I have literally watched all of her videos on youtube. If there is one piece of advice I would like to give to her it would be "slow down". Finding out that Mormonism is false turned my life upside down. It takes time to find a new way of living. Leaving Mormonism, stop wearing garments, take down the wedding pictures, take of the wedding ring, getting a divorce, getting a tattoo "faith', all within a few weeks is going really fast. Go to a non-lds marriage counselor, give your husband some time to deal with all your new discoveries. It took me months of going back and forth the church is false but maybe it could still be true? Joseph Smith made some mistakes but could he still have brought the truth back as an imperfect man? I was not able to sweet talk polygamy or polyandry. Joseph went behind Emma's back with other women. So I thought to myself alright Joseph smith was a sketchy man but Brigham Young (BYU) he was the prophet who was a righteous man. Wow did I read quotes from Brigham Young he is just as bad as Joseph smith. 2020 I learned about the "Rainy Day" Fund worth billions. It really takes time to take it all in, the multiple first visions, the sear stone all that.
Yeah...Slllloooooooooowwwwww doooooooooownn. I hope she and the soon to be ex-husband do not descend into a bitter divorce. I felt a little uncomfortable when she was holding back on bad mouthing CJ. What ever his problems are, the super-classy thing is to not give us an idea that he has more problems than we have already heard about. That was my one cringe moment in the video where she tells us that. I wonder if the LDS law arm will help CJ lawyer-up thinking about custody of kids and what not. In the chess game of life, one might need to appear to be thinking before letting your opponent know you have moved.
At 26:52 minutes in he tries to proof that the church is true to her.Sadly in my own faith journey I used to read FAIRMormon because I just knew that Mormonism had to be true. Reading mormonthink felt like reading something forbidden that I should not do. It took me months to accept that it is all made up. The fuzzy feelings that I had at young women's camp must have been the holy ghost saying to me that this is the true church. Slowly I found out that young women's camp is made to create those feelings. By singing songs together and by listening to faith promoting stories. I was a stay at home mom when we left the lds church and my so called Mormon mommy friends would not talk to me anymore once we resigned our membership. Those friendships were fake friendships based on church attendance and temple worthiness and I broke the contract and left the club. She needs to take it slow and not throw out the baby with the bath water.
I remember when I gave myself permission to look at any source and go beyond anything 'church approved'. It felt like I was doing something extremely forbidden and that I had to cover my tracks so as to not get caught...the imagined consequences would be worse than getting caught with porn. Mormonthink was certainly more helpful and insightful than FAIR or the church website.
Funny you mention girl's camp. My daughters have been attending for a while... every year I tell them "remember to bear FERVENT testimony when the time comes." And I tell them that is what it is all about. I think that helps them realize at some level what is going on there. When I pick them up I ask if they bore FERVENT testimony. They alway tell me they don't. I think they are inoculated from the emotional manipulation.
The scripture that flashes at the time stamp you mention as Haleigh is shown in the Bible the truthiness of it all... she should have pulled out the JW Bible just to freak him out and show how screwed up all the 'scriptures' can be. The JW version is nothing short of a verbal shitshow. It is beautiful inthat it is a masterpiece of smeared verbal 'muerde'.
subeamnotlogedin Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Her marriage. In my opinion she should not talk > about her husband's issues online that is his > story to tell. He is a chiropractor and if a > patient googles his name Haleigh's videos are > coming up.
Yeah, I thought that was totally classless on her part.
She seems flaky to me. As you listen to her describe her life she's all over the place. I don't think she has any idea who she is or what she wants. Such people leave broken marriages, disfunction, lot's of moves and not really a dedication to anything.
The church seems to appeal to flaky and guliable people looking for some magical solution to their life. All I can say is there are no free lunches or magical solutions. People who believe in such are fodder for the predators and snake oil salesmen.
Needs to be in slow motion with an explosion behind you and you continue walking in stride... like in the movies. Of course it is all symbolism..not suggesting the explosion is anything other than pyrotechnics for effect. One might even utter the words "Yippi Ki Yay Mother F*****"