Why is it that girls love horses so much? Horse crazy tween girls may later discover boys in their teen years after years of having a love affair with horses. They may then return to their horse obsession once they learn how to balance aspects of their life. Perhaps the love affair with horses is just a phase.
The father of psychoanalysis would attribute the popularity of My Little Ponies to penis envy.
According to the father of psychoanalysis, little girls are essentially obsessed with horses because they wish they had dicks. When girls ride horses, they see the horse as a phallic and empowering extension of themselves. But turning innocent equestrian interests into a matter of dicks was not just a family affair. But when Freud proposed his hypothesis, women were just making the transition from riding side-saddle to riding with one leg on each side. The literal horse location combined with the general sexism of the time caused this fascination to become mistakenly and arguably hilariously gendered. While riding can be risky, Sandseter found that this comes with some reward.
The church didn't do it to her but it helped create the environment that allowed it to happen. So for anyone reading this - I completely agree with all your advice!. But is it the path that will make you the happiest. He is always going to be the vulnerable, tired, needy one in our relationship and I don't feel like a doormat for being the one who provides that support and love to him anymore. Many, many lapsed Mormons catch the true vision of the gospel at some time in their lives and desire to repent and become observant again.
So for anyone reading this - I completely agree with all your advice!. And as much as I love my boyfriend with my whole heart, I can see now that sadly maybe I might have to reconsider a life married to him. I would need to ask my husband again. It's definitely not an easy life. Certainly there are such people in the church, but there are such people in any organization, and I would challenge you to remember that the members are also individuals with thoughts, feelings and the ability to rebel in their own ways. Where does that leave me. The day could come where she has to decide between her relationship with you and her church. With minimal support on my side and going against everything I had grown up learning, I had to trust my relationship with God.