Date: December 03, 2019 01:02PM
Quick recap from my previous posts. I'm a NEVERMO, my ex is a Golden Contact convert. Just found out she's been going and taking my daughters aged 8 and 4 to an LDS church for a almost a year. Her baptismal anniversary is coming up, so presumably she is going for her Temple Recommend. We have joint custody.
I have attorneys writing letters to all levels of the LDS hierarchy from her local meetinghouse to SLC asserting my joint legal parental rights and forbidding baptism and private interviews.
I know a bit about Mormon beliefs and doctrine (and am learning more) but I am still stymied by their structure and terminology.
So I just discovered things like... what they now call the "ministry" but what use to be "home" (for males?) and "visiting" (for females?) teaching where they basically come into the members' homes and preach? Sounds to me basically like bringing church to them only more intense and one on one?
And what is the Relief Society? More of the same? Are there other structures or functions of this type? Indoctrination in the home?
What do I need to know about all of that stuff? It sounds like something else my kids will be exposed to and that I should be concerned about. People coming over to the house and spending the evening talking about the church and further indoctrinating them sounds pretty heavy handed.
Please bring me up to speed.