You may have heard it said that you can’t have a testimony without a test. For Cheryl, that test is defined by her siblings’ schizophrenia—siblings, plural—a test that Cheryl keeps retaking. How do you respond to life’s tests?
- Simply survive the test
- Strive to fix everything
- Thrive with confidence
Cheryl has responded in all three ways. When she felt like she had no control, she survived the test while making life-altering “choices,” including abortion. After she educated herself about schizophrenia, she strived to fix everything.
After her fourth (and certainly not her final) test, Cheryl paused to reflect on how she learned to respond to her siblings’ schizophrenia in a thriving way without stressing out or neglecting her own needs and to reflect on how the abortion conversation needs to change.