Our guests today are Jen Riddle (Eric’s wife) and April Cohen (Tony’s sister).

April graduated with a B.A. in Nursing from University of Indianapolis in 1997. She has worked 21 years in the field of psychiatric nursing, both in-patient and out-patient. In addition to being Tony’s sister and principal caregiver, she is married to Dan Cohen. The two of them have 5 children and 5 grandchildren. Her favorite form of therapy is bargain shopping.
Jen is a recent graduate of Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, IN.  For nearly 15 years, she has worked with children with autism and their families.  She is an elder at The Living Room non-denominational church in Columbus, IN.  A native of Buffalo, she enjoyed watching the Bills NFL playoff run this year!
On this episode, Jen and April discuss what drew them into their spiritual and healing professions. April shares what it is like to care for an adult brother who has bipolar disorder, and Jen reveals how she and Eric navigate a relationship with a mental health diagnosis.
About the Author
After graduating from Louisville Presbyterian Seminary (LPTS), Tony served over 18 years in pastoral ministry while battling bipolar disorder. He now is a Mental Health Minister serving as Chief Shepherd for Delight in Disorder Ministries. He has written two books — Delight in Disorder and When Despair Meets Delight.

4 comments on Episode 1 – Faithful Family

  1. Tom Vandergriff says:

    Just listened to your first episode. Congratulations on a great show. The content was excellent, the honesty awe-inspiring, and the technical side was professional (I really like the way you broke up the questions with music in the middle). Glad you didn’t delete the podcast file (in reference to what you said at the end of the podcast). Keep up the great show. I look forward to the next episode.
    Very well done!

    1. Tony Roberts says:

      Tom, what a very thoughtful and encouraging response! It is so nice to re-connect with you. After serving with you in the backcourt of the Woodmen b-ball team over three decades ago, it is now a privilege to serve with you in the ministry of God’s Kingdom.

  2. Mark Teike says:

    Well done! Genuine, honest, raw, heartfelt and transparent! Thank you!

    1. Tony Roberts says:

      Thank you so much, Mark, for your encouraging words. Eric & I have been blessed by your support.

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