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LDS Advice Column: I don't know how to tell my parents that I got baptized

Dear Angela,

I'm a junior in college and ever since I met my freshman-year roommate and borrowed her copy of the Book of Mormon, I've wanted to join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I held off on getting baptized, though, because I was raised in a different Christian religion and I know leaving that faith would be a slap in the face to my parents. For years, I tried to work up the courage to tell them about my growing testimony of prophets and another book of scripture, but I just couldn't figure out how. A month ago, I decided to just get baptized and I'd tell my parents when I was ready. Well, since getting baptized I feel even more strongly that I need to tell them. More than needing to tell them, I want to tell them, I just have no idea how. Any suggestions?

Thanks,

New member

Dear New member,

Congratulations on your baptism! I hope where ever you are you have been welcomed with many loving arms.

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