The Harder I Laugh the Deeper I Hurt Author:Stan Toler and Deba White Smith Christians get depressed. Not all of us-but many of us. Mayb you or someone you love. And it isn't because your faith in God is lacking, and it robably isn't because of sin in your life, and you aren't the only Christian facing this monster. The truth is, life happens. — When Stan Toler was 11, his coal-miner father moved the family from West... more » Virginia to Ohio in search of a better life. Stan's father was killed in a construction accident shortly after the move. When Debra White Smith was 15, her mother was overtaken by mental illness. During that lonely and confused time, Debra became the victim of sexual abuse.
Yes, Christians do sturggle with life's pain. If you ever plastered on a fake smile when you didn't feel the least bit cheerful or said you were fine when you were dying inside, read these true examples of how humor in some of life's most difficult circumstances brings healing.
One of God's remedies to help us recover is the marvelous gift of laughter. Laughter? In the face of loss...illness...death...disappointment?
These accomplished authors can't answer the "whys" of the human experience. But they will point you to the God who heals your pain and will help you find your smile when life is at its worst.« less