Social Media and Childlessness

As we hear in most LDS General Conferences lately, social media can be used for so many wonderful uses but can also be used inappropriately. I greatly appreciate social media, and use it in one form or another daily. Lately, I’ve been using it to connect with family members who I’ve never lived near. Finally…

Sound Familiar?

A few of the questions that often come up when I speak with other LDS married women who are new to this life of being childlessness-by-circumstance are: It hurts so much; will the pain ever go away? Why does it feel like I’m so alone and like no one understands what I’m going through? I…

I testify that the tender mercies of the Lord are real and that they do not occur randomly or merely by coincidence. Often, the Lord’s timing of His tender mercies helps us to both discern and acknowledge them. David A. Bednar

Tender Mercies

It’s almost Thanksgiving here in the United States so I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what I’m grateful for. Often I get caught thinking about the “what if’s” of parenthood. Those days I get stuck thinking about what I’m missing out on. But the truth is that there are so many blessings in my…

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…

Cooking For A Family Of Two

I don’t know about you but the mere phrase, “What’s for dinner?” fills me (along with most adults) with dread. When I was single, I lived off of fast food, and frozen dinners (oh and dates/dinner invitations).  It didn’t matter if I had left over pizza a few nights running because, well, I was single…

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,…

Family Home Evening For A Family Of Two

Often being a family of two creates difficulty in following some of the basic council from church leaders.  One example of this is doing weekly Family Home Evenings (also known as FHE).  Often living as a family of two means there are two full time jobs, schooling, volunteering, etc.  There is a misconception that childless…