My daughter entered the morman cult about a year ago. My nieve trusting 21 year daughter started dating this 24 year old morman boy in Jan. He proposed in March and wants to get married in august. We have tried everything to convince her to wait. This boy is a real imature jerk that is in a big hurry to win the lottery with my daughter. I NEED HELP!!! She lives in Vernal Utah.Are there any ex mormans out there close to her age that can set her straight? I live in the Los Angeles area , are there any support groups
because our family is going crazy. Thanks Rachelle
So what is your daughter like? People join the church for lots of different reasons. How's your relationship with her? If you knew what she needs and gets from membership in the church, and you have a good relationship with her, maybe there's a chance to help her see how she could get those goodies in some alternative way without having to swallow the whole Mormon parasite.
I agree with Dorothy, though. Convincing your daughter to follow a course different than the one she's on is unlikely. Think about people in love in general--they don't use reason to make their decisions, usually, so reason and rationality don't have much influence. But if you have a good history with her, you may have some pull with her.
That which you have no control or influence over, however, is best to accept and deal with. In the long run, you'll maximize your influence by staying connected, so don't burn bridges. I think that's good advice, though not always. In any case, I feel for ya.