Date: May 18, 2017 07:54PM
I recently got together with a long-time friend who is an inactive Mormon. I don't think she considers herself an ex-mo. We've never really discussed at length either of our feelings about the church. She's always been a partier and has never really lived like a Mormon. Her sisters and grandmother are VERY TBM. Her mother has always been an 'inactive' as long as I've known this family. Her inactive mother recently got sealed in the temple to her husband of 10+ years. This woman is in very bad health and doesn't expect to be around much longer. My first thought upon finding that out is that she was coerced into it out of fear by her TBM daughters because she is close to death. This poor woman is bed-ridden and in tons of pain, so why else would she get out of bed for the temple when she's had her whole life to do that otherwise?
When I got together with my friend, our mutual nevermo friend was with us. She mentioned to the nevermo friend that her mom recently got sealed in the temple and the reaction was, "OMG that's so sweet! How special!". I had to stifle my reaction.
I shouldn't be surprised that a nevermo had such a positive impression of the temple, considering that even being raised Mormon I never had an inkling of what went on in there (until finding this website!!) I sincerely wish that more nevermos would know the truth so there would be less conversions. Or maybe the church will implode on its own.