Clever observation on Divorce

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RS Teacher
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Clever observation on Divorce

Post by RS Teacher » Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:37 am

My twelve year old son made a clever observation yesterday that I thought some of you might appreciate. He has a friend whose parents are divorcing because (as my son put it) "the dad isn't Mormon enough."

I tried to explain why that would matter, saying that a lot of LDS people worry that if their spouse leaves the church, the family can't be together forever.

My son shot back quickly, "But if they get divorced, they won't be together now either, so how does that help?"

Common sense for the win.

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Re: Clever observation on Divorce

Post by græy » Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:03 pm

Good for your son! I love it when my kids show they're thinking for themselves.
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Re: Clever observation on Divorce

Post by Palerider » Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:22 pm

Yep.

It also points up the phenomenon that Mormon spouses will put up with all kinds of total b.s. and shenanigans from the other spouse as long as there's even a glimmer of hope that the offending party will "someday" repent and start being a decent human being as a member of the church.

But let a really good person leave the church and WHAMO! You get the axe.

Makes total sense.
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