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THIS IS A GROUP TO DISCUSS HOW YOUR FAITH AFFECTS YOUR ADHD AND IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS ABOUT DEALING WITH YOUR PLACE OF WORSHIP.
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Started by teachermom. Last reply by Debi Mar 29, 2012.
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Started by Pink_523. Last reply by BlessedLady Jan 31, 2012.
Had a Dr's appt on Friday and I've known for years that he was very involved in his church so when he asked me about going to a church I related what I could from what I wrote here. The want or need to go to a church and the actual going is not connecting in my brain due to the wiring being too tangled. Ah...interesting.
He's says that in the beginning of treatment things might stay a little muddled until we hit on the right treatment plan. But as things clear up in my head, I'll be able to think about other things. Like doing things for myself - making me feel better and to find the courage to be a part of a church family again. Here's hoping.
It can be daunting. Keep shopping around for different churches. -More tomorrow.
I believe with all of my heart that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God. I spoke these words in front of my church 36 years ago. The next week I was baptized.
Church is something we did but it was fluctuating at best. I'm thinking my mom's adhd contributed to the non-consistent church going thing and it didn't leave a good impression for me to follow. I turned 18 and left home. No more church. I'm now 46 and have been been finally diagnosed with ADD. Looking back, the hard part about church was the actual sitting for 45 mins to an hour in one spot. If I couldn't keep my attention on what the preacher was saying it all got very boring. I tended to draw on the back of the vistors cards. I could do 20 or 25 mins tops but after that it's takes more to stay "there". I thought by being out of the house, I'd get out of doing the church thing and I did but it left a large whole that I wasn't able to fill up with anything else. I want to go back to it but am finding it hard to actually go in the doors. Acceptance that I'm a part of the "life" again. Can I do that? I told someone not too long ago that going to church took a commitment level that I didn't have. I have no idea what I meant but only that it was the truth. Being a part of something just because there's a group didn't mean that I needed to just join in. I'm very cautious in joining things even if it turns out to be a wonderful group. Think I'm rattling...fear is a thing I feel too. Not of if God will take me back becuase I've never felt that I was gone anywhere. It's the meeting of other people and HOW they want interact with me that gives me the creeps. That place during the service where you're supposed to talk to someone else? That whole thing makes me freeze up and I've barely mumbled to people even if I knew them prior.
I'm better at staying with it for longer periods of time now so I think if going involved just listening and not interacting, I could do it. Makes me sound like an odd duck huh?
I'm so new to this whole thing that I don't even know how to "chat". Will see, been on the computer a bit too much today.
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