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"Tattooed Mormon" Shares a Trick She Learned for Handling Trials After Her Engagement Came to a Heart-Wrenching End


I don’t tell anyone this, but I was engaged to a boy that I didn’t end up marrying. We had a date set in the temple and everything. He broke it off. He told me that he usually dates, “really skinny brunettes,” and that he, “knew he could find someone much better.”


Brutal, right?

I had never been crushed so low in my entire life. Reasonably so, right? My self-esteem completely shattered. Even that is an understatement. I’m not skinny enough, pretty enough, I am easily replaceable and bluntly put, just not good enough. Like, how do you come back from hearing that from someone you were about to marry?

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For more inspiring words from Al Fox Carraway, check out her book More than the Tattooed Mormon available at


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