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Faith and ADHD

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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MEDICATION AND THE LORD

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Christian mom adhd

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Deciding between christian denominatins and adhd

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Comment by Annabeth on October 24, 2011 at 8:13pm

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.

Comment by Therese on October 7, 2011 at 10:55pm

It can be daunting.  Keep shopping around for different churches.  -More tomorrow.

 

Comment by Annabeth on October 6, 2011 at 9:55pm

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?

 

Comment by Therese on August 22, 2011 at 10:47am
I so agree with everything you've said here Nancy.  No radio 'noise' in car has been a huge help to me.  Yes, He created us & knows we don't have long attention spans.  He's quite content, I believe, w/our shorter times w/Him.
Comment by Nancy G on August 19, 2011 at 11:49am
The one thing seems to help me is quiet time.  I was "born again" in '92 but it has just been recently that I realized He will direct you a lot quicker if we give Him quiet time so we can "hear" Him.  I always thought time and prayer had to be done hours at a time (and how can we devote a whole hour with everything else going on around us) but I was very wrong.  I find if I turn off the radio in the car or the TV at home, begin to praise Him, He is there, even if I only have 10 or 15 minutes.  He wants to be with us as much as we want Him.
Comment by Nancy G on August 19, 2011 at 11:36am
Therese, I agree wholeheartly.  Our family has been on a "journey" for the last 2 1/2 years (DH has been unemployed since '08) but even though He has provided.  We have a roof over our heads, food on the table (probably eating better~not fast food! lol), clothes, and utilities on, and working vehicle.  The greatest lesson I have learned is His time, His way.  Nothing will be accomplished if we try and force our way or solution into His plan.  I've also been doing a lot of journaling.  I must learn by reading.
Comment by Debbie on August 19, 2011 at 11:32am
Following him, hummm...what does that look like...working on it.  Yes, the best way to go, trusting the one who is in charge.
Comment by Therese on August 19, 2011 at 11:18am
So nice to know that God is in charge, because I'm certainly not.  The trick is learning how to follow him & what that looks like.
Comment by Debbie on August 18, 2011 at 8:55pm

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.

Comment by Nancy G on August 18, 2011 at 5:11pm
Hi Debbie, Therese and Stacy, I'm thrilled that I'm not the only new one to this group and that there are women still finding it.  Not sure how to do it, but I wish this area would become more active.  Do anyone else go to the site chats?  There is one this evening at 9:30 EST. if interested. 
 

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