She hated new year’s resolutions too, so what she told me changed the way I view each new year.
Despite my depression I have always thought of myself as an optimistic person, until the day my therapist told me to stop...
We walked down the streets of Temple Square. The lights sparked as they surrounded me. The cold biting my exposed cheeks. While standing in front of the temple my activity days leader handed me a shiny little golden box with a bow on top. All of us girls were so excited to see what could be... Continue Reading →
I did not serve an LDS mission. I wanted to, but didn't. I felt so strongly that I was to prepare for a mission. But as I went to hit the submit button for my papers I felt that I
Struggling with both an eating disorder and depression makes believing I'm worthy of love difficult.
As a child I hated LDS general conference. It was soooo long and soooo boring. The only good thing about it was getting to stay in my pajamas all day while eating fruit snacks and granola bars.
How to use debt to come closer to Christ This was it, this was the moment. This was the place. As terrified as I was I knew it was time for me to enter an eating disorder treatment center. The only problem was that there was $2,000 down payment in order to be admitted. My husband and I couldn't afford that. We were just poor Mormon college students. We talked about selling our own possessions but nothing we had was worth that much. No matter how we looked at it, we could not afford the down payment.
How do I know that Jesus Christ is real without ever seeing him? You want the truth? Okay, the answer is no. No, I haven't. I never have seen Jesus Christ. I've felt his presence. I've read his words. But I have never seen him face to face.
That night is such a vivid memory while at the same time being a complete blur. I sat there listening to Wicked while hugging my teddy bear close. Crying until my eyes ran out of tears while the sun rose in the distance. I had never lost someone to death and was completely overtaken by the pain of it.