It isn’t just the irrational striving to be perfect but, worse that of proving themselves worthy and well qualified.
Worthy and well qualified are concepts created by men that enslave you and constantly push who you really are to something someone else’s judges you to be or not.
Yuge waste of time this approval and being adjudged and either denied or given a card enabling you entry into all churches within LDS.
The matter is even foreign to God, who tells us “There is none worthy, no, not one”.
Why should anyone have to prove they are a genuine and worthy Mormon, which implies all others are not?
God treats us all equally under his judgement and through his love.
All are his children and all Christians come to God the Father in Jesus name.
God, being the ultimate arbiter and having the biggest ego decides what a thing is and what a thing is not.
For instance, on the issue of salvation. God’s mercy, through Christ, is a gift given to any why ask.
It cannot be earned, it cannot be repaid and it can’t be taken away or qualified by anyone but God.
Prefer those who have any question regarding how God views us to the Three Great Parables in Matthew 13.
Our intent is what is important in our hearts. No man May judge that and should never be allowed the imprimatur to. For they, like the of us, are flawed and have no legitimate claim of sovereignty over our soul, much less undermining our spirit.
If you want to know if you are doing life right ask God. That’s an answer that is always answered quickly, in fact, immdiately.
My dos centavos ....
I doubt if they are trying so hard to be seen ‘good’ in GOD’s eyes; but in their HUSBAND’s - who have the AWESOME power of calling them out or not!