Dear Teenage Self

Dear Teenage Self, Today, as you sit surrounded by your friends in Young Women’s, you’ll hear a lesson about preparing to be a righteous Mother.  I know you’ll love this lesson, Teenage Self.  You’ll hear references to raising children and your thoughts will drift to the movie in your mind.  You’ll be singing lullabies to…

My Story: Guest Post by Claudia

Note:  The spirit truly has guided Claudia to contribute the Childless Mormon Support Blog. She found us through a recently written article and, it turned out, is exactly what we are looking for.  Claudia tells her personal story in this post followed next week, by a Q and A she so kindly filled out.  The questions were all asked…

What Gives Life Meaning

I watched my niece and her friends playing house the other day. There was a mommy and a daddy and kids. Sometime there are grandparents or pets involved in the “house” scenario too. This is a fairly common way that little girls play together. They are so good at coming up with storylines and situations…

The Alphabet as it Relates To Marriage

A few years ago I learned a beautiful metaphor for strong marriages from Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott. It was connected to the alphabet. They described three types of couple relationships using the letters A, H and M. The first was the letter A – these relationships involve a lot of leaning into your partner,…

The Unspoken Sisterhood

While I was struggling to find a subject for my first post last night, against my will I shut my eyes and consequently fell asleep. Here’s my dream: “I was dressed in white in the middle of a war zone. I could see the bullets passing by my ears, while sweaty, muddy, scared soldiers and…

Good Grief

In a church so focused on families, not many LDS individuals arrive to a place of childlessness as our first choice. More often we land here after some experience, or a multitude of experiences, which lead us to a place of knowing (but maybe not always really accepting) our being childless for the near future….

Marriage Takes Work

Marriage takes work. This is old news, but many couples in the throes of infertility don’t expect marriages to struggle more while going through fertility treatments, or attempting the adoption process. And then finally, if LDS couples decide to stop pursuing children, many are surprised to find out that there are special struggles in store…