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I Am Not Mormon But My Family Is

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    The Black Sheep Of The Family

    Seems to be a reoccurring issue with Mormon families, the black sheep of the family who broke away from the mass. Generally it starts with the teenagers, gradually becoming bitter towards the faith for a number of reasons. I am one of the fallen, as they might refer us as. I...
    FainofHearts FainofHearts 22-25, M 3 Responses Jun 14, 2013

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    No Longer *My* Family

    I left the church, the community and the faith. There were just too many questions that no one could answer to my satisfaction and things that I was expected to do that I was not comfortable with. The entire thing felt increasingly wrong and that left me with a decision, stay...
    SeekingAmanda SeekingAmanda 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 18, 2013

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    Super Underwear

    My paternal grandparents and one of my uncles are mormon.  My grandparents weren't religious until my father was a teenager.  His older brother went to Brigham Young University and was converted. He went on a mission and converted his parents.  They never attempted...
    Krypton Krypton 31-35, F 7 Responses Jan 27, 2009

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    Family of Mormons

    My parents are Christians. The rest of the family in America are Mormons. I've found it hard to relate to my cousins because of their religion. I wasn't always a good Christian, I backslided in highschool....but now that I'm on fire. I still can't relate to them. We just...
    ladynau ladynau 19-21, F 5 Responses Feb 6, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    I guess you can say that I'm "devout" or a "TBM (True-Believing-Mormon." But I allow myself to be skeptical and to question things because that's what the doctrine has taught me to...
    utahwriter utahwriter 36-40, M 2 Responses Apr 11

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    We all have that one that drives us crazy or even more than one. But family is what holds us dear in bad times. At 21 or younger we feel they are controlling us. The older you get...
    Lynn0617 Lynn0617 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    Very good description of my beliefs as a Mormon FROM a NON Mormon. Taken from the Federalist Press The “Mormon Effect” February 22, 2013 By Editor 292 Comments During the...
    JustJeni JustJeni 41-45, F Mar 29

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    By normal, I mean families who aren't like the Brady Bunch. My family is pretty darned perfect. I mean, we have color coded wash towels and iPads. We have assigned seats at the...
    ashleycorson ashleycorson 13-15, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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      Hi, this is something that's not that easy to talk to people about, so I thought this would be a good place to vent it. Im 30 & I have almost no family (& no 'really close...
    Shybi30 Shybi30 26-30, F 1 Response 42 mins ago

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    A friend posted this link on Facebook. Very interesting....and very telling.... http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/tgc/2012/08/16/6-reasons-why-mormons-are-beating-evangelicals...
    JustJeni JustJeni 41-45, F Mar 21

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    Ex Mormon Testimony.
    churinga churinga 70+, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    It was an intensely difficult and painful process, but every day I am grateful that my family and I are free.
    durachoks durachoks 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    I hate my family.... They don't love me like they love each other... I'm the odd ball, I'm the I talented one, I'm the last choice. They don't give me chances to do anything. I'm...
    lifeishurtful lifeishurtful 13-15, F 5 hrs ago

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    My whole family doesn't understand me. None of them have anything in common with me I'm tired of feeling so alone and abandoned
    stoneddreamer stoneddreamer 18-21, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I'm at a family reunion thing and us "kids" got to hide eggs for the adults. I hid my moms in a tree. I find watching a bunch of grown adults 30+ wandering the yard for plastic...
    heyguysss heyguysss 13-15, F 5 hrs ago

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    My 3rd great grandmother never drank Coffee, her husband was a judge and he made a wrong conviction, the family of the victim decided to kill him, they knew that he drank coffee...
    projectgwyn101 projectgwyn101 16-17, M 30 mins ago

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    I have this uncle guy (I'm not really sure if he is my uncle) and he's made attempts to hit my butt an he did once with a shoe and idk him or trust him and idk I dont like it at...
    heyguysss heyguysss 13-15, F 5 hrs ago

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    From the moment were born, we're told who to love, just because they are "family." **** that. I don't care who you are, family or not, if you screw me over, you can expect nothing...
    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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    I feel very blessed because I have a very supportive family. Despite the fact that we may get on each others nerves and have several disputes every now and then, at the end of the...
    catnisswil catnisswil 26-30, F Mar 19

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    I grew up the youngest in a family of all boys. My family was very religious but secretly abusive. My parents divorced at 12 and I was given to my mother due to me being abused by...
    spiffyjodzilla spiffyjodzilla 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    Everyone always talks about their collection of "families"..Their work family, their school family, their church family, their Facebook family, their actual family...I have none of...
    blisster blisster 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I love my family. Even when they annoy me to death, though there are parts of my family I would rather not count. My biological mother's family hate my father. For moving us to a...
    DeJeKlu DeJeKlu 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    Blood is one bond we can not break. It's essential for health reasons or to understand the history of how you got here. Blood relation can also lend a sense of belonging in the...
    warp9pnt9 warp9pnt9 36-40, M 5 Responses Mar 30

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    It seems very hard for SOME people to differentiate between family and family. I have said numerous times that im sad because I want my own family and I feel alone and incomplete...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 2

