Hello <3

My name is Andrea

I live with very strict parents, and they hate the mormon church. I do not. I believe it is the one true church and I would love to be baptised in the church. I'm really scared on how to tell them that im joining the church because My step Mom is a mormon who left the church, my dad left the church because he hates it. They have told me awful things about the church I dont want to believe. Like for exp: Women who arent married go to hell, and That when I go to the temple, ill have to sell my soul to Satan, and Ill be possesed by a demon as soon as I enter! Please I beg your help!!

Andrea from Elko,

2 Responses to “Parents against joining the church”

2020-03-15 12:25:58
Dear Andrea,

This is a major challenge! I pray for you as you seek to move forward in this difficult situation. As I prayed for inspiration, I felt one overwhelming impression: the Book of Mormon will be your source of answers. It will be the Savior's tool to bring you peace, direction, healing, and strength. Jesus Christ will be your best friend, if you seek Him. The Book of Mormon is a sanctuary of love, peace, and clarity for me, and I know it can be the same for you. It has this power because, like the Bible, it's goal is to testify of truth about Jesus Christ, and it was Jesus Christ who arranged for it to be available in our day.

The very first words of this book testify that we can have joy in hardship: "I, Nephi... Having seen many afflictions over the course of my days, nevertheless, having been highly favored of the Lord in all my days." (1 Nephi 1:1). Family relationships are very important. They can be our greatest source of joy. Because they matter so much, they can also be our greatest source of heartbreak. I hope that things with your parents will improve. You can only control your actions and attitudes, not theirs. They have misinformed you about the Church, and probably were misinformed by another. Being unmarried does not mean a women will go to hell. No one sells their soul to Satan or is possessed when entering the temple.

I recommend that you 1) try to study the Book of Mormon at least 15 minutes each day and follow the teachings (you can access it from the Gospel Library app or online), 2) use comeuntochrist.org and the Church Pamphlets app--Android and Apple--to learn true principles of the church, and 3) find more on the Church's website, churchofjesuschrist.org.

Jesus said, "In this world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world" (John 16:33). Seek His peace, and you will find it! God bless you as you welcome additional truth and light into your life, Andrea!
Richard Marble
2020-03-01 13:59:12
I think the best advice that I could personally give would be to rely on your faith in Christ and the Spirit. Our Heavenly Father loves all of us, and His spirit will help us in our times of need if we have the faith to act and recieve His inspiration. It's a very brave and courageous thing you're seeking to do, my prayers are with you.

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