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I Was a Mormon

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    Don't get me wrong...

    I was born & raised LDS. I have fond memories of growing up in the church. I love my family & my heritage. I am proud of the legacy of my four-fathers. That being said... I have more bad memories than good. I remember the shame I felt every single time I questioned my...
    dukelostboy25 dukelostboy25 26-30, M Jun 21, 2014

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    Mormonism In My Life

    I grew up in a Mormon family. Ever since I was really little, my dad was always the dominant person in the house, chosen by God to be the father of our home. Even from a young age, it became obvious that the males in our family were favored. They got to do cool things like hike...
    JustMeAndHappyToBe JustMeAndHappyToBe 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 28, 2012

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    I've Never Been a Mormon, ...

    I've never been a Mormon, but my best friend in 4th grade was a Mormon. It wasn't something she and I ever spoke about, but I remember years later my mother telling me how much she admired the Mormon community in our small town at the time. I only knew I loved my friend.
    MindDiva MindDiva 41-45, F Feb 14, 2007

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    The Truth Will Set You Free

    Growing up I was told to believe in something and never ask why. I was told to not question scriptures and follow the directives I was given by the Elders and other, older members of the church. At first this felt perfectly normal but after a while things began to bother me. More...
    ScottShaw ScottShaw 26-30, M 1 Response May 2, 2012

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    I was raised Mormon, my entire family is still

    Mormon, but I converted to Atheism when I was 12. I was baptized Mormon, and I have read the Book or Mormon as well. My parents didn't take to kindly to me leaving the Church, but now they have come to accept it. Although they still bug me about it and argue with me over...
    DrKittyNinjaBunny DrKittyNinjaBunny 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 15, 2014

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    Raised This Way Then Left

    I was adopted by a Mormon family when I was a child. They were doing aid work in Cambodia with another church organization and really liked me and adopted me. Immediately I was converted to the Mormon faith. We then lived in France for several years where they were living...
    chatonblanc chatonblanc 26-30, F 7 Responses May 15, 2013

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    I Was A Mormon

    Mum met my step dad when I was around 6. He wasn't active at the time but as they continued to see each other we started going to church. They married in 1995 and myself my brother and sister were sealed to my parents. We continued to go as a family then when I turned 15/16...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 5, 2013

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    I Was A Mormon...

    Hey, I became Mormon on January 2nd 2010. I lasted about 3 months until I felt uncomfortable with the things I was learning and finding out with a little research. They are good people, I have nothing against them but it's the Doctrine that scares me. After being raised a Jehovah...
    tehmera tehmera 22-25 1 Response Mar 13, 2011

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    And Now I'm Not

    I was raised mormon, until I was about 13.  Where I live, mormonism is the dominant religion, and people treat you differently when they know you aren't.  It gets frustrating stometimes, and I really want to move because of it.  It doesn't seem right that people...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 19, 2009

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    Yes I Was

    I was a fool for the sake of my mother. I trusted my teachers. I was honest and gave it my all. I was good, and so were they. I went forth on on false hope, a salesman for emptiness. I was obedient; weak when they asked me to abuse others. They called me a valiant soldier. I...
    SweetAfton SweetAfton 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 26, 2011

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    Leaving The Church Was The Best Thing For Me

    I was "Born in the Covenant" to good parents.  My paternal grandmother's heritage tracks back to George A. Smith, one of Brigham Young's 12 Apostles.  My father took a firm approach to the church's doctrines, believing in them fully.  (My mother too, but I've never believed...
    leila13 leila13 26-30, F 6 Responses Mar 16, 2012

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    My Cage

    Before I begin, I would like to share a poem I wrote.   cage surrounded by companions of forged pillars the bird chirps a hopeless, yet longing melody upon the perch he sits, reminiscent of an unknown home not one will free him though songs of foreign brothers molt...
    SeraphicWannabe SeraphicWannabe 22-25, M 17 Responses Jun 14, 2008

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    Am Saved Now

    I grew up in the mormon church, when I was 17 my faith in Joseph Smith was faltering, I sat in fasting testimony meetings and listened to people, they all sounded the same to me. I grew up in the church when things were changing, the Prophet had received a revelation that black...
    wandaslife wandaslife 36-40, F 4 Responses Sep 17, 2007

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    Raised and Praised

    My parents joined the church when I was two.  Growing up they were pretty active.  Once I started middle school they started fading in and out of activeness.  Both of my sisters graduated from seminary school and eventually got sealed in the temple to their...
    GreenEscape GreenEscape 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 9, 2009

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    I Was a Teenage Mormon!

