Mother Who Knows
Date: December 06, 2018 01:24PM
Well said, Done & Done and cl2!
"The Miracle of Forgiveness" accused me of being to blame for being beaten and raped! I had PTSD for years--still have a touch of it. I'm sure I would never have recovered at all, if I had stayed in the cult.
I agree that the Mormon cult has dissed some good opportunities to build old-fashioned rapport and loyalty among its members. In those days, we we had each other's back. These days, Mormons are in competition with each other, clawing and back-biting their way to the top. Where's the love?
For Mormon youth--does the Mormon cult still have that big New Years' Eve meeting at the conference center? I hear the first presidency fireside last week was real Christmassy (sarcasm). The Mormon youth don't have Scouts anymore. Oh yeah, they get Pioneer Trek!
I differ with the Mormons, because I don't think it is noble or righteous to SUFFER. The cult lost my loyalty, when they told us to clean the building.
The cult has reached new low's. The young families I know, are not as invested in their wards, these days. I notice that my one TBM daughter and her TBM husband don't take their kids to the ward Christmas party, or to the neighborhood summer party, or to any other activities (maybe there are no activities?). Their young married TBM friends don't participate, either. There's always something better to do as a family, they the Mormons like to socialize on their own, outside of church control.
Many Mormon baby-boomers and grandparents admit they go to church purely for social reasons. Lately, even these members feel no reason to attend anymore--especially if they are widowed, if they like to travel, if their grandchildren live far away, if they have winter homes elsewhere, if they don't want to go on senior missions, if they don't want callings in the nursery. Older Mormon women are very upset at losing the social contact of Visiting Teachers. They miss the RS cultural refinement lessons, the Singing Mothers, the luncheons, the bazaars. Now, it seems that RS is just an extension of priesthood meeting, if RS exists at all, anymore. Sigh.