My name is Allan Adams AKA Erunner and I reside in Southern California. I have lived with Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, and some depression for the last 20 years. My earliest memories are filled with fear. Some of those fears were quite rational, while as an adolescent they started to become irrational.
I have been a Christian since 1976. I also married in 1976 and my wife and I have three adult children.
Becoming a Christian did not cause my fears to go away. In fact, they grew worse over time. Things came to a head for me as I was driving to a business appointment on a Saturday in November of 1993 or 1994. This is when I had my first full blown panic attack.
Since that day I have experienced a lot. I have read and heard a lot about my illnesses and many others. They include O.C. D., Bi-Polar Disorder, Depression, Schizophrenia, and eating disorders.
“More Than Coping” is the name I gave to a small support group I started some years ago. Although the group didn’t go as I had planned, its name and what it means to me are still close to my heart. In short, many Christians who suffer emotionally are hanging on by their fingernails, as they try to get by and survive. Quite literally, they are coping as best as they can. My desire is to see all of us do more than simply cope. We serve a loving God and we all desire the abundant life He promises. Hopefully, this blog can be used by Him to that end.