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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 2 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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    "You will lose friends but family is forever" what a lie that is what mu father raises me on i believed that for awhile then i was 6 and my parents split the thing is they where...
    Musicislife13417 Musicislife13417 13-15 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Today was laundry day in our family, for us that means a trip to the laundromat. It was getting late and the place was pretty empty, except for two young men in White shirts, ties...
    handsinmotion handsinmotion 51-55, M 4 days ago

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    I am a naughty Mormon, I trade naked pics with others
    unp12 unp12 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 26

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    ***this was like, 4 years ago now. But I just want to get this out, so. It's gotten better, but it's gotten worse too in some ways. My brother and I are closer now, though, and he...
    MyNameMeansLight MyNameMeansLight 16-17, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    but, I don't agree with the cultural doctrines
    unp12 unp12 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 21

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    I am addicted to por n ography, sexual chatting, and mastur bation. If you have questions, then feel free to contact me. I am not saying that I am proud of those facts, but that...
    EinBibliotheker EinBibliotheker 36-40, M 2 Responses Nov 30

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    But at home I watch **** and **********
    tj740 tj740 36-40, M Dec 2

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    her son was demonically possessed they thought that her son was crazy.They are wrong about it. Because i myself saw that guy levitate down the stairs when he is chasing me. I was...
    yodatheching yodatheching 22-25, F 10 hrs ago

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    Blood does not make a family. A long time ago I was a married man with a six month old daughter. I recently got out of the Navy and was attempting to resettle. My biological...
    SilverPagan SilverPagan 51-55, M 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Family is family got an good balance of powers towards each other and could help each in. Almost any way. I think the smaller the better to Control for there and you're benefit...
    andranik andranik 26-30, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    who plays family guy quest for stuff?
    miker3200 miker3200 31-35, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Mayor West: MY GOD! Someones stealing my water! Meg: But it just went down the drain. Mayor West: The hit when you least expect it. (Waters plant) Mayor West: SHOW YOURSELVES...
    SirQuaggie SirQuaggie 31-35, M 10 hrs ago

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    No longer will I ever let a family member borrow money. EVER. (Or 'friend')
    AngrySantaCat AngrySantaCat 18-21, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I never lived with my dad,mainly because he was an alcoholic . I didn't know him very well and since very young age I despised him for what he did to my mom. Well last time I spoke...
    MissLizy MissLizy 22-25, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Usually when someone says "family", I would think of a nice, warm, welcoming and happy family whereby the parents are supportive, the children have a good relation with each other...
    AoRagdoll AoRagdoll 13-15, F 4 Responses Dec 10

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    WARNING: this is VERY long. During school and hanging out with friends, I can be the most talkative and cheerful person to be around. And that's what hides the truth back at home...
    vintagechick14 vintagechick14 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    Seriously! at my age my friends are always teasing me for being single, their words are "When are you going to sentence yourself to life imprisonment" and i am just trying to joke...
    ShadesofWhite67 ShadesofWhite67 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 21

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    This is my first post. I don't know what to say. First off, sure, I like my family sometimes but... I just don't feel anything stronger than liking them. Yeah, maybe i'm a horrible...
    ID0ntKn0wAnym0re ID0ntKn0wAnym0re 13-15, F Nov 22

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    I am here to just let it out. This is my first post. My mother gave me my name sake inadvertently as a child by telling me the story of the Cipher in the snow. She was sharing a...
    Cipherinthesnow2014 Cipherinthesnow2014 36-40 1 Response Nov 26

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    I am a 21 year old college student. I have a narcissistic personality disorder, but am seeing a counselor and dealing with it day to day.My family has supported me my entire life...
    Anon0ne Anon0ne 18-21, M Nov 27

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    Well its thanksgiving, Some of my dads side of the family are here. Thanksgiving and Christmas are my least favorite holidays, because they are suppose to be about family, which...
    wesv wesv 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 27

