The Wall I Built Between Me and God

The Wall I Built Between Me and God

It’s finally happened. My constant effort to control everything has caught up to me. Everyone told me I cannot control everything and I just laughed and said “Watch me.” I don’t know where my need to control everything comes from, I just know that it’s been a part of...
Get That Education, Sistas!

Get That Education, Sistas!

My mom has had a job for as long as I can remember. Growing up, I never thought of her as a “working mom.” Whenever I needed her, she was there. I did everything with my mom when I was little. I would go with her visiting teaching, to her “Daughters of the Utah...
The Pitfalls of Comparison

The Pitfalls of Comparison

As I am writing this, it is my 26th birthday. This birthday has gone about the same as my birthdays from the past four years since I returned from my mission. I always have what could be kindly termed “emotional distress,” but a more accurate term would be “complete...
Trying to Trust God

Trying to Trust God

Lately, Facebook has become a source of terror for me as each new day is filled with people who have moved on from being single to married and now to having babies. The latest in this parade of everyone else’s accomplishments was the announcement that my high school...
Pressure to Be Perfect

Pressure to Be Perfect

“Elisha, I don’t think you’re a bad person. I think you have unrealistic expectations for yourself. You have all these ideas of what you should and shouldn’t be and you don’t allow yourself to make mistakes.”   This was the first time I had met with a therapist....
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