• Buy The Book

    Not a "How To" book...A real biography of the journey of discovering bipolar

    "Whoops I Married a Bipolar"- AUDIO BOOK

    This title is not meant to insult anyone, but that is what went through my head when I realized the reality of my loved ones illness. This is an inside look at the story of my experience of falling love with someone without knowing he had mental illness.

     

    The story is an emotional and spiritual reflection of the unfolding of bipolar disorder in the relationship. It is the story before the diagnosis. I want to help people realize what they are dealing with earlier and remove the shame of staying in the relationship. It's not a fairy tale, and we are not saints, so prepare yourself for the real adult story of love with a spouse with bipolar.

     

    CLICK HERE or on the image for purchase. $12.99 Audio Book

  • Book Reviews

    Temple uses her unique perspective, hard-won skills and empathetic Heart as she turns her focus toward assisting those who live with this bi-polar phenomenon in their home.

     

    This book is an eye-opener and a must-read for those who feel alone in this situation. There is hope for your relationship.

     

    LR, Portland OR

    After a year, I never even read her book until this week when I bought it online.
    After reading it I am even more convinced how relatable her story was to me. Our husbands may have different diagnosis- but everything else was so familiar!
    She is one of the folks who inspired me to start blogging my story. She doesn’t know me, and I don’t know her/ but I appreciate her so much. Thank you for sharing your story. Thank you for inspiring me to share mine!

     

    Sarah

    Temple! What a great book! There were times that I felt like you were talking about my life, I think all of us can relate in so many ways! I’m really looking forward to the second one. Our mental Health system is sooo frustrating God Bless you and your husband. I have always thought about writing a book, I’m so glad that you did! And the title at first glance had me go hmmmm...and then realizing that we have to laugh instead of cry sometimes! I didn’t think it was offensive though.

     

    Jenny

  • “Understanding how we are affecting the world and how the world is affecting us.”

    – Temple Leffingwell

  • Service and Support

    Click here for the support packages to use me as an Advocate for Healing in your relationships.

    Immediate support available. Message me through Instagram for fast access.

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  • Follow Me @imarriedbipolar on IG and Clubhouse

    I have dozens of free videos in the IGTV section of Instagram with real time situations that you might face with your bipolar spouse.

    IG Comments

    Thank you for your posts. They help me with having more compassion with my husband and daughter who both suffer with bipolar..I get so frustrated but have to realize it's not them..its the bipolar. You are so right about having time to yourself. It is so important and helps a lot. It is hard being a caretaker in a marriage..and no one to care for us..we have to make it priority to care for ourselves as to not get burn out!

    Instagram Follower

    IG Comments

    @whoopsimarriedabipolar .
    I still feel like I was meant to stumble on her page. I was meant to see her story. I was meant to look at her videos and absorb the tips she posted online on managing life with a bipolar spouse.
    John was later correctly diagnosed with schizophrenia and correctly medicated (so far!) but I never forgot Temple. This entire time, I never even read her book until this week when I bought it online.
    After reading it I am even more convinced how relatable her story was to me. Our husbands may have different diagnosis- but everything else was so familiar!
    She is one of the folks who inspired me to start blogging my story. She doesn’t know me, and I don’t know her/ but I appreciate her so much. Thank you for sharing your story. Thank you for inspiring me to share mine!

    IG Follower

  • Join my advocacy group on Clubhouse. It's an audio platform that you can jump in and just listen or participate in the experiences of living with a loved one with bipolar and other mental illnesses.

    Currently it's on Wed at 3pm PST. You need an invitation to join Clubhouse. Send me a message here or through Instagram to get the invitation.

    Group Support! Find me @imarriedbipolar It's FREE!

  • Profiles

    Speaking to make change!

    Temple Time

    See the world through my eyes, you'll be amazed what you see.

    Most of society see's the physical reality as the truth of their circumstances, I see the Spirit of our lives as the truth. The conditions can change dramatically by our actions, we can be rich and poor, healthy and sick in the same lifetime but if we focus on our spiritual condition first, the earthly conditions won't have the power over us.

     

    I started at out in my 20's teaching awareness to teenagers on how to understand what they were creating with their intentions and how to see God all things, no matter how it looks. As I got older so did my clients and now in my 40's I have supported many marriages and families in healing. I am a voice for the family to speak to each other with clarity and a spiritual mediator to always reflect what it is that God wants us to see and to coach the family on how to bring prayer into their lives as a tool. Also, to see past the veil of emotions and pain, but the true growth that is to evolve our souls.

