I haven’t even converted yet and I am having big issues with my family. I don’t know how to deal with it anymore. It’s mostly my mom and my sister, but my whole family is treating me so different.
All my sister does is tell me I’m going to Hell almost every day, but my mom is much worse. She always has to make snide remarks about the Catholic church. I can’t even have a dicussion with her because she turns everything into religion and then it just ends in a big fight. I don’t even want to talk to her anymore. She tells all my brothers and sister “Well at least you’re not stupid enough to want to be Catholic” when they make a mistake, right in front of me. I’m getting tired of it, and I can’t argue or yell at her because I get in trouble for being disrespectful.
I’ve tried to give her reasons why I chose Catholicism over mormonism, but she never lets me finish because she always interupts me. I told her a couple days ago how mormons believe that God was once a man, and in the Bible it says something to the effect of how God is and has alwasy been the same. She didn’t believe me and she kicked me out of the house in my socks and volleyball shorts while it was raining and I had to walk to my friends house to stay the night.
Other then that all I hear from her is that I’ve screwed up my life, eternal and worldy.
It’s not like I try to bring it up. Its just that everytime we talk she turns into a religious fight and I can’t just walk away from her or I get in trouble. I can’t stand it anymore, but I don’t know what to do. I don’t know if I can put up with three more years of this, because I have to wait until I’m 18 to be baptized.
Is it worth it to be baptized? Part of me wants to anyways just to get away from this because I know they won’t talk to me if I do, but the other part of me doesn’t want to loose my family. However, I don’t want to spend the rest of my life going to a church that I don’t believe just to make them happy.
Theres a lot more to this, but my post is already long enough so I won’t put it down.
If any other converts have had to put up with similar behavior, what happened and how did you deal with it? How are you doing now?