When I was a teen-ager I went through a period of deep...

When I was a teen-ager I went through a period of deep depression and discouragement. My parents had divorced and the family had scattered. It seemed that I had no real family anymore, no adult who cared what became of me, no money, and no prospect of higher education. When with friends my own age, I tried to conceal a growing sense of panic and inadequacy about facing the world alone. I seriously considered suicide and tried to decide how this might be accomplished.

Although I was interested in religion, read the Bible and discussed its meaning, I could find little comfort. A family friend said one day, "You will never be happy—you ask too many questions, and there aren't any answers."

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