Date: July 09, 2019 08:15PM
You nailed it, Wowza! God OWES them blessings, because of their suffering.
Laperla, you are right about relaxation. I relaxed, played, and had fun with my grandchildren in the back yard, last weekend, but I found myself telling my TBM relatives that I "babysat, fixed meals, and took care of the kids all weekend, so their parents could go on a trip."
My Mormon in-laws don't just hike or jog--they hike to the top of Mt. Olympus, or run a 10-K, and they give you the times, mileage, and altitude. Have you ever heard an adult Mormon answer, "Nothing." to the question, "What did you do on Saturday?"
Even better, is to do something to serve the cult It could have said, "...and I fellowshipped the non-Mormon neighbor's little kids", or the in-laws could have said a prayer at the summit, or donated a penny for each mile, or something like that.
Do do something just for the joy of it, or to rest and enjoy the reverie of the moment, is unheard-of, for Mormons. Everything must have a goal or ulterior motive.
So many of my friends, when they first leave the cult, ask, "What is my purpose NOW?" The cult accepts no illnesses, no excuses, no vacations, no sick leave, no retirement.
I'm so happy to be free!