I was excommunicated from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in March of 2004 and am that person who has pretty much lost everything to my sins and addictions. But I have battled back and am in a good place, with lots of repenting under my belt. I have been through many, many individual and group therapies, 12-step programs and more interviews and confessions than I can count. All of these experiences, both good and bad, have been instrumental in enacting a fundamental change in me. The result of which is qualifying to come back into the fold with my rebaptism in June of 2013.
As of now, I am employed as a professional contractor (not construction) and as far as callings, yes, I do have two callings and an assignment. For these I am grateful for because they have given me inclusion and access to many good people in my Stake. My one assignment that has the most bearing to this blog is that of a Facilitator in the Addiction Recovery Program, which is run by the LDS church.
As for this blog, it’s something I’ve been wanting to start for a while, and now feel I have the progress and maturity to tackle. I’ve not seen anything out there that talks to the ex’d person who is NOT bitter, apathetic or plan on leaving the church. Quite to the contrary, I have found life and joy in staying close to the church and living the gospel principles it espouses.
I hope my experiences are able to be of help to others as sharing them will be of help to me.