetic way of delivering a testimony or message. The following quote is something I really connected with and really made me think of Alex. Love you Tom, call me anytime. 

Here is the quote,

“Our friend died on his own battlefield. He was killed in action, fighting a civil war. He fought against adversaries that were as real to him as his casket is real to us. They were powerful adversaries. They took on his energies and endurance. They exhausted the last vestiges of his courage, and only God knows how this child of His suffered in the silent skirmishes that took place in his soul.” 
From the book ​”The Art of Helping”
Author: Lauren Littauer Briggs

-Quote from unknown pastor

A perfect poetic description. 

Thank you Gavin.

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