My late teenage years were filled with high expectations of the future, versus the life my dad planned out for me. I was no different than any other eighteen year old as far as my views of the future were concerned. I tried real hard to figure out how to go about leaving home and making a new life for myself, I didn't know how. I remember calling my grandpa one time and literally begging him to let me move in with him and grandma. Grandpa told me that there wasn't anything in Idaho for me. He said I would have a better chance of making it where I am in Michigan. Now, I really didn't know what to do. I desperately didn't want to spend the rest of my life as a servant to my parents.
I became friends with one of the girls from church. She was moving out of her house and moving on to college. I longed to be in her shoes. I was extremely jealous of her. I thought she had everything. Someday, I thought, "I'd be able to do the things she's doing." My friend went off to college and I never herd from her, or saw her again.
I met another friend, a gal that was real out spoken. A real fireball. She was so noisy when she talked, my ears hurt. Me, on the other hand, was soft spoken and real shy. She said that she knew a guy that just joined the Mormon church, and he didn't know anyone in the Mormon community. She explained to me that he was tall, had dark hair, brown eyes, was slender, and real fun to be around. Miss Fireball went on to tell me that she went ahead and invited him over to meet me, a blind date, so she said. Well.....,was my face red?.....I never had a blind date before. She had her boyfriend bring him to her house which is where I was, and it made me very nervous.
I sat upstairs in her room fidgeting and when the door bell rang, I know I jumped out of my seat and hit my head on the ceiling. Fireball ran downstairs and invited them in. I heard her tell 'the guys' to go upstairs. I was on the edge of my seat. The door opened and there he was, this new convert to the Mormon church. Fireball was right in her description of Convert. Me, I had a memory flashback from Jr. High where the guy that stole all the hearts of all the girls was standing in front of me. He even came complete with the mole on his check. I had to pick up my jaw off the floor.
Needless to say, I went out with him and we did have fun. I continued to date him against my dads counseling. Convert sold his TV, so I could start college and I fell in love with a guy that said that he would take care of me.....


Interested March 25, 2007 at 11:58 AM  

Oh dear, I hope you have a happier ending to this than the one I am seeing.

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I spent a lot of time deciding if I should write this blog or not. I'm not a great writer and I'm not going to pretend to be. I need to share what I have learned and I might not make some people happy with what I am saying. This blog is a way for me to release the thoughts and feelings that come with knowing I grew up in the wrong religion. A healing process if you will.

How To Read This Blog

Please start with the month of February 2007 and read backwards. This is the most effective way to understand, in order, why I say what I do.

Handmaidens Creed

1.I believe in God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit as one God without beginning or end.
2.I believe the Bible to be the Holy Inspired word of God with full truth and righteousness. No other writing is.
3.I believe that the work of the Lord comes first. Before any temporal thing or person.
4.I believe that grace is a gift and Christ gives that gift freely to all who believe.
5.I believe that the beauty of a woman is contained inside of her and not by what she looks like on the outside.
6.I believe that marriage is sacred and represents the Godhead on earth; two are one just as three are one.
7.I believe that love is more powerful than any other power. Remember, God is love.
8.I believe that tithing is not a part of God's new covenant, free will offerings are. And that doesn't mean just money.
9.I believe that the Aaronic, Levitical, and Melchizedek priesthoods are abolished and Christs Holy Priesthood whom Christ is the "Great High Priest" is eternal.
10.I believe that every believer is a priest in the "Priesthood of Believers".
11.I believe that when two are one, nobody is to separate the one.
12.I believe that Christ is the only way to heaven.
13.I believe that our bodies are temples, not man made buildings.
14.I believe that liars make fools out of others and the liar hates the fool.
15.I believe that all believers are in authority to preach the gospel.
16.I believe that the word 'organization' to describe Christs body is evil and has no place with God.
17.I believe the Americas are not the land of Zion and Christ will return to His origonal land-Israel in the Middle East.
18.I believe that God has set out correct ways of worshiping Him, not man.
19.I believe in holding to the truths of the Bible and not mans understanding of it.
20.I believe that the world is full of evil and Satan can easily gain control over the minds of those who do not profess Christ of the Bible to be their only Messiah.
21.I believe that Saints are those who know the real Savior, Jesus Christ, of whom the Bible speaks of; not the jesus of a cult.