Parenting after Mormonism presents both unique challenges and opportunities. Our default upbringing may no longer match how we want to raise our kids. Supporting and learning from each other we can rise to the challenge.See More
"What an amazing journey you have had, thank you so much for sharing your story! It never gets old to read that there are others out there who take that leap and become happier people because of that choice. I am a mom trying to navigate…"
I was born in to the lds faith and had pioneer ancestors who crossed the plains. After my parents bitter divorce i moved in with my dad and we both stopped going to church, i was 16 at the time. I can remember my dad always saying how we could no longer be an eternal family and he seemed so depressed, even as a teenager i knew that sounded a little ridiculous. I stopped going and just assumed i would eventually make my way back someday. Fortunately for me i met my husband who was agnostic and he. Really encouraged me to think for myself and to always question and research what i was taught and so i did. Together we researched the mormon religion and i discovered that the stories i was told as a child were a lie to put it lightly. Although i know the truth about the church it is still so hard to fight the indoctrination especially all the peer pressure that the rest of my family who is lds puts on me and my husband. When all the answers are given to you about raising your children and living your life you don't have to think, as for me and my husband we prefer to teach our children to think for themselves and to have morals and values without religion.
Interests and Hobbies:
I love to sing, ski and spend time with my family
Love a lot of self help books, but i just finished reading the Hunger Games series and i am currently reading Parenting Beyond Belief.
Gladiator, Pretty in Pink, The Saint, V for Vendetta, When Harry Met Sally, Empire Records and i also love any history mini series.
Favorite activity after mormonism?
Sleeping in on a Sunday morning and waking up to the smell of bacon and coffee...yummmmm. I also enjoy the occasional glass of wine.
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