Even though he had her signature on her reprimand and it went in her file. I was just too far underwater. Sigh. A good reminder of how we can be better servants of the Lord. I love the gospel/church with all my heart. I’ve tried to talk to them and join in with th . 1. Was it a bit uncomfortable (especially our dirty laundry)? I want to be obedient and live the way my Savior wants me to. (I think he kept notes..). It is true that the church is perfect, but the saints are not. No matter what others may or may not do, it is what we do that is important. This says more about him than it does you. President Hammond in NJ? If a guy say's that, "Call me if you need me" it may be to, get a friendship or to get some discreet relationship with you. I then looked around the room and looked at my friends each of which I would help in a moment. Also if a guy just keeps sending Good morning messages after a date, you don’t have to feel compelled to respond to all of them (if you did). Some people have said this to me because they did want to help, but didn’t know how. As much as l hate the term Call me if you need anything, l learned my lesson about forcing someone to accept my help. Pay being short never upset, yet another time in my life would have seen me collect it with interest. (hackingloop6 @ g m a i l . Bc she was a Mormon. Consider choosing one sister in the RS to share your thoughts and feelings with, so that SOMEONE in your ward can have an idea of what your are going through…. They continue to bare witness to me of their Love. He always asked how he could help. I’ve even picked up dog doo and taken trash out to the curb. I can now accept service humbly and with great appreciation and now I try to serve by doing, not just saying I will. In August 2001, without burdening you with details I had the worst anxiety attacks ever and now 14 years later I have been to church very few times. The extremely uncompassionate side of me used to say (and still occasionally says it), “Oh good grief, suck it up and go to church! I have been in situations where help was needed. For women, some specific window of time defines “later.” But for men, “later” just means any time after now. I actually do call if I need help. Prayers to you and your family. Don't misuse his feelings. An excellent goal is to have three to five people in your life that you feel deeply connected to; people that you can rely on to be there for you when you need to cry, scream, vent or just talk. That may not be true for you, but when my thinking, my interactions with others, my expectations of others, and my own attention to and care for others changed, so did my life. How awkward would it be if they DID ask you for something but it was not something you felt comfortable doing. So. Those experiences have been great but they lack a continuity that COULD have been better achieved by ward members almost every time. How hard do you have to make it?” I try hard to shut that side up fast, because through my friend, I have learned that for some people anxiety really IS debilitating at times, and it really CAN make it hard to go to church. I did not have a clue how to successfully have a quick visit with people and to introduce myself to people. Not boasting about good works … just trying to put out there that if we are creative and listen to the Spirit we’ll know when and how to help. You probably know how hard it is to NOT look at someone you like. I think it’s an elitist church that teaches I’m better then you. Amazon.com: Call Me If You Need Anything and Other Things Not to Say (9780827204980): Peterson, Cathy: Books Not one time!!!!. The sad part of this statement that I have also heard to be true, is the fact that the members of the church who don’t live in Utah show a lot more compassion to each other than those who live in Utah…..I hope and pray that this statement isn’t true. So I've been on a few dates with this cute guy and we really seems to connect. I agree with it putting the responsibility on the person needing help. Your testimony might be based on just believing, but there are some of us who actually DO know. Some sisters thought she was faking it at first, and they were pretty catty and judgmental (quietly, in groups, usually when my friend wasn’t around) about my friend. So, Hold on yourself, while I give out all the situations when a guy a says he misses you.. • What could I have done differently to make it easier for others to provide the help I expected or needed and felt I didn’t get? Our ward held a fast for us. My Bishop come to the Hospital to see how I was doing and I informed him, I didn’t think I felt well enough for his visit. Was I self suffenent enough to take responsible for all the trials that were happenings to both my Husband and my self at this time? I understand how that would turn people off and very glad your comment said ‘almost’ because you and your family would be the ones who would hurt even more by that decision. It was so nice to be able to just go make a small sandwich when you needed one. If we listen with “pure intent” to the total situation in front of a person’s/family’s need we will see areas that we can be of help. If you turned down your elderly branch president when he offered to help (I know I would have), it’s possible he misinterpreted that as you didn’t want any help and maybe he passed the word along. My husband said I ” was denying the blessing of service” of those who wanted to help me! Taking care of three very young children, while trying to unpack and still provide meals and clean clothes for my family completely overwhelmed me. June—and both the children …”. I think a lot of times, when we get offended by people at church, a lot of the problem lies within our own selves (not always, but a lot of times). No one even asked if there was any thing they could do. When we go into a group with the expectation that the group will not love or accept us, then of course, the group will have a hard time getting to know us well enough to know how to love and serve us when we need it. One of the RS presidents who preceded me was a firm believer in providing help whether or not the person admitted they needed it, and it alienated several families. He’s a guy. Move on. I think the simple concept of rephrasing to HOW can I help? In fact, it has been my experience that those members are the most selfish with their time. 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