I Was a Mormon

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 83 People

    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

    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

    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

    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
    3 Responses Jul 21, 2013

    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

    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

    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
    31-35, M
    Jun 21, 2014

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Apr 12, 2013

    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

    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

    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

    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
    5 Responses Mar 16, 2012
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