Friday, February 13, 2009

Mormonism takes

Mormonism takes a great deal, but gives very little in return. Because every time I visited my mother I got loads of guilt heaped on my head ("Get your fresh guilt here! Fresh guilt! Get your fresh guilt here!") that made me resent going to see her. What stopped me going to see her were the silly lies she told people about my girlfriend who is now my wife.

Apparently my wife made me give up Mormonism. This only works in my mother's head. The maths are simple. I left Mormonism in 1981, I met my wife-to-be in 1989. Doesn't add up, does it?

However, I recently started going over to see my mother again. At my wife's insistence, I have to add. And things are pretty cool at the moment...

No guilt trips round the bay, no attacks on my wife.

2 comments:

Red Accordions said...

Hi,

I'm a Ph.D student at the University of Utah. I'm trying to work on a radio project and remember hearing about a phenomenon involving LDS folks who apparently, in hopes to get around the "no sex before marriage" rule, would clandestinely head to places like Las Vegas, get married, have sex, then get the wedding annulled before heading home. I'm hoping to interview folks who have either participated in this phenomenon themselves or know of someone who has. I can, of course, keep the recorded interviews anonymous if someone prefers. I mainly would like to get a sense of a) just how common this is and b) what people's experiences have been. Any advice or leads would really appreciated. Also, if you happen to know of any listservs or discussion boards where I could post a call, that would be incredibly helpful. Thank you...

Cheers,
Esther Lee

Matt said...

Hi, Esther.

Visit www.exmormon.org The message board there will be of help, I feel.