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This was a mistake
By Ymir
1/3/2012 7:27:00 AM
I'm done. I didn't know what I was thinking when I joined a religious site to try and get some support and help Every time I see some religious message on my posts makes me want to go and cut even worse. Why tell these things to someone who doesn't have a bit of belief, much less hope. This is my last post. Hope you all do well in all that you do.

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Don't leave    
"YMIR, I have no idea what all your problems are, but I have read all your posts, and I can see that you are in a great deal of pain. I hope that you will reconsider staying on here. I don't post that often (I go through cycles). But whenever I come back here, I always feel better and more hopeful. I know you said you are not LDS, but whether you are or aren't, it is my hope that at some point in your life, you have felt the love that God has for you. I don't want you to feel hopeless. I know you aren't LDS, but I hope that you believe in God. If you do, then you must know that hopelessness is what the devil wants us to feel. If he can keep us in the depts of despair, then he has won a battle. As hard as it is, reach out to God through prayer and ask him to help you. I know He loves you, and He wants you to be happy. We have trials to help us become stronger and to give us experience that we might be a blessing to others. I know that's hard to understand or believe, but I have found strength from so many people on this site that have been through (and still go through) many of these emotions. Don't give up. Please keep coming back. God bless and keep you safe."
posted at 09:32:07 on January 3, 2012 by want2change
YMIR, if you come back...    
"1. Is there absolutely NO good in your life? You are quite fixated on the bad, on the bad feelings, and on the bad that you do. You are not just what you have done. Why are you your past any more than you are your future? Just because you can remember it? That's silly. You don't have to do what you have done. You are more than your problem. From what I can see in your posts, you are a decent writer. What other talents do you have? What GOOD is there? Ask someone who knows you to tell you your talents, and then BELIEVE THEM!! Look for the good in your life today. There must be something!

2. I would assume that you have been given anti-depressants. Do you take them? There is no shame in having a body whose chemicals are off-balance, requiring a little medication to set them right.

3. There may be 12-step programs out there that are non-religious, but I doubt they are very effective. Even AA acknowledges a "higher being."

My friend, there IS a God, and He is Christ, the Messiah. He CAN and WILL save you from this. He WILL ease your burdens and lighten your load. He COMPLETELY understands how you feel, even though you say none of us do. Do not reject Him. Try Him. Go to Him. Pray, even sincerely and with all the anger, hurt, depression, rejection, frustration, and sorrow you have expressed on this site. Put those feelings into a heartfelt prayer. You say you will never call your friends, so PLEASE call on God. You say you are so alone, but He IS there, full of love and understanding.

THERE is Hope. He is your ONLY Hope. Give Him a chance, in complete earnestness and sincerity.

Love,
BeClean"
posted at 10:42:47 on January 3, 2012 by beclean
Don't give up.    
"I believe in you."
posted at 23:45:55 on January 9, 2012 by Iamstrong
I wish you peace    
"I will not beg you to stay because we all must let each person choose their own journey in this life. Therefore I wish you peace and all that you seek in this life that is good. "
posted at 00:23:12 on January 10, 2012 by Anonymous
Look at my last post to you    
"I said that I didn't care what religion you are or if you have no religion at all. My best friends are atheists, and I love them. They are the salt of the earth, and they have so little and they give so much. They know more about my personal life and challenges and agonies than any member of the LDS Church. They are dog lovers (and animal lovers) like me. On a day to day basis, they have more in common with me than members of the Church. Do you see where I'm coming from?

I've given you my email address, so if you want to talk to an old guy who's taught at three major universities and one teacher's college, please drop me a line. But whatever you do, don't give up on yourself. I haven't given up on you, and neither has IAMSTRONG, et. al.

I'm not going to preach to you. Send me an email."
posted at 10:44:57 on January 10, 2012 by dog


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