I am a Mormon, and I am too scared to ask my bishop or the Missionarys so I don't. I have randomly asked in chrch, but I get looks like I am insane. I have looked in the BOM and the Bible and only found one passage... not too helpful. So what do the Mormons think about SI, cutting?
im not mormon... I am christian but if I say im religious I would be a hypocrit but I do know a lot about religions... and every religion out there sees self injury as wrong... hurting yourself is as bad as hurting someone else... if you cut yourself... imagine cutting someone else in the same way.. it isnt right one way or the other... if you feal like you nead to releieve your stress through that or whatever it is... try doing something else... like... pick up a sport...or whatever it is that may interest you... it always worked for me.. been varsity football since my first year of highschool. ... or even just talk to someone... there are some people out there who love listening to people and talking to them and giving advice ... im here for one.. message me or something if youd like anytime (I don't know if theres messages on this thing I just got funadvice today)
If you are trying to deal with this problem, here are some resources:
One thing to remember is that you are never alone, no matter how you feel, there are others out there that truly care about what you are going thru, and are willing to help you, you have to reach out, and say, I need help...
This may not be the religous answer, but sometimes people have to SI and trying to stop them only makes there emotional issues worse. If it goes on for years and years, that's when you do something. I had a friend who cut for a year and she suddenly stopped because she got it out of her system. Now she does it on rare occasion when she gets really freaked out by something. It's just your way of dealing with emotional pain and it's healthier then holding it in like most people do (myself included). If it worries you that much try other things like holding an ice cube or doing other non-permanent painful things. If you want more info just message me, my friend (that cut), my morman friend, and myself would all be more then happy to help you.
It's bad. Just like drugs, alcohol, pornography, and other addictive behaviors. Turning to something that hurts you is dangerous, and there is no way to over come these problems alone. It takes a will and drive to stop. I told a friend about my SI, and he helped me realize that it really is a problem, an addiction. Something I turn to when I feel alone and unable to cope. Talking to the bishop, or other leaders, or even parents (I didn't have a choice, my friend told my parents because he was worried about me.) is hard, and embarrassing, but will help to put you on the path of healing. The first step is to pray about it, and realize that it is abuse. It is self inflicted abuse. Tell some one. Don't do this alone.
I don't know about Mormons, but I'm a Christian and I know that God loves you, just as you are. I know what you're going through. Talk to someone you trust, talk to me if it's easier, but you must talk to someone about it. Your Church leaders are supposed to be there to love, support and encourage you, if they're really Godly people they will be understanding and caring, and will answer your questions confidentially.
I do know that SI is not God's way of dealing with things, He wants us to honour and take care of the bodies He gave us. Hope this has been helpful, for more details on specifically Mormon views there might be info on their website/s?
"I am not Mormon but I am Christian" is a non sequitur given they are one and the same in principle. I still find it odd historic Christians find Mormons not to be Christian when it was the church of the 4th and 5th centuries that established the so called "difference". The primitive Christian Church has been re-established in these latter days by a prophet of God, namely Joseph Smith Jr. According to historic Christianity, Christ and the apostles would not quality as Christians.
I am Mormon and this is what I think about SI. We have been taught not to have tattoos or multiple piercings or take in harmful substances because our bodies are sacred so wouldn't that also mean that SI is a sin? You don't own your body, God does so therefore you have no right to hurt it intentionally. The only reason that there is no passage in the BOM or Bible is because it didn't exist quite like it does today, there were suicides but no 'cutters'.
I am ...but im not active...and Mormons aka Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints are Christians... Anyway find someone you trust that you feel wont judge you. Maybe the bishop might not be the best bet. If your talking about it you know you want to stop it. Im not sure if you can make yourself stop but the first step is realizing your a unique and wonderful person. But obviously in some kind of pain.
sry about the confusion guys.. I know mormons are christians... what I meant to say was.. though I am not mormon I still am a christian...
The only group who promotes self injury is the Yakuza