"Jeffrey, you are in a tough place. In order to "please" your parents, church, and friends, you are being asked to be false to yourself. But if you are untrue to yourself, that means you are not being true to others, so it is an impossible…"
"Let them be involved up to the point where an argument is about to start, then politely excuse yourself. It will hurt, and you will have to bear the brunt of it, but the rewards will be greater than the pain."
"Give them space, but don't ignore them or shut them out. You'll see as time goes by that people can learn to live with each other, even when they don't always behave the way you want. There is enormous value in family, even if…"
"For some things, you will want to cross that bridge when you come to it. What people think at a given moment evolves. That will be true for you and for them.
College help can come in many forms. If you are doing well enough…"
It honestly does get better, just continue getting good grades and stay out of trouble. This will show your parents you are a good person and you dont have to believe to be successful.
If you are not familiar with the Mormon…"
"If I'm in need of help, do I even bother turning to them? As far as financial, or schooling needs? I'd leave as soon as I graduate, but everything seems so soon. I always felt like my parents would be there to help with college. But then…"