Thanks, but the Tech Center is way too far away for me. I'm a Boulder County Woman :-) and anything south of the Chez Artiste isn't doable on a Saturday Night. Besides, after having a glass or two of wine I'd have to call a very expensive cab. Please keep me in the loop.
Yes, I remember as a child being told to make friends to try and get them to come to church-now – I make friends because I like someone. I think if we lost friends because we left the church – they were not really friends. The façade is off and veil is lifted and the world is a much more interesting place.
I have not been LDS for many years but I am still effected by it –
My parents never talk about me – so no one will ask them what ward I live in. I feel my life in the church would have been a lie – I do feel authentic and I am glad I did not take the easy way out. I know they will never be proud of me - or even know who I really am.