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I Was a Mormon

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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 5 Responses Nov 28, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses Jul 9, 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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    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

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    My daughter is became mormon, and I am heartbroken that I will not be at her wedding.
    lad7466 lad7466 46-50, F Jul 11

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    My name is Sam, as a child, my father didn't care much about me and he still doesn't. My father had me when he was a senior and my mother was a junior. After my mother gave birth...
    96Samuel96 96Samuel96 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 7

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    My name is Sam, as a child, my father didn't care much about me and he still doesn't. My father had me when he was a senior and my mother was a junior. After my mother gave birth...
    96Samuel96 96Samuel96 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 7

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    My name is Sam, as a child, my father didn't care much about me and he still doesn't. My father had me when he was a senior and my mother was a junior. After my mother gave birth...
    96Samuel96 96Samuel96 18-21, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I was around 7 - 8 years of age when I was tooken from my mother my mother and stepfather were very cruel to me as I can remember. My mother and father divorced in 1972 my father...
    Tweetybird2012 Tweetybird2012 41-45, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I am actually not sure if I was molested or not. I have been struggling for years over this and I feel like so many other people have it worse. I have had some people support me...
    shoppingirl101 shoppingirl101 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    When I was 10 my father,a Croatian immigrant, wrecked his Range Rover and damn near killed my 8 1/2 year old sister and me. CPS was soon knocking on our door, because my father was...
    Bashka91 Bashka91 22-25, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I was with my mom (obviously xD) and my grandma (who was driving) and we were on pur way to Germany from Holland when suddenly guess what I decided to come out at the worst time...
    i1n2d3r4a5n6i7 i1n2d3r4a5n6i7 13-15 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    About three years ago I drove down to a small beach that I had been to quite a few times growing up. I changed into my swimsuit in my car underneath my towel and left my towel and...
    fshlor fshlor 18-21, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    my mom was young and things happened and ended up selling me when i was a baby haha child trafficking but picked a good family to give me to :D the family she gave me to was old...
    harmlesscheesecake harmlesscheesecake 18-21, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    He was over 40. It was past his time
    idontknowhyimhereyo idontknowhyimhereyo 31-35, M 21 hrs ago

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    I was at work earlier and had asked for a sign that things were going to be okay.All through out the day I had seen 444,which spiritually means thousands of angels are around you...
    erickalove erickalove 26-30, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    I wish I was strong and organized and had the courage and know how to make my dreams fly. I want to be victorious over my problems instead of falling apart all the time. I wish I...
    Ludavin Ludavin 46-50, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I was throwing food in a store and my mom told me to stop but i just started throwing apples at at her then she took me over her leg pulled down my pants and panties then she...
    carsonreeve carsonreeve 13-15, F 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    i found out long time ago that myreal prents just gave for rasing by these people who calling the,selves now my parents, and that they have real son which sometimes was coming to...
    rihcrissy rihcrissy 31-35, M 10 hrs ago

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    is it normal for parents to spank teens until they are 18 or 19? please be honest. my parents are very religious and spank us bare (or totally naked...) very hard in front of each...
    valbunny valbunny 13-15, F 23 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    a couple of years ago a guy woulnt leave me alone online. then he hacked my laptop somehow and found some things id not want anyone to know. then he set up loads of fake profiles...
    lamaragymnast lamaragymnast 22-25, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    I wish I was everything you deserved everything you wanted. I'm insecure, I'm a mess, I'm constantly afraid that you will leave me for someone better. I don't like these fears, but...
    FeelingAmazingRightNow FeelingAmazingRightNow 13-15, M 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    I co led a group of youth to the water park yesterday afternoon. Talk about a lot of bare feet in one place! All shapes, sizes, display and color were everywhere. Since it was a...
    beachfoot12 beachfoot12 22-25, M 16 hrs ago

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    I feel I have always been a girl pretending to be a boy because I have a penis connected to me. I am growing very tired of wishing my body matched who I have always felt to be...
    dev1978 dev1978 36-40, T 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    This was me as drum major my junior year. I graduated but I'm going to miss those varsity football games and competitions :(
    nemophilist8 nemophilist8 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Just went to Germany and found out the hotels spa is a nude spa. Was thrilling showing off and seeing all those guys lol
    cheerztilwedie cheerztilwedie 16-17, F 3 hrs ago

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    Is it true they come back? A lot of people have told me that! Even if they said they didn't want anything from you, it was amaizing, the time of their life but they need to stay...
    gweneth gweneth 36-40, F 9 mins ago

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    I am a mature individual. I have transitioned through menopause and because in my early career I was focused on my profession, my own development, my own achievement, I put off...
    ginger1979 ginger1979 41-45, F Jun 23

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    IM REG WATSON I created well known Australian soaps like Neighbours, prisoner cell block h, country practice and the Sullivans and Sons and daughters. The first soap I ever...
    regwatson regwatson 61-65, M Jun 23

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    My age was thirteen. I was out with friends, my boyfriend, and their boyfriends. In together there was probably about ten of us. My friend Joy had a boyfriend named Martin. While...
    Blondie6556 Blondie6556 22-25, F 10 Responses Jun 23

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    SLUMBER PARTY My sister was having a sleepover once and she invited 3 of her friends. I stayed up in my room the whole time because I did not want to be a part of it. At some...
    somedewd somedewd 22-25, M 4 Responses Jun 24

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    I was in a relationship for 4 years. We first started seeing each other when I was 17 he was 21. I thought he was my everything. In the beginning he was sweet and very devoted to...
    oceanicdreamer oceanicdreamer 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 24

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    I feel silly being the first person to write about this but here it goes. I had been dating a guy for about three years when we decided to get married. We were still young early...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 24

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    I was lost and alone in a bad city. It was almost dark and I had no money, car, or phone. Just like a movie, when I opened the bank's door to withdraw money, it was locked and a...
    HopeRefugeShelter HopeRefugeShelter 22-25, F Jun 24

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    My last spanking at 16. Well, I was 16 years old. I went over to one of my friend's house. We went out for a party, then after the party, we had gone to the shops, to shoplift...
    tr111 tr111 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 24

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