"I spent a short time in ex-mo phase and fell into atheism. Since then, drink booze and coffee and tea (Oh NO!!!), wake up early, practice and teach yoga, and gave away my garments to a gay friend for his gay christmas party. My marriage is better,…"
"Even just using the simple Courtroom Analogy--if a courtroom only displays the defendant's argument, then the defendant will always be set free! You can't have a fair trial unless you hear both sides of the argument.
I was in your…"
"It's staring at you in the face. "Dad, we aren't going to church anymore." "We need a break." Tell him if he wants to pontificate to do it in a letter, but that all other conversations will be short…"
"Have you considered that maybe the reason he talks to your mother about it instead of you is because when he tries to talk to you about it, he can sense (through your body language or actual spoken language) that you're uncomfortable with the…"
"Thanks everyone!! Lots of your suggestions were helpful in the short and long term. Turns out, my dad and I Skyped again, and he didn't mention anything. He did, however, to his ex-wife/my mother (she even knows about my atheism). Mom told me…"
"The truth. It's hard, but without it, you're moving from living one lie to living another. Don't beat yourself up though. It sometimes takes more courage than a person can muster right away. In the end, though, honesty is freedom."
""So I pointed out that according to the LDS bible dictionary the purpose of prayer is not to change gods will, but to change our will and obtain blessings he was already willing to bestow, and I suggested that it would be wrong to pray to…"
"I respectfully disagree with your advice to lie to her father. Without supporting reasons to lie to him (she said honesty is not an option, but not why) there's no good reason to recommend it. Lying in general is not a good option,…"
" Here is my two cents.I think that since you have moved away and started your life you should just keep the peace.Let him think you are going and if he asks just change the subject.His life is his and yours is yours so let him feel good that…"
I'm married to my best friend, and we found our way out and beyond together. I love dogs, yoga, laughing, running, lemon drop martinis, appreciating the little things, making others around me feel good, and fighting for LGTB's rights.
We have the opportunity to live out of the country for a couple of years, so we are readily working on breaking our 20+ years of Mormon habits.
Favorite activity after mormonism?
~Running! (Exercise is SO much better than church!)
~Lemon Drop Martinis
~Bold coffee-two sugars, one cream please
~Lack of censorship and guilt over stupid things