I don't know how much this really helps....
By SeekingHelp
5/7/2013 1:28:39 AM
...But I am seeking advice and support once more.

I will be graduating from college here soon. Basically my WHOLE family (parents and siblings) is coming to see me walk. Well, I was on talking with my parents on Skype the other day and my dad mentioned me talking to my Bishop about receiving my endowment when everyone is in town. Talk about out of no where! I was flabbergasted and didn't really know what to say. All I said to them was "I don't know if I am ready yet." They took that answer, but now I feel as though I will let them down if I can't receive that blessing. This may sound funny, but I feel as though I am worthy to go do baptisms for the dead and feel good about that. In fact, I just renewed my limited use recommend and I feel like that is what Heavenly Father wanted me to do. In the interview to renew I just got this overwhelming feeling that everything was okay and I didn't need to worry about telling him anything quite yet. But that is really a tangent.

What do I do about my parents? I really truly don't feel as though I am ready for that step yet, so is this even something to be worrying about?


"Your answer to your parents was perfect. You do not have to offer more than that to them if you do not want to. They might be a huge support to you if you tell them the reasons but that totally depends on what your relationship with them is like. You have already answered your own question. If you don't feel you are ready, then don't. Start preparing! Make it a goal...but not for the reasons you are talking about here.

As far as lying in the interview goes...well, I would maybe think and pray about that a bit more. I don't know what you felt or how Heavenly Father works with you...But I know He doesn't want us to lie, through omission or otherwise, to our leaders. Please don't go to the temple with this baggage. It'll just make things harder for you. You deserve so much more!!"
posted at 21:15:27 on May 7, 2013 by maddy

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