Date: January 12, 2017 03:18AM
Yeah, when my husband resigned, and I resigned a year later, with our children, his parents disowned us--all of us--even the grandchildren.
Ideally, religious belief should be a private matter, and none of your parents' business. Why tell them at all? The church is false, either way.
First, I would settle things with my spouse. In some marriages, couples belong to different religions, but if one spouse is Mormon, this doesn't seem to work. Open up to your wife how distressed you are at the Truths you are discovering. Yes, (genuine) tears help.
I stressed what I DID believe, instead of what I did not believe. If you still believe in Christ, in family, in love, or whatever, you can reassure your folks about that.
No matter how much you want to, don't do anything that your folks would interpret as rebellion. Tattoos, drinking, smoking, partying, etc., is not as important as keeping your family together.
I will assume your children are on the same page as you--children are often wiser than brainwashed adults. Saving your children is more important than placating your in-laws and parents.
Congratulations on finding and following the Truth.