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Are you a molly mormon?

An anonymous reader emailed this question: "Are you a Molly Mormon?" I'll admit that I giggled. More than once. I'm assuming that I got this question from a Mormon. Wikipedia defines a Molly Mormon as a stereotype of a female member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints who believes she is the
'perfect' Mormon woman. When I was in high school, a Molly Mormon wasn't necessarily a good thing. It was an individual who thought they were too good for someone else. That being said, I'm not entirely sure what definition this individual meant, but I am going to answer in the best possible way I can.

Do I view myself as perfect? Absolutely not. I actually am way too hard on myself and have a hard time forgiving myself when I do do something wrong. Do I believe I'm too good for other people if THEY make mistakes? Again, absolutely not. I am probably the least judgmental Mormon person you will ever meet and I like to think that I am extremely accepting of others. When I view myself in the mirror, I don't view myself as a Molly Mormon. But then I think, "Why wouldn't I want to be viewed as this by others?" 

When I think of a Molly Mormon, I think of someone who dresses perfectly modest, who doesn't speak ill of others, who is extremely active, and who does her best to live righteously. And to be honest, I think I'd like to be that girl. I don't want to be annoying to others or critique the way they have been living, because to me, that's not what a Molly Mormon is. 

Bottom line? I believe I make more mistakes than most active LDS members. I am striving to become better all of the time. I try to be the best wife and the best friend I can be. I have so much to work on, it's not even funny. I don't view myself as being better than anyone else. I'm simply on my own path trying to better myself while omitting the whole 'judgment' thing from my life completely. 

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5 comments

  1. I got that a lot in high school. I didn't like it at all, and I hope that I never came off as "too good" for others. This is a good question though, I guess.

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  2. In high school I was always called a Molly Mormon... I don't think that the kids even knew what that meant. I think they just called me that cause I was one of the few members that went to my high school, and I didn't act the way the rest of my classmates did. Hey, at least everyone knew who I was, right?

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  3. I love your answer here. I really do. Love you girl

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  4. I don't think I am a molly mormon either, but in a sense like you said I am trying to be! I want to be! To me it means, that you are doing the best you can in EVERY. SINGLE. WAY to be a righteous daughter of god. It's when people get pretentious and have a higher than thou attitude that is not good.

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  5. HAHA. That makes me laugh because I can totally see dad asking that question.

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