Well, that about sums up my existance as a PK (Preachers Kid). Forever I remember getting up in primary and sacrament meeting professing "I love my mom and dad and brothers.I know the church is…Continue
"One day at a time. Being angry is something I spent quite awhile doing. I felt like I missed out on life experiences because of my LDS upbringing. I eventually came to a realization that I was spending more time being upset at my…"
Having 4 children when I left the church, I liked the idea of "family home evening" but totally revamped it and had a 'family home activate your spiritual and psychic abilities" evening. The kids loved…"
"I've reached a point in my life that's entirely different from my fundamentalist attitudes. And that is, whatever my children choose, sans prison, ahem, I will be there to support them. Were they to return to mormonism, after…"
"Hi Janice, Isn't it amazing how much what we experienced still affects us as adults, especially as parents. Be strong for your daughter. Be honest with her and your feelings. Being divorced is tough enough for both of…"
"Sounds like all you can do is have conversations with her about what you've shared, that many with her talents develop eating disorders etc. Though young enough, she may choose other avenues in life that don't have much to do…"
"Thank you for your helpful comments and information. I didn't share that she is a gymnast, and as a daughter of a verbally abusive man, I think she is susceptible to developing an eating disorder. I worry that she'll become addicted to the…"
"Actually you can take the religion out of fasting, if your daughter wants to fast. Many people fast as often as once a week, just for general health purposes. She should also be aware that many true blue mormons cannot fast for health…"
"Hi Kristen, You have endured much pain in the Mormon Church as many of us here have. Patterns are interesting, they tend to pull us back into what is familiar. I would love to send you a chapter from my book (Loved into the Light) on Identity. I…"
"Hi Kristen. Thank you for posting that. I have been out of the church for 20+ years and I still have those feelings of deep sadness and insecurity sometimes. Last Sunday my 12yo daughter said she was going to fast. Her father (my ex) has decided…"
I think its normal to feel a pull to a place and a system of support that is familiar to you.
It sounds like you have lived through some pretty challenging emotional feats. Divorces are emotional traumas! Moving to a…"
"We have to have sound thoughts planted in our minds if we want our kids to think for themselves. Your child may very well be contented with his life right now, and you can't force change where none is needed, no matter how grave the…"
"Wow, that thing about children and bearing of testimony.. I so recognize that. i spoke to my 10 year old soin yesterday-my soon to be ex husband still takes our children to church.. I asked my son what a testimony is.. He doesn't know. I asked…"
Being a mom to my two teenage boys is my greatest joy. We recently relocated to Kansas from the great state of Arizona where I was raised in "little Utah", Mesa, Arizona. Trying to severe my feelings of guilt and familiarity with Mormonism has been a true stuggle over the years. Here I go again. :)
Interests and Hobbies:
Spending time with my family, bbqing, laughing, watching my sons in sports, scrapbooking, cooking and crafting are some of my favorite interests and hobbies.
Eat, Pray, Love
Sweet Home Alabama
Favorite activity after mormonism?
Ocassional drink with husband and friends (silly huh!)
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