When Love Is Angry

‘For better or for worse’ aren’t the words most people focus on when they’re saying their wedding vows. And those weren’t the words Maurice and Ruth thought about until years later when Ruth was diagnosed with Bipolar II Depression. It was then their vows were tested, and they found out exactly what they agreed to when they said, “I do.” In When Love Is Angry: A Memoir From the Other Side of Mental Illness, Maurice and Ruth share their story of pain, frustration and misunderstanding, but also triumph and restoration. Their willingness to turn to God in the ‘for worse’ part brought them to ‘for better’ and turned their story of mental illness to one of overcoming that which is seemingly impossible and discovering purpose from painful places.