"I probably wouldn't offer advice really... most people know what they need to do, but they lack the courage or motivation to do it. Instead, I would put my arms around her, hug her and tell her she is loved. I would look for her strengths, point those out to her, and show her how those strengths will help her in through this struggle. I would tell her to take care of herself. I would spend a lot of time just listening.
I would talk about the atonement, and how Christ can make us whole. I would ask her to pray, ask for priesthood blessings, and to read conference talks... and to search topics like love, faith, forgiveness, and hope.
I would pray for her, and I would call her often to let her know someone is thinking about her"
Sunday, December 23, 2007
What advice would I give to someone who has my "struggles"?
This questions was asked me by my Stake President (a church leader). (I was struggling mostly with the eating disorder when I wrote this. This was one of the first times that I realized I knew how to help me. I knew better than everyone around me - I just had to learn to trust me.
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I think your "lack of advice" is advice in and of itself. Learn to trust yourself. Recognize the love that is around you. That is good advice.ReplyDelete