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“Be Grateful for Adversity” (Part 3)

What has Dorie Olds learned from being married to Mark Hofmann?  I was amazed and impressed to hear her say, “Be grateful for adversity.”  Wow.  Certainly, she has experienced more adversity than most.  I think you’ll be impressed by the lessons she has learned.

GT: So, as you look back now, what I’m hearing, please correct me if I’m wrong, but what I’m hearing is, as awful as this was, you’ve come out as a better person….

So as you look back on that night, especially knowing what you know now, do you regret your decision?

Dorie:  No, no.

GT: So you’re–

Dorie: I think I made the right choice and the energy was there for me to go through with it.

Dorie:  You know what? That adversity is important for us to have, to be able to learn what we came here to learn. And it’s important. And I don’t know how to explain this very well. It’s like be grateful for the adversity. Be grateful for the adversity because it’s because it’s what’s bringing you awareness and it’s bringing you to where you want to be rather than saying, “Oh no, that shouldn’t have happened.”

GT:  The Book of Mormon tells us there must needs be opposition on all things. Is that how you think of it?

Dorie:  Yeah, kind of. And it’s because I know that I wouldn’t be where I am today without that. And I am grateful for it. I’m grateful for all those experiences and I’m grateful that all the way through it, I can pinpoint places where I was assisted by that higher source. I had somebody asked me, “Do you still have your testimony?”

Dorie: And when I said yes, they were surprised.

Check out our conversation….

Despite the tragedy, Dorie Olds says, "Be Grateful for Adversity"
Despite the tragedy, Dorie Olds says, “Be Grateful for Adversity”


If you’re interested in our other interviews on the Hofmann bombings, check out our George Throckmorton interviews.  He figured out how Hofmann was forging documents!

175: Why was the Hofmann Sentence so Light? (Throckmorton)

174: Hofmann, LDS Leaders, & the McLellin Collection (Throckmorton)

173: Why Hofmann Killed his Best Friends (Throckmorton)

172: Who was the 3rd Bomb Intended For?  (Throckmorton)

171: More Hofmann Techniques & Forged Sports Memorabilia  (Throckmorton)

170: How Hofmann Fooled Experts with a Toy Chemistry Set (Throckmorton)

169: How George Became a Forensics Expert (Throckmorton)

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