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    this thanksgiving has been the worst for me. My family doesnt like me at all know matter what i do they hate me. I mean i have nothing else to do. I want to you no do suicide and...
    Atlchris Atlchris 16-17 Nov 27

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    I feel like family is the best. They are always there for you. My family used to be one of the best out there. My parents married on June 22nd, 1991. I hope to marry on that same...
    Pancake17 Pancake17 13-15, M Nov 27

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    I have tittered on the fence while the rest of my family either delude themselves or ignore what my younger sister has become. I for one am done pretending. I am done dealing with...
    Breathe6 Breathe6 22-25, M Nov 30

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    Ever since I was a child I hated my family. Mainly my distant family and sometimes my close family. They have always put me down, making fun of my weight, how I look, and what I...
    ksgirl93 ksgirl93 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 10

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    My BF and I have been together for over 2 years. Until I threw a fit (in private) until recently, they would plan vacations, weekend trips and holiday trips and he would be...
    kaitie94 kaitie94 18-21, F a week ago

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    Family Most people think of security, support, love, a safety net, a place to turn when the rest of the world is crazy, reassurance, a shoulder to cry on, or God forbid somewhere...
    zanyzoey zanyzoey 36-40, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    My in-law are very different from my family. My family is successful, social and very giving. I was raised by my grand-parents, who have always worked hard physically and always...
    pinok pinok 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I had a difficult childhood as one of my parents passed away while I was 7. I recently live on another continent and haven't seen my family in more than a year. Although the...
    cradleaway cradleaway 22-25 4 days ago

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    Even though we are blood, my family is NOT my family. I do not belong with them. I don't know most of my family. And I look forward to the day, when I have a family of my own...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    to me my friends as well as y blood related family are family. my friends are the ones i go to wen i need advice on something that i cant tell my actuall family and i love them...
    marriedtonetflix marriedtonetflix 13-15, F Nov 20

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    Welcome to the family- The people that you (& I are really close to & trust can be considered family. I never believed that you have to be blood related to be family. I have always...
    theswordinthestone theswordinthestone 41-45, M Nov 23

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    I'm a senior in high school and last year I failed a few classes so this year I am doing credit recovery to get my credits from last year the work is easy but the problem is thief...
    bloodstream11 bloodstream11 18-21, M Nov 23

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    Hi everyone. I never saw myself as the type to join any sort of online forum. Truth is, it makes me very uncomfortable to read my own words. I felt like I needed to join today...
    TheGeiser TheGeiser 18-21, F Nov 25

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    Ever since I can remember, my immediate family members have looked out for themselves. My mom won't do something unless it's financially convenient for her and my half sisters...
    acamacho4 acamacho4 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 25

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    In my 43 years of life; "FAMILY" is what i missed, only. Nothing else. All I wanted in my life, Someday I too have a family of my own. I had have walk through all odds, struggle...
    Cowsir66 Cowsir66 41-45, T 1 Response Nov 27

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    I am half black and half mexican. I used to LOVE to hang out with my mother's family. All the kids and family, but I often ended up the only non-white or full mexican there...
    WizHallow WizHallow 16-17, F Dec 4

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    The Back-story: Almost 3 years ago I met this woman, a couple years older than me, at work. We hit it off instantly, and eventually became truly friends. At the time of us meeting...
    mperez4855 mperez4855 22-25, M 5 Responses Dec 5

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    My family is not dysfunctional as it is weird. I guess i consider my family dysfunctional in the sense that by what society dictates a family should behave and be, well, my family...
    Gatikasensual Gatikasensual 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    They really have been there for me for like the past two years. We've all been through a lot together, and I feel a lot closer to them than my actual family. My actual blood...
    lovedownunder lovedownunder 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    I have been really blessed to have been raised in a home of two faiths, Judaism and Christianity.We celebrated the Holy Days of each parent,my mama who is in Heaven's light now...
    lunadelobos lunadelobos 41-45 1 Response 3 days ago

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