This week, the Angels on Fire bring you Tips for First-time Drinkers. We asked other Post Mormons to share their advice, and we have brought it all to you! The Protect LDS Children Movement grabs a headline in Austrailia, and the next event will be June 10th, National Children’s Day. Get your button today! Next, we welcome Mental Health Therapist Tim Birt on the show to discuss two issues hot this week. First, a screenshot from the LDS website defining an inability to feel The Spirit as a sign of mental illness. And second, the announcement of the official divorce of the Boy Scouts of America (now called Scouting) and the LDS church. Colleen updates the listeners on the Sister Missionaries who have been coming each week. And in celebration of Mother’s Day, we share with you “Yo Mama’s So Mormon…” Catch the uncut video version of this episode on Patreon, with oodles of bonus content!
Links Mentioned in this Episode:
- Sydney Morning Herald: Mormons Asked Children Invasive Questions about Sex
- Protect LDS Children Celebrates National Children’s Day by wearing Buttons
- LDS . org defines Inability to feel the Spirit as a sign of Mental Illness
- Bloomberg: Mormons’ Breakup with Boy Scouts is a Disappointment
- Previous MHH Ep13 where Colleen shares Kombucha
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2 Replies to “MHH21: Yo Mama’s So Mormon she thinks not feeling The Spirit is a Mental Illness”
I’m so sad about the sister missionaries giving up on fellowship with you. It didn’t seem necessary and definitely wasn’t handled well. It’s definitely possible they were having emotions about things.
I wonder if they were counseled to stop going to your house by mission leaders, you know? In the past, I have overheard missionaries discussing avoiding anything that could be “anti,” whether it was singing Christian tomato videos, or reading Baptist hymns from an old hymnbook. It’s possible that they always have to be pro-LDS-Church 100% all the time…and they got caught. Ugh.
And feeling like you’re only worthwhile to missionaries if there is ever a hope they can convert/reconvert you…? Well, that’s all around gross. What a warped definition of love.
Oh man, you get it! Thank you for understanding. It did suck. I am sad to lose their visits each week. I really am. There was no part of me that was bitter or combative with them, I genuinely loved the time we spent together. It was an all-around horrible experience to endure. Maybe someday another pair of sisters will track me out again and we can love each other for the human beings we are again.
So glad you found Mormon Happy Hour, Jami!