Stubborn Love

Stubborn Love

by Cheryl Ott


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In America,

Every fifteen minutes, someone dies by his or her own hand.

More than 2,000 people attempt suicide every day.

Sadly, these numbers include Christians who do not have the skills needed to navigate a crisis or temporary hardship. Swallowed by depression, despair, and hopelessness, they die by their own hand.

Stubborn Love is a true story about a Christian college student in her twenties and her fight to stay alive after a suicide attempt landed her in a hospital psych ward.

Those struggling with depression/suicide will learn:

• Depression does not have to be a LIFE sentence.

• To find courage to choose life and LIVE again.

• How to break free of despair and discover HOPE.

• How to realign your heart with TRUTH.

• About the author’s dramatic rescue by LOVE.

Those who love someone struggling with suicidal thoughts will learn:

• Why suicide happens.

• The desperation that happens inside the mind and heart of a suicide survivor.

• How to comfort those bereaved by suicide.

"Cheryl Ott’s story is a vivid narrative of the pain of loss and the journey that follows. Readers who have experienced similar griefs will find comfort that they are not alone. Discover here a hope greater than despair and a love more powerful than death."
Albert Y. Hsu, author, Grieving a Suicide

Stubborn Love is a “must read” for every discouraged, depressed, despairing, or even suicidal person, whether they are a believer in Christ, or not. Cheryl Ott has dared to take on a “taboo” topic, and has given us a clear message of hope; telling the story of her journey through the dark night of the soul, and into the light of revelation of her Father’s unconditional love.
Robyn Green, author, A Marriage Of Destiny

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781449733599
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 01/09/2012
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.32(d)

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Stubborn Love: A Recommitment to Live When Giving Up Seemed so Much Easier 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Jan_G More than 1 year ago
I read Stubborn Love at a time when I was really going through a lot. Cheryl Ott's book truly ministered to my soul. Cheryl's honesty and transparency encouraged me to weigh what was going on in my own heart and situation. And she encouraged me to think about the fact that, as God's child, He loves me, He cares for me, and that He is for me and not against me. I am encouraged to know that my worth is found in Jesus Christ, and that there is no greater love that I can experience than God's love. Thank you, Cheryl, for your encouraging book!!!
LaMingle More than 1 year ago
This is one of those books that gives voice to a topic the masses have labored to silence. Depression and suicidal behavior are either medicated or shoved behind a veil of religion, but Stubborn Love challenged me to examine it in my own life. Cheryl's description of her darkest season brings the character of love to the light. Her description of both the dark and the lovely events of her life were incredibly vivid, and she gently invites you into her thoughts and feelings during that time. This book is not only thought-provoking, but it is a shock to your heart as well. This book is a great read with lots of ups and downs about a topic that is extremely relevant and yet never talked about. You do not want to pass up the opportunity to read this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is about getting out of darkness and into LIFE! I was totally drawn in by Cheryl's story of the depths of her pain and how she brought out of it into hope and joy! Stubborn Love is a very personal and honest story of Cheryl's struggle with depression and suicide and of those around her. She is frank and honest! She reveals how she found deliverance from the darkness and shares deep foundational ways for others to make their way out as well! Stubborn Love was very impacting and I recommend it for anyone caught in struggles of depression and/or suicide or for anyone wanting to help those around them get out of it. This seems like a very unpopular topic and I think that Cheryl really brings light to how relevant it is today.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stubborn Love is Cheryl Ott's maiden voyage as an author. Hers is truly a work of 'heart' as she traverses the shadowy path of some of her lifes darkest moments. In the light of glorious freedom in Christ desparate choirs of voices find and harmonize with the keynote speaker of her own deeply grounded voice. In confidence she emerges as the echo of her Abba's voice, the passionate cry of her Fathers Stubborn love rings true. Stubborn Love is a must read, if not for you, then for someone you love.
Shasum More than 1 year ago
"Stubborn Love" is full of HOPE! If you or someone you know is dealing with depression, suicidal thoughts, or if you have lost a love one to suicide, this book is for you. This book is very well written which makes for an easy read. I personally could relate to Cheryl's journey and admired her honestly on a subject that can be very "hush-hush" in church and our communities. It's so important that we start talking about this subject!!! I hope this book encourages other to share their personal stories and to know they're not alone. This book shines truth on the darkness and I believe this book will impact others to walk through the door of sorrow and start a journey of healing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I picked up "Stubborn Love" I couldnt put it down. From the beginning you are brought into Cheryl Ott's life and pain. You feel as if you are there watching what she went through. As a young teen I too struggled with the thoughts of suicide. But as Cheryl I was taught that that would send me straight to Hell. So I never attempted it. "Stubborn Love" is a book that I wish had been around when I needed it the most. After reading it I passed it on to a young lady struggling with an attempted suicide and who use to cut herself It was a tremendous help to her. Cheryl as hard as your book was to write I thank you for sharing with us and for helping us to understand that our Father loves us and never leaves us. His love in unconditional no matter what........
DaleneMc More than 1 year ago
I think everyone has something in their life that God can use for good. This was an inspiring book. I enjoyed reading about Cheryls life story and how she learned from her lifes struggles and challenges. I was reminded of how much God wants to use me more to share my own testimony to help others like Cheryl has in her book. This book brings hope to anyone who may be thinking about suicide or anyone who is struggling with depression but also to family members of those who struggle with depression and suicide. Cheryl opened her life up on the pages and shared how God directed her and helped heal her. I was blessed and touched by this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Stubborn Love" is an awesome book that deals frankly with the issue of depression and suicide. Cheryl Ott masterfully shares her own personal journey through this and shows how one can find true rest in the arms of Father God. As one who has had bouts of depression, this book has helped me to realize that depression does not have to be a life sentence. It has also helped me to discover the love and acceptance of my Saviour!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stubborn Love is Cheryl's personal testimony about her rescue by Love from deep depression and suicide. Its awesome because you really get into the mind of someone who suffers with thoughts of depression/suicide and why. The best part of Stubborn Love is the second part which gives you step by step tools to get out of deppression. This is solid message about the ONE who is Hope and His heart for all of us!! I love the raw truth and realness of Stubborn LOve. This is a MUST READ in this time!!!