Top 5 LDS Convert Struggles:
When somebody joins The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, they are putting themselves into a whole new world and can face a lot of struggles. Depending on their lifestyle before, it can be quite difficult to convert fully. I was blessed to have some really caring people during my conversion
. Some struggles were easier than others. Let me tell you the Top 5 LDS Convert
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?
When I converted to the church in 2008, I felt so welcome. Everybody went above and beyond to be friendly to me. I felt overwhelmed with how nice the members were. I was reading the Ensign a few nights ago and came across a part mentioning converts and to be nice to them. I started reflecting on my experience joining the church and how nice everybody was to me. I’ve seen some other people mention that it happened the same for them; the members were all very pleasant. I am glad that is the case for some, but I’ve also noticed
When I posted my Rants from a Convert post, I certainly never expected to get the feedback that I got. Before I get to the point of this post I want to first say that I appreciate everybody who took the time to read my post and comment on it. I appreciate the advice, the sharing of personal experiences, and the feeling of not being alone. I appreciate the slaps in the face, and the gentle comforts that you all provided, both online and offline. It really meant a lot to me. The best part of it all, is that it got the ball rolling to get Kaia baptized!
(My Baptism in 2008)
I know a lot of y’all that read my blog don’t watch our YouTube videos, but this has been on my heart, and I actually intended to make it a blog before it became this vlog. Apparently, my mouth got ahead of my fingers..
I wanted to share it here so maybe others can comment with their experiences as a convert.
I converted to the church in 2008 after my youngest child was born. It was the best thing to happen to me and my children.