    Speaking Events

    I have been doing workshops for 25 years and have attended more then I can count. I love to talk to groups!

    If you have an event that needs a speaker on relationships, mental health and spirituality, I'm your gal.


    Contact me through phone or email to schedule me for your next event.

    971.226.6589

     

    Deborah Kimbrough (Guest Speaker)

    Pastor

    Deborah Kimbrough is a dynamic speaker that brings the heart of God to every talk. A wife of a Pastor, a mother of four and a powerful singer, she knows the truth about the love that is divinely yours. You will be moved. She is the Co-Pastor of Unity Family Church in Vancouver, WA

    Connie Miller (Guest Speaker)

    Spiritual Teacher

    Connie has studied the teachings of ancient healers. She is authentically connected to Spirit and always delivers a gentle yet powerful message.

  • Testimonials -

    "I have seen miracles take place from businesses being developed from nothing, cancer recovery, healed marriages, falling in love after great heartbreak. I don't make those things happen, but I will help you see whats possible for you and how it is possible to manifest the miracles." Temple Cartmill

    How People Are Affected

    "Temple, first I want to tell you I did sleep last night. I have thought about our time yesterday, really learned a lot about myself from you - you are right on the mark. You really do have a special gift.
    I wished mostly that I had recorded our conversation so that I could listen over & over not to miss a thing. What I do know is the path my life has taken has been what my subconscious is comfortable with. I will change my thinking and be the conscious woman I deserve to be." (2014)

     

    "The Conscious Woman is a place of refuge and strength to me. It's a safe place for growth and weakness the same, without judgement or consequences. I always leave feeling like I've made new friends with my peers and myself."  (2012)

    Real Pain

    I want you to know that I know about real pain. I'm not talking about rips and tares, I'm talking about the darkest seasons of pain. The time in life when you have no hope, no direction, and your barely holding on. I know that place. I have been there. I will share a bit of my experience in hopes that you will feel safe talking to me.

     

    I waited my whole life to have a child. I have hormonal issues as a teen that kept me on birth control most of my life. The relationships I had been in never leveled out for me to feel safe to have a child. Then at 37 I met someone that I thought would be my life mate. A few years into the relationship I got off birth control and we got pregnant. It was the miracle I was waiting for, however, I had a miscarriage at 6 weeks and it was completely devastating. I had to take time to find out what happened and get my body corrected. I wanted to try again, but things started to fall apart with my marriage. My husband was showing very serious signs of mental illness. I always knew there was something wrong, there was enough good for me to hold on and support him to heal, but things quickly went downhill. He had a complete mental breakdown and refused to get help. I stayed enclosed with him for months while he raged and spiraled out of control until he ran off and stayed away for months. It wasn't until he almost lost his life that we were able to get him diagnosed and treatment for bi-polar disorder, but the treatment was to late and the battle was to long. So much damage over the years of trying to get help had cause a split in the marriage that we couldn't save. I thought I had lost my husband to mental illness and also any plans of having a family of my own. I battled the darkness that came into my house for months and months, and not only did God restore my life, my husbands life and brought us a great new home, God has restored my heart with forgiveness and a strength that I never even new I had.

     

    I'm telling you this because I know what it feels like to be someone of great faith and feel like God has failed you. It is the worst feeling in the world. I know what it takes to get through that season. I have done it and so will you.

  • Templesworld Pricing is suggested donation- to call directly: 971.226.6589

    Not therapy. Real time results.

    What will happen?

    The time with me will not be about the client dumping a bunch of emotions on me or on other members of the group. It does not take me long to get the picture of the energy that is being exchanged between loved ones or the spirit of the blockage. I will quickly identify what it is that is causeing division and we will talk about practical solutions and spiritual solitions.

    God is my source of information and find my direction by asking my source to tell me. I offer hands on support to people midst of chaos. That is paired up with years of personal life experience and a large history of studies.

    Speaker

    I am available for speaking engagements on any topic that you want someone to bring enlightment to. Marriage, money, health. I love to work with couples that we can use real life situtations on the spot to create healing and better relationships through prayer and conscious thinking.

     

    Public speaking is my favorite way to bring healing. Its live, powerful and always exciting.

     

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