               When I was fifteen years old in Canada, I encountered some Mormon missionaries who introduced me to Mormon theology. They offered me a simple set of beliefs, complete with clear answers as to what is “right...
    epicurus44 epicurus44 46-50, M 3 Responses Jan 17, 2009

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    Thoughts On The Mormon Religion

    I am currently 17 and living with my parents who are both very active members of the LDS church. Well, since this group is called, "I WAS a Mormon," I'm going to share why I've decided to progress through life without the LDS religion. I am going to start out by saying I am not...
    Garebear131 Garebear131 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 21, 2013

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    I Have Never Been a Mormon Nor...

    I have never been a mormon nor do I ever wish to be.  I'm perfectly happy with my indescript form of spiritualism.  If others want to partake in my philosophies then they may but I'm not out starting a cult.
    theophania theophania 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 14, 2007

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    Raised Mormon...RM...And Sealed In Temple But I Couldn'T Do It Anymore

    I couldn't keep up with the appearances and the fakeness. After a terrible experience in the temple I finally woke up and realized this religion is not for me!
    exmormonF exmormonF 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 12, 2013

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    Appearances

    What I remember the most about my life as a Mormon was the appearances. How everything that I was told to do, say and even think were meant to portray a specific appearances to those around me. Then it all seemed fine, perfect, normal. Now that I look back I see things...
    SeekingAmanda SeekingAmanda 22-25, F Jan 8, 2013

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    I sit alone in my bedroom and allow my thoughts to consume me. They attack me with their vicious words that were only spoken to me a mere 3 years ago, by my own blood and by my...
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    Well when I was around the age of 8 or 9 i wanna say in the fifth grade I think it was? It was a weekend and I had family over for a bbq and whatnot. So when I was younger my...
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    Five years ago I got myself in so much trouble by phoning and texting a man who wasn't interested and as I was angry with this man cause I felt he treated me unfairly and...
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    Well I don't normally wear thongs to work as I'm a nurse but it was all I had left this morning when I was getting ready. I was at a patients house and had squatted down and the...
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    Even though it seems like I get lots of income each months but it is not really as I share some of my income with my mum ,orphans ,my lovebirds and other birds ..so lots of money...
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    Running Wild- I started drinking beer and wine at age 12 and sampled hard liquor at 14. The first time I moved on to the hard stuff at 14 I distinctively recall waking up on a...
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    He was not the only one though. For years and years. He still visits me now and then and we get on really well. Strange thing is that I never considered to be abuse, although I was...
    Illuvmyukdad Illuvmyukdad 46-50, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    Today at the salon I was taken to the shampoo room and given the best shampoo massage. It was so slow and nice and the rubbing movement were gentle. I loved it.
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    Have you ever been privileged enough to see an angel? to be blessed by their love and have one touch your soul? I have, her name is Kimmy, she was sent to me from up above to...
    ChantouKimmy ChantouKimmy 41-45, F 40 mins ago

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    Funny story. I was legal to drink at 19. When I turned 20, they raised the drinking age to 21. So I learned how to make a fake I'd.
    llanolander llanolander 46-50, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    I was visited by the real men in black as a child and I don't know why. Any ideas?
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    Wish a nice guy was here for me. Hey Im funny! and lovable!
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    So basically we got together when I was 18 and he was 22. I was lonely and young and hurting from being recently dumped and he made me feel good. Looking back on it it wasn't that...
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    http://pinkelephantsisters.blogspot.com/2015/04/weight-loss-journey-goodbye-april.html I have been a little lax on my blogging this week. Nothing too exciting is happening. I am...
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    This is the story of one experience. In my freshman year of high school there was this really nice guy who sat next to me in English class. We talked sometimes and it felt like...
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    My boyfriend and I had been dating for about 5 months at the time. It was Friday and I was at work, afterwards I was going to sleepover his house. My friend who is also friends...
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    Yes.., i hate to admit it but me and my gang used to bully a lot while we were in school..we used to make fun of guys, girls and even teachers...but everyone found us naughty..and...
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    I'm a really shy person, so it's hard for me to confess my feeling to people. So I tried get my crushes attention through Facebook acting like someone else and yeah I realize how...
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