So, the Blahs are hovering around and making you sad, bored, unloved, inferior, etc. My teen brain remembers that word being used to mostly refer to boredom. This isn’t the first time the “Blahs” have appeared on ALB. We featured a self help book that suggested things like having an affair or adopting a child as a solution. In another book we featured, “Blahs” was used as another term for depression. Again, the advice was pretty unhelpful and all these ladies needed to do was to suck it up. Today’s post addresses the Christian with the blahs. Short answer is God still loves and cares about you. As a Christian devotional, this isn’t a bad book. It is more a gentle reminder of gratitude and grace. Honestly, this book could work in 2018 with a different title and some updating.
The Blahs used as a term for any prolonged sadness or depression dismisses the seriousness of mental health issues, particularly for women. I think these books are nice relics of the 1960s and 1970s and belong somewhere besides a modern mental health collection in a public library.
I will be busy re-reading a copy of Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique and comparing notes.
BTW, how many of you identified the date of this book by the font and cover?