My husband's stepmom is a convert. She served in the Army (one of the branches...can't remember which one). She converted to the church in the mid 90s. She is a survivor of an abusive marriage.
This woman has a mind of her own. Someone you don't want on your bad side, but if you're on her good side she will take the best care of you.
She keeps rum in the house for hot toddies when she gets sick. It makes my FIL so happy (according to Eric. i don't think FIL would ever speak of this to anyone)
And she just told me that the best remedy for a persistent, 3-week-long cough is black tea with honey and whiskey.
I don't know what she's doing in the church. She tells me on occasion in efforts to get me to reconsider church that she goes (which she doesn't. not very often) because she loves the gospel of christ. I imagine she also stays because FIL is very zealous. Very. She is not. But don't suggest that to her.
She also has a list of reasons she "cannot" go to the temple when the family comes up with a trip idea.
I don't understand her, but I'm willing to try her cough treatment. The shit my stupid doctor gave me isn't working well enough.