I look back on my life and the gap between what I thought life was going to be and what life has become is a canyon instead of a ditch. I like to be called Mother L. My main life focus has been to be a good mother to my six children. Although I have put much effort into mothering, I still feel lacking. I am seeking to overcome these feelings of inadequacy. To begin I will share just a bit about me.
My purpose in starting this blog is to authentically share what I believe to be the truth, to share stories of both sadness and joy about me and those I love, and to hear about my reader’s thoughts. I began a journey to heal six years ago. Writing a blog is what my spirit is calling me to do as a part of my trek to continue to heal. It is my hope to bless others and to be blessed by others as we share ideas we genuinely believe to be the truth.
Three Children Leave Our Religion
Seven years ago, three of our children left our lifetime religion of Mormonism. I had heard of one and occasionally two, but never three leaving from one family at once. Our family attended church every week, we read the scriptures and prayed together on a daily basis, but yet our family was now divided. Unexpectedly and suddenly, three of our six children left Mormonism.
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A Broken Heart and Emotional Instability
I was constantly upset about half our children leaving Mormonism, and I could sense that I was suffering from a broken heart and emotional instability. My physical health also declined, and I knew I needed to heal but I didn’t know how even though I had been religious my whole life.
Modern Mormon teachings
After sincerely praying and studying for six years to find the truth about Mormonism and God, to my surprise, I recently left my lifetime religion, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS church). As a devout believer in the LDS church, I never thought I would leave the religion I loved, but I did. Through six years of study, I discovered authentic documents of the early history of the LDS church (Mormons) were very different than the teachings of the modern/current Mormon church. My husband and I now understood we had been misled by false teachings, but ultimately, the reason we left the Mormon church was
My son dealing with Bipolar II disorder – Focusing on Mental Wellness
Now I have shared some background information to help my readers understand I have spent the bulk of my time devoted to mothering and my religion which has greatly influenced the perspectives I share on this blog. My current main focus I will be addressing is mental wellness from a mother’s point of view. My son, Darrell, (name has been changed to protect his privacy) is dealing with Bipolar II disorder so I am continually searching, studying, and learning all I can about mental health to help him in every way possible with the ultimate goal for him to completely heal. On the journey to meet this goal, I am striving to apply every potential healing method that may lead to his full recovery; this includes seeing a medical psychiatrist and therapist although my preference is natural healing methods.
An important quality about me is that I do not leave the value system I developed while participating in the Mormon religion: to pray and read the scriptures, to be faithful to my husband, to help the poor, and serve others.
Although I am no longer a member of any church or affiliated with any religion, I cherish the scriptures that enable me to hear and understand God’s messages to me. The beautiful thing about the scriptures is that they speak differently to me each time I study them according to what I am experiencing in my life. I treasure the scriptures and view them as a precious gift from God.
Do Not Believe Me or Any Man
Although I speak what I believe to be the truth, I ask my readers to pray to God about the ideas and information I share to find out directly from God if they are true. Please do not believe me or any man. Always turn to God for His confirmation of truth. The last thing I want to share about me is I no longer depend on a man, I depend on God to receive confirmations of truth. I would like to state clearly that I believe finding truth is a process so as I continue to study and search for truth, what I believe today may change as I study and receive further knowledge. Therefore, I maintain the right to retract any incorrect statements and the opportunity to explain my new belief. I hope my readers would feel free to do the same.
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