Creating the perfect home and being the ideal handmaid for the household priesthood holder is time consuming. Add all that to the three or so hours of meetings every Sunday, the ferrying of kids to and from primary and MIA, the hours of genealogical research and temple work for the dead, the weekly Relief Society meetings and all the quilting, crafting, cooking, and scrapbooking those entail, and it's no wonder some sisters get naked and steal cars.
That's what happened to Sister Slyivna Beagly.
We don't know for sure what sparked her rebellion, what prompted her to get naked, steal a car, crash it, fight with police, then, steal a police car and crash it too--perhaps it was one too many jello salads, one too many exclusions from the blessing circle, or one too many demands by Elder Beagly to give the gift of mortality to an eager spirit waiting in heaven. We may never know what prompted her nude crime spree.
But Sister Beagly assures us that it isn't because she's bi-polar. Parroting generations of LDS elders and sisters, as well as Dr. Laura, she tells us in her blog that that mental illness is simply an excuse for acting irresponsibly:
In my opinion, bipolar disorder is the scapegoat illness. Anytime (sic) someone acts out in an inappropriate venue, they get to be diagnosed with some form of mental illness. This can keep them from going to prison (even though being on medications to keep them "stable" for the rest of their life can be considered its own type of prison).
God bless her. It's good to see a troubled sister accepting responsibility for her spiritual failings. Hopefully, she'll allow her husband to work the sacred oil into her scalp as he asks God to bring her peace. That's all she really needs, a patriarch's blessing.
I've been reading bits of Sister Hanson's book, Ex-Mormon, for some time now and love it. If you're interested in Mormon culture you'll love Hanson's wry take on growing up in Zion.
And a word of warning: Brother Brigham's Destroying Angels will smite you if you skipped that "Relief Society" link. Click it now unless your satisfied with being, or being with, a mere one cow woman.