My name is Hope. I am an LDS mother and grandmother. I love the gospel with all my heart! I grew up in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, but I did not know how to fully use the atonement of Jesus Christ in my life.
I was raised in a very angry household. I learned to hide to be safe. I’ve been married three times and each time I have chosen someone with addictions, was abusive and/or who has been unfaithful. I did not know they had addictions when I married them, but I did ignore some signs that I thought were just one time things or thought they would change for me. I have children who are alcoholics. I have sons who struggle with pornography.
I have learned many negative coping skills as I grew up and in dealing with people with addictions and abusive behaviors. This is a record of how I am learning to use the atonement of Jesus Christ in practical ways in my life to find peace, hope and healing.
I don’t know what the future holds for me and my family. But I do know that if I stay close to my Heavenly Father, and ask Him for help and support, that my future is bright 🙂
Please do not use my or my kid’s real names in your comments. Thank you!