I Am a Recovering Mormon

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 29 People

    An Organization Founded On Lies

    The greater majority of my life was given to an organization that did nothing but lie to me and everyone else around me. It is not all that surprising since the LDS / Mormon church was built on lies. What it has left me with is a difficulty to trust people. After having been lied...
    ScottShaw ScottShaw
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Jun 8, 2012

    Eternal Legacy

    The scars that I was left with run deep, and there are days that I can't even get to my feet. I was made to feel small and unimportant, that was unless I stayed in the covenant. As long as I agreed into slavery to be sold, I would earn endless rewards after my body grew cold...
    SeekingAmanda SeekingAmanda
    22-25, F
    Mar 28, 2013

    Questioning Those Little Things

    It wasn't until recently I have been able to openly share my feelings about such a topic. Not even my parents know my true feelings. Now that I have found this wonderful community the time for the truth has come. Now don't get me wrong, all the friends and people I have met...
    Stocking55 Stocking55
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 24, 2013

    Don't Get Me Wrong...

    I know this will probably **** a few people off, but I get pissed off too when I think about all the years and time wasted in a religion that I didn't choose to be involved with. Having said that, most of the Mormons I have known have been really great people, and I enjoyed their...
    Verence Verence
    5 Responses Mar 13, 2009

    Recovering Because Of Mormons

    I was never a Mormon, but my life was forever changed because of people who decided to become Mormons. My best friend's parents one day decided that being Moron was what they needed to do to give their lives meaning, and of course they dragged their teenage daughter with them...
    WrathAngel WrathAngel
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Oct 19, 2011

    Just when I think it's all behind me I feel the

    anger and confusion creeping up behind me again. There will always be unanswered questions and more to learn about this so called church. I suppose I'm one of the lucky ones to have gotten out early. I was 17 when they formally disfellowshipped me. It was such a relief to...
    GoldenPoppy GoldenPoppy
    36-40, F
    Sep 14, 2014

    My Deconversion: A Journey From Mormonism To Atheism

    The following events are recounts of the most significant events that caused my de-conversion. Of course this all happened within the space of a few years, so perhaps my memory is incorrect in certain aspects, but I will recall it as accurately as I can (with the emotions I was...
    BlueSpirit86 BlueSpirit86
    22-25, M
    5 Responses Sep 15, 2012

    I am on the fulcrum of completely rejecting the

    church or staying and accepting. There are many things that make me want to turn away, that make me feel repressed, deprived, deceived, and overwhelmed. But then there are also some things that do really make sense to me and I will admit there are several perks to growing up...
    Mtrlake Mtrlake
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Jan 5, 2014
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