Date: August 13, 2019 04:33PM
The bottom line is entitlement, and I don't think just women do this.
The braggart who brags that God is blessing them, is creating a facade of "humility." But this person is the most arrogant of all, because he/she believes that he/she DESERVES all these blessings.
Your friend feels that she deserves to be married to her money-making slave, because she has given so much of her life to the Mormon cult. She claims that righteousness. She wants that glory. Her Mormon God would not serve her so well, if she were ordinary, like you and I are. Your positive acknowledgment, either. It is all HER. The man-cave is a mess, but is it her husband's fault, or hers? Isn't it her "job" to keep the house clean, while her husband is away scrambling and slaving to get more money to bring home to her? Why doesn't she blame some of the bad stuff on God--like the messy house, the husband not having time to be with his family, etc.
This "friend" is doing a number on you, Lori C. Thank goodness you don't follow her example in your own relationships.
Life, relationships, and happiness is all about Love. Appreciation is an important expression of that love. In so many Mormon families I (used to) know, so much time and attention, worship and adulation went out to Joseph Smith, the Mormon God and the Mormon leaders, that the spouse, parents, and children were lost in the shuffle. It is like an affair! The fanatic's spouse and children get what's left over.
In the Mormon cult, the status of a woman depends on the status of her husband. Mormons equate money and status with righteousness. I now a lot of Mormon females, like my ex MIL, who end up being "armchair generals", pushing and prodding their husband like a work horse. She manipulated my ex FIL to run for higher church positions, as well. My ex MIL used to say, "It's up to the wife to provoke her husband to righteousness." Ex-FIL committed suicide.
Your "friend" would be hard to take, and I admire you for speaking up!