I'm faced with a difficult decision and would like your input. My youngest daughter is turning eight in October and with that the expectation by her dad and all of the extended LDS family of her…Continue
"I hate to be a wet blanket, but if you're in the middle of a divorce, you may have a legal issue here. Who has primary custody? Has a mediator made recommendations on religious upbringing? Has a judge made any rulings? Your soon-to-be-ex and…"
"I'm frustrated to see that your child was baptized without your permission. What I do to counter-act the indoctrination of my daughter (7) is to tell her the actualities of the religion in ways she understands them and discuss them with her.…"
"I'm sorry to hear that they would not respect your rights as your child's mother to wait for the baptism. But I think you're right that this is primarily about following tradition and that for your 8 year old, probably didn't…"
"So the baptism of my daughter happened last night. My ex and I had agreed to wait for a while, or at least so I thought. The day before Thanksgiving I got an invitation of her baptism. Everything had been prepared in secret. I tried everything I…"
October 15, 2010 at 6pm to October 17, 2010 at 12pm
It's time to send you the first "official" announcement about the next Exmormon Foundation Conference! As in the past few years, the conference will be held at The Embassy Suites in Salt Lake City -- and the dates will be October 15--17, 2010. We should have all the registration information up on our website in a few weeks and I will let you know when it's up for view. We are working on a whole new system wherein you will be able to register, pay, and send the information we need all online!…See More
"While I agree in principal, we all know that those Mormons who are fully indoctrinated would insist the tradition should be carried out, that when the child turns 8, they are, by God's decree, to be baptized. They cannot, or will not accept it…"
"The purpose of baptism is so God can forgive your sins. Well at 8 I do not think she has any to be forgiven for. I do not know your belief system or relationship to your daughter. The parent that has custody usually makes the decision. As a non…"
"While writing "2" I came to an interesting new awareness of baptism. I offer this excerpt...
"I want to understand this, "Cadeau said. "The idea is to take an innocent, sinless child and baptize him for the forgiveness of…"
"Hi Liselotte. Yes, that issue is a tough one. Perhaps it might be good to let your daughter make her own choice, and to be supportive of that choice. In a way you would be showing her that it is important for people to get to make their own…"