Friday, August 26, 2011

Another One Bites the Dust

I've lost count of how many people i know whose spouse has left them because they found out the LDS church isn't true. A bishop "counseled" my friend's wife to leave him (despite the fact that they have a good marriage and children) because he (the hubby) found out the mormon church was founded on lies and deception and he can't be a part of it anymore. Rather than discuss with her husband the facts he's discovered (ever read Journal of Discourses, by the way? Scary shit!), the wife figuratively covers her ears and says, "NAHNAHNAHNAHNAHNAH." Childish or cultist? Yeah, okay, both.

What a sad shame.

On a positive note, though, there are marriages that have been saved because one spouse or both discovered the morg was a fraud. 

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Donna Banta said...

This is mind-numbingly frustrating!! I've known bishops like that, and they're usually the same guys "who counsel" women to stay with their abusive husbands. I sure hope they can stay together. :(

sandi said...

Yep! About 8 years ago, i knew a woman in that exact situation. Her husband had been abusive for years, but the beating had gotten severe, so she FINALLY went to the bishop about it. He counseled her to "serve" him more, like that would help. WTF?! And of course, he counseled her to stay. Fortunately, the RS Pres DIDN'T have her head up her ass, and got her out of there. She ended up filing for divorce not long after she left.

Diane Tingen said...

Very sad, but not that surprising. I have stopped being surprised at just about anything that goes on in "that church." And as Donna said, this is the same type of Bishop who counsels abused women to stay with their abusive husbands. I began my journey away from Mormonism during my third marriage (to a very devout TBM), and although my leaving didn't end the marriage in and of itself, it was on the skids anyway because of a lot of other stuff (many, many issues). I do know, however, that if we had managed to stay together for very much longer, when I actually did finally leave the church, I'm sure my marriage would have ended, too because he's TBM to the core (which of course includes the requisite brain shut-down).

Cognitive Dissenter said...

Disgusting. Especially when they tout themselves as the church that is all about families.

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