Finding Religion Dreamed 3597 days ago | | 342 words

Why is it so weird emailing my parents to tell them I am converting to Mormonism from…. nothing? I don’t expect them to have issues with it. And even if they did, it’s not their life. Religion is a personal thing and different for everyone. It’s not something I talk about often nor and that’s how it will stay. It’s an exciting time though. Another chapter of a book to be opened and explored.

I am becoming Mormon.

I’ve been going to church with Annie for the last few months. It’s been a good and positive thing in my life. I’ve met some really nice people and the belief system is right in line with my own (no alcohol, drugs, smoking, tattoos). There is also a huge emphasis on the family which I really like. And there is a belief in “sealing” a family together forever so even after death you are with your loved ones. There is also an overwhelming positivity that comes out of the Sunday mornings I attend.

It’s interesting getting to listen to different people speak every Sunday on a given topic. The perspectives are always fresh and the messages are always heartfelt.

I’ve always considered myself Christian and lived by those basic tenets and ideals. This is just a solidifying of those beliefs into something more concrete.

I realize this may seem very sudden and out of the blue. But I’ve given it a ton of thought. And it’s what I want.

I see Annie as the girl I want to marry and spend the rest of my life with. That being said, I am not doing this for her. She is not making me. She has flat out told me she doesn’t care if I am Mormon or not, as long as I am me.

The beliefs of the church are pretty much in line with how I’ve lived my life and what I believe. There are certain things I will never see eye-to-eye with a church over but I recognize that is not a reason to reject a religion outright.


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