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Pokie posted a topic in Advice BoardHello, I am a recent convert and not sure about a lot of things regarding mormon culture. Specifically Home and Visiting Teaching. My problem is best understood after a short introduction. Yes i am a convert, but also someone who suffers from depression and low self esteem. Through all the crap that has been my life, i have become a fighter. Someone who can be sure of herself and fight her own battles. But lately i have become worn down, as sometimes happens. I have several callings in the church, Visiting teaching(Which is freaking sweet, i have an awesome companion who is showing me the ropes and lovely sisters to visit) and as a YSA leader (Ugh). This being said, i still am lacking knowledge, so maybe i'm obsessing over nothing. Okay, now to the problem. I feel abandoned by my visiting and home teachers. I've only seen either pair once or twice, and none at all in the last 2 months. We have a fairly small branch, so its not like they won't see me. I guess the problem is that i'm not thought of. And this is tearing me up inside. I feel unloved, i know its stupid and creepy and weird, but i feel unwanted. I can't sleep from thinking about it, and sometimes i start to cry and can't seem to stop...(Its the combination of this and family issues). It certainly doesn't help my self-esteem. I mean i know i'm not a perfect and can come off as aggressive, but i don't know if i can fight anymore. I've fought for so much in my life, and i'm still a weak person who isn't worth it. I'm not sure if this is a battle that i can even win. Any words of comfort or advice is appreciated.
Greetings, everyone! I'm not sure where to start. I was baptized in 2006, but went inactive shortly after. Earlier this year, the Spirit prompted me to go back. I have not been able to go to Sacrament Meeting or the other meetings, every week, due to illness, though. It just seems if it's not one thing going on with me, it's another. My Visiting Teachers and Home Teacher have been over once since I've returned to the ward. I did meet with the Bishop a while ago about some personal issues and the possibility of me getting my Patriarchal Blessing. I am feeling very lost, in many ways, not just spiritually, and feel that a PB could help me immensely. I'm to have a lesson from my HT about PB's but he's not been here in a while. I know he knows, because he did come over to do a healing blessing with a member of the Elder's Quorum and I brought it up to him. I finally emailed my RS President and told her I haven't seen my VT's in a while. I understand that summer is a time where people go on vacations, etc, though. Come to find out, my VT's are having a hard time getting together to see me, as one is frequently away on business. So, I understand that. I emailed my HT and asked him about the PB lesson and he said we'd discuss it when I was at church. Well, I was sick and didn't go. No word from him. Now, I've feeling as if I'm unworthy of a PB or even just a visit from my teachers. I don't know if my Bishop knows any of what is going on. I don't want to bother him with such trivial things, though. Should I email him and let him know that I haven't met with him again about the PB(Oh yea, I was to set up a meeting with him after I had the lesson), because I'm still waiting on my HT? Or does he think I'm unworthy, too? I explained to my RS President what was going on with my attendance and she's understanding. She says that Heavenly Father knows that I am trying to go to Sacrament, etc, and that I shouldn't be feeling unworthy of my VT's or HT. Any advice would be great. I just hope my post makes sense as I'm very good at confusing people, especially myself! LOL! Love and Laughter, Christina
Hello Everyone, My name is Ginger. I am a single mother of two children. 8 & 14, at this time, however, next year they will be older. I am a professional freelance writer, I work from home and today is one of my chosen days off. I figured that I'd look around to see what type of LDS websites were out there and found all ya'll! I joined the church in 1979, when I was 19 years old. The sister missionaries began teaching me on a Monday and I was baptized that next Thursday. For seven years, the church was my whole life... Then something happened, it is called Gossip and it must obviously took a down-hill race. I was confused and terribly hurt by the telling of things that were not true to begin with. I walked away and no one, no other members ever came to even see about me or talk to me. Not my home teachers, visiting teachers or friends, not a single person came... That was 1986. Things have been hard, but they have always been hard. However, I do know that the church itself is true and all the prophets are ordained of our Heavenly Father. I do believe that the teachings of the church are true no matter how weak individual humans may be... It's been awhile, but I'm on my way back. So, now here I am... Please, Be good too me, as I always do my best to always be good to others and my heart is terribly broken... Ginger