Top 5 LDS Convert Struggles:
1 – Word of Wisdom: What?! You don’t want me to drink coffee? Then how I am going to stay caffeinated?
2 – Tithing: 10%? You’ve got to be kidding me. That’s like giving you a new pair of shoes every month!
3 – Fasting: Ever heard of hangry? No? Let me tell you: when somebody is so hungry they get angry. If you don’t feed me you will see hangry.
4 – New Callings: Primary Teacher? You can’t be serious. How am I supposed to teach these children, when they know more than me?!
5a – Keeping Friends: Did you hear about Courtney? She’s a Mormon now. I heard they don’t do anything fun. Maybe we shouldn’t hang out with her anymore.
5b – And Meeting Friends: You don’t drink. You don’t party. You spend a lot of time at church activities. Revealing you are a Mormon can be tricky business.
This Top 5 LDS Convert Struggles post was done in fun. Not everybody is going to have the same struggles. The biggest struggle for me, was having unsupportive family and friends. If you want to help an LDS convert with these struggles, just be supportive and encourage them, even if you disagree with their beliefs.
Are you Mormon? Do you know any Mormons?