What a journey this has been...I guess it all started when I was born into the church. My whole life was the church, I loved it with all my heart. I was president of the deacons and teachers quorum,…Continue
It sounds like you've had quite a ride! The best advice I could offer you is:
Question EVERYTHING? Truth can take all the questioning you throw at it without even flinching. On the other hand, error cannot.
It sounds like you are lucky to be alive. I feel very fortunate to have never been caught up in the drug world because I'm sure I wouldn't have been strong enough to ever leave that kind of addiction. I'm sure…"
"Thank you for sharing your story Ben. This really hit me with the torment and confusion of what you were raised to believe in and the moments of clarity that you need to look further into the situation for your own person truth. Drugs…"
"Dear Ben, I can relate to much of your story as my teenage years were full of drugs and alcohol. About the ONLY therapy that has worked for me over the years is EFT: Emotional Freedom Technique. It is a simple process that erases the…"
I am so sorry you have been through so much pain. One day you will look back on this and see how God has used your pain to help so many people. When we were Mormons over 9 years ago my daughter, 15 at the time was cutting. I was very…"
"Your definitely not alone. For me the cognitive dissonance created by the church made things worse, it is a psychologically toxic mixture that we've been force fed at times. Like all toxic substances we ingest, in order to get well we have to…"
Hi Ben It is good that you are off drugs and I hope you can remain so. Psychological disorders are curable. I prefer starting with psychologists over psychiatrists as the former does not prescribe drugs and if they are needed he can refer you to a…"
"Hang in there Ben. Set some goals and work to accomplish them. Set smaller goals that lead to your bigger goals. Be patient with yourself. Be patient with others. I'd recommend eliminating drugs altogether and seeking out a psychologist that…"
"It's a very painful story Ben, and unfortunately one that is played out again and again. You're not alone. Drugs and alcohol are just some of the mechanisms we use to cope with the pain. I think exercise is a good and…"
What a journey this has been...I guess it all started when I was born into the church. My whole life was the church, I loved it with all my heart. I was president of the deacons and teachers quorum, and first assistant to the bishop in the priests quorum. I got my Eagle Scout at 15. My bishop once told me that I was a spiritual giant. Being part of such a small ward in the middle of California required such faith.And then there was my dark side.I remember spending many nights in the bathroom…See More