Date: January 11, 2018 09:01PM
So, I’m new to this board. I’m still a TBM as far as everyone but my husband knows. I haven’t taken any steps yet. I’ve been working out some nagging concerns on this board to help give me the courage. I resolved the concern of finding a new community on a previous post. This post is about my concerns that my awesome husband is still a TBM and how this divide will affect my three kids (6, 4, and 1). My husband was raised in a divided household and he’s awesome so you’d think that would give me comfort except his brother committed suicide and I can’t help but wonder how confusion played a factor in his depression. Family scripture study and prayer are very much a part of our routine. I’m atheist now and personally, the Mormon teaching I struggle the most with is this dependence on getting life’s answers from the Holy Spirit. It played a major role in my struggle with mental health (E.g. After the birth of my first son, i thought the spirit confirmed I should try to kill myself). And I see how this teaching has destroyed my friend because the spirit keeps telling her to do or not do all these things that are contrary to what she really wants (aka she’ll move across the country or break up with someone she really loves). So she’s both super neurotic and miserable. Anyway, I digress. The point is, how do we have a united family without confusing the heck out of our kids?
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 01/11/2018 09:05PM by startinganew123.