In Sickness and In Health

A Husband’s Story of Caring for a Mentally Ill Wife

by Stephen Zehr



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/28/2020

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 108
ISBN : 9781664215061
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 108
ISBN : 9781664215054
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 108
ISBN : 9781664215047

About the Book

Steve Zehr felt life couldn’t get any better when, at age twenty-five, he married a beautiful redheaded actress and model.

As part of their marriage vows May 28, 1982, he and Susan promised to stay together in sickness and in health. Of course, they meant those words, but the author never imagined that promise would be tested so fully.

Several years into their marriage, it became clear that Susan was suffering from psychological problems. Making matters worse, she was afflicted during a time when admitting you suffered from mental illness was a stigma.

Over the next many years, the author would find himself stretched to the limit as a father, husband, and even as a believer in God. At times, the burden simply seemed more than he could handle.

But God demonstrated His incredible faithfulness and strength to the author over and over, day after day, month after month, year after year.

This is one man’s story of how he believes God directed, sustained, strengthened, and supplied him with what he needed to care for his wife—as well as the toll it took on them both.

About the Author