Date: July 22, 2018 01:53AM
Congratulations! My children and I resigned together, 10 years ago, and the first day out, we cried for joy! My hopelessness, despair, and lack of self-esteem went away, and never returned (except for normal life events). That was only the first day! It has been 10 years, and our lives have gotten better and better. If I were superstitious, I would say that God has blessed us more than ever!
I purposely kept my belief in God and Christ, and the teachings of the bible Christianity, because it would have been too great of an upheaval to give those up, too. I simply separated out and disguarded all the JS garbage (polygamy, the BOM, BOA, D&C, and the Mormon interpretations of the Bible and God, the temple weirdness, racism, sexism, anti-gay stuff, hatred of other religions, paying money, all those mandatory "callings", the Mormon social hierarchy, and all the gossip) and was left with pure Christianity. Love!
In the learning process, I even questioned the existence of God, a few times, but I have a better personal conviction of God. I won't go into it, but I do know that Mormonism is not God's church!
One of the greatest reliefs is that I don't have to argue with my children anymore. They were wiser than I, and not as brainwashed as I (we were all BIC), and they never could talk themselves into believing the JS story, and that Heaven excludes Mother Theresa and their favorite school teachers, just because they aren't Mormon. My children were never racist or sexist, so they couldn't support those notions. The Mormon priesthood leaders actually physically abused my children, when they didn't follow along perfectly. When I found out about that--we were out. I'm sure if I had stayed in the Mormon cult, I would have lost my children.
No. No God there. No love there. No real friendships, either. You will never want to go back. We didn't.
May you always remain close to your children. You are heroes, in my eyes, for saving your children from a cult!