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Psychologically Torn

Started this discussion. Last reply by nomorelies Aug 26, 2012. 11 Replies

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

 

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nomorelies replied to Ben's discussion Psychologically Torn
"Ben, 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.   Listen to--and…"
Aug 26, 2012
nomorelies liked Ben's discussion Psychologically Torn
Aug 26, 2012
Bar Kokhba replied to Ben's discussion Psychologically Torn
"Ben, 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…"
Aug 12, 2012
Kristen replied to Ben's discussion Psychologically Torn
"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…"
Aug 10, 2012
Lauren liked Ben's discussion Psychologically Torn
Aug 8, 2012
La Vonne replied to Ben's discussion Psychologically Torn
"Check out this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBmMBy5oOHc There is a lot of pain from Mormonism"
Aug 8, 2012
Strawman Smith replied to Ben's discussion Psychologically Torn
"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…"
Aug 8, 2012
La Vonne replied to Ben's discussion Psychologically Torn
"Dear Torn, 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…"
May 25, 2012
Queen Lamoni replied to Ben's discussion Psychologically Torn
"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…"
May 24, 2012
Dan replied to Ben's discussion Psychologically Torn
". 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…"
Apr 15, 2012
Happy Guy replied to Ben's discussion Psychologically Torn
"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…"
Apr 8, 2012
Suspicious Minds replied to Ben's discussion Psychologically Torn
"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…"
Apr 8, 2012
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My Road of Recovery

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
Apr 7, 2012
Ben is now a member of Life After Mormonism (exmormon)
Apr 7, 2012

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