I also know that our Heavenly Father wants what is best for us and allows us to experience hardship in order to realize greater blessings.
The "love = pain = growth" total bull shit was something I'm so glad to be away from. It was a concept that I went along with, never understanding but reluctantly accepting simply because the concept was part of the package deal.
TBM's obviously cannot question organization-approved concepts. To do so would invite apostasy, opening the door to satan's evil deception - trading your birthright for a bowl of pottage, so to speak. No, TBM's are told, commanded
to trust the Q15 because, as what is learned in primary, "follow the fifteen prophets, apostles, seers, and revelators" because god won't even allow them to be capable of leading astray.
Why didn't the article address WHY the husband quit believing? Is the organization afraid of the truth? Of course they are - why else would they go to such incredible lengths to cover, dismiss and even lie over and over again about the thousands "little flicks of history?" It's still incredibly ironic to me how they preach "do not be deceived" yet they are clearly the ones deceiving - and they know damn well they're not prophets, apostles, seers, or revelators, and they know damn well this organization is not a "church restored by god."
So organization, you want control over my mind? Your organization founded by a thirty something year old man who was commanded by god to marry a fourteen year old, two sixteen year old's and women who were already married? The same guy who translated gold plates by looking at a rock while burying his face in a hat? The same organization that is always the same - which apparently means they're always changing? And all I have to do is quit using my rational capabilities, do everything these fifteen men tell me, give you thousands of dollars and hundreds hours of the best years of my life and in return I get what? Fuck that shit you lying bastards - fuck you with a morning star.