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    I do love my family and am so happy to have them. My dad adopted me when I was 10. At the time he was single and had just got out if the police academy. So him and his cop buddies...
    SunshineC23 SunshineC23 18-21 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I don't mean this in a negative sense... I mean that my friends at school are like family to me. For some reason, I'm far more comfortable talking to them about anything than I am...
    EponymousAnonymous EponymousAnonymous 13-15 1 Response Apr 7

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    I would say this has been the case for most of my life ..okay when I was a child between the ages of zero to eighteen then its mandatory you need you family that surround of family...
    psychicprayer psychicprayer 36-40 3 Responses Apr 7

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    I have a huge, caring, supportive extended family! I have eight siblings, seven in-laws, and one ex-in-law that is still close to the family (and to my sister). At last count I...
    usedchild usedchild 56-60, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Ever since I was little. My father abused me badly and so did all my mom's boyfriends after him. I got my idea of what a man is to his family from my Sunday school teacher (may he...
    dacraww dacraww 22-25, M Mar 19

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    i see everyone im my community with.4wheelers and no of them have good grades they dont have to pay for their food nor clothes or gas but i do i have to worry about if im going to...
    crow2787 crow2787 13-15 Mar 19

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    It's easy to point at my mother as the "bad guy" out of my parents. After all, she was the one who was constantly yelling, cussing at us, saying she hated us and wanted to leave us...
    mindofmaster mindofmaster 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I love my family like crazy but sometimes it can make me go insane. I'm the oldest daughter and naturally, I'm just nurturing and jump to taking care of others like a mother. All...
    Optimistic34 Optimistic34 31-35, F Mar 24

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    "Family means people who love you simply because you are" my granny always says. When I was younger, I couldn't wrap my head around it - family means you're related to someone...
    SamHardy92 SamHardy92 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    My whole family are such judgmental ******. Even though I'm not gay, I support it. The rest of my family hates it and calls me stupid and stuff like that every time I try to defend...
    sarahjade123 sarahjade123 13-15, F Mar 29

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    I find it challenging to be honest with my family because I am different from them and I think differently than them. I know that my family judges atheists, and political liberals...
    Growlin Growlin 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    So this might be long. I do feel like a pretty lucky guy with a lot of blessings.. But I do have a lot of worries about my family which I will express here.. Ok so my family is...
    PhindingPhronesis PhindingPhronesis 16-17, M Mar 30

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    the day before yesterday, my step uncle passed away. and I never know anything about it till my sister told me as she was told by my other step uncle. by that time we were at home...
    rsddhj rsddhj 13-15, F Apr 2

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    I love my blood family. They raised me the best they could but I, in all essential ways am very different from them. My mother is from an almost rural area near Little Rock. Then...
    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    My household is small but I have an infinite amount of cousins, aunts, and uncles! My family is mostly Puerto Rican but we have lots of different colors and races married into...
    Lapoeta2nv Lapoeta2nv 22-25, F Apr 4

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    Well I given up on my family, I left my mom, ignore my father for so long, and I always felt so left out from my brothers and sister. I was never close with my father, I was never...
    DaylightAly DaylightAly 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    My fake name is kobochibi. I'm female, 26 y.o from Indonesia.I'm from a broken home family. One month after my mother passed away (2006), I ran from home because my father re...
    kobochibi kobochibi 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 7

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    Not in the physical world- I was raised to believe that the family I thought was my family was mine. I later found out that I was taken and they were not my real family I belonged...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    I don't want to sound overly sensitive, but this is something that has been eating away at me for a long time. Being in the Media Age where everyone is tuned into the lives of...
    SagittariusBlunt SagittariusBlunt 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 10

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    I am estranged from my most of my family even the two children I gave birth to. It has been a agonizing experience and the holidays were bad until I got my dog. People are suppose...
    clarity888 clarity888 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    I don't fit in with my family - I am the 2nd youngest of 4 girls in my family and I'm so left out. My parents favour my two older sisters because they live away from home and are...
    lovethetree lovethetree 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Well , family isn't made by blood bond , it's made from a strong loyalty a pledge to protect each other and help one another . Tho I've experienced some families are just made up...
    icelus icelus 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    Everyone is against me, its all my fault. Some how an innocent little girl ruined a family. Give me a break!! Cant wait to get away once I'm old enough, or once someone takes me...
    Laceyss Laceyss 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have a step family from my step dad. They have a lil high nose. They are germans. My dad's mother is 94 still strong and the father is 88. Since i came here in Oz, they want me...
    Kaaaaaaaamm Kaaaaaaaamm 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 19

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    I am a struggling med student and my family just couldn't care less. I am so far from home and I am continuously fighting for their support financially and emotionally. My mother...
    Fudgeyhope Fudgeyhope 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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    I have suffered with poor mental health for many years following my divorce. I always felt not good enough in my marriage. I could never understand why I felt I always had to be...
    StandingDown StandingDown 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    Since I've begun experiencing symptoms of depression, mostly anything my family does ****** me off. They may mean it, but the continuous stream of I love you's coming from their...
    Radjad Radjad 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 21

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