In Parts 1 & 2 recorded on May 28, 2019, we begin to explore the top issues/tips for Mormon women after a faith crisis.
In Parts 3, 4, & 5 recorded on June 25, 2019, we focus on changes in sexual roles and perspectives as a progressive or post-Mormon woman.
Our panel includes marriage/sex therapist Natasha Helfer Parker, transitions life coach Margi Weber Dehlin, and Dr. John Dehlin.
I think the stereotype that women overspend and can’t stay in the budget is also a product of them feeling trapped, stuck and having no creative outlet. Shopping for new clothes or decor for the house is a way for her to be creative. I think it’s important to have some empathy for some women where shopping is their creative outlet rather than labelling them as shallow or having no self control.
Also, my story is that I met someone who I was crazy about, but because he wasn’t Mormon enough (drank socially, had doubts about the church) I broke off the relationship. Shortly after I met someone who I ended up marrying who although has a lot of great qualities, I just didn’t have the same chemistry with him or excitement about being with him. I married him because he was the good Mormon man I was supposed to marry. Now that I’ve left the church, I have been dealing with intense grief for letting go of the “not Mormon enough” guy. I would love to hear more stories of women who dealt with this problem rather than just the people who made their marriages work.
I am really struggling about the staying/ leaving thing for the community benefit. I no longer Beleive the church was ever true and it has been hard but I do love the friends and community I’ve has in my life. I’m scared my kids will lose that….either passively through just not going or forced on them by church members who won’t let their kids play with mine because we don’t go to church. My parents were ones who wouldn’t let us play with non-members and that never sat right with me….we haven’t told the kids yet and for now we are “keeping up appearances” until we decide how to handle this sensitive situation