I really, really, really feel for you Nicole. Because I was there. When I faced my own valley of darkness, I too was told to pray harder, and when I couldn’t, they told me that I had a bad attitude, and that that’s the reason why I’m the way I am. Unfortunately, the church (especially those of a certain theological bent) is probably the LAST place people with depression or anxiety should go to. Their demands that you need to do this or that or else never helps a person who is already struggling. Thanks for writing this Nicole, it’s a much-needed article.