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I Was a Mormon

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 72 People

    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Today I went to a Mormon church and let me tell you, the people and teachings are amazing! They greet you and make you feel more welcome to their environment and the community will...
    RainbowAdventurer12 RainbowAdventurer12 22-25, M Sep 7

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    I don't respect mormons whatsoever, all you do is force people to get married. Have multiple wife's and are untrue to Loving them. And have little girls get married?! Mormons wake...
    saboosa1 saboosa1 13-15, F 6 Responses Sep 6

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    I'm a 14 year old gay Mormon, living in the moral prison that is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I'm stuck in a repressive religion that demonizes homosexuals. My...
    blondynamo blondynamo 13-15, M 8 Responses Sep 7

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    Today I flipped out at a guy who made an "all Christians are" statement. This is sad because he was speaking in character and I was getting after someone who didn't really mean any...
    meyuki meyuki 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 11

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    Just when I think it's all behind me I feel the anger and confusion creeping up behind me again. There will always be unanswered questions and more to learn about this so called...
    GoldenPoppy GoldenPoppy 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    A few years ago my wife was always staying late at work and she took a part time cleaning job with a guy who was single and was know for shagging married women, the thing is it...
    johnsmith455 johnsmith455 41-45, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I am beyond mad at my mother right now. Right now I am in an amazing relationship with an amazing United States sailor. And my mom just keeps attacking my relationship. But with my...
    BabyGrasshopper BabyGrasshopper 18-21, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    This gIrl just crashed into the side of my friends car because she was changing the radio station. I thought we were dead please keep your eyes on the road and always wear your...
    Skyhigh95 Skyhigh95 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    I used to say that you were the guy of my dreams. The guy of every girl's dreams. "Mr Perfect". You said that you've seen the stars - a piece of heaven in me. That it was love at...
    Lindadk Lindadk 18-21, F 20 mins ago

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    At sixteen I met my now husband and a few months after meeting got pregnant with our now 13 year old son. When I met my husband all those years ago I was heartbroken and sad over...
    truloveit84 truloveit84 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    Before, i was unable to tell this story. It was very hard. The only way i have managed to come through in speaking of it was to talk to a friend about it, then soon another friend...
    iris801 iris801 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    The Wake Up Call! When we were in ninth grade we had a teacher called Ms Perkins for mathematics. She was a good teacher but dead strict and she wouldn't hesitate to pull out the...
    Tina303 Tina303 41-45, F 5 Responses Aug 20

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    My first kiss was for a play so it was scripted and I knew where to stand, but it was terrifying because it was in front of the entire audience and I was freaking out. I didn't...
    maddiegraddie maddiegraddie 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    Okay this is the first time that I have written my story.... . Well typed it . It all started when my mom (who I love so deeply) got married to this man when I was 5 years old ! I...
    brook9723 brook9723 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 20

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    Well, most of my posts have been embarrassing moments in my life so I decided I'd continue the trend. It was at the end of my seventh grade year. The seventh grade counselor, Ms...
    Dts16 Dts16 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    This happened just this past weekend and I am still going thought a bit of shock. I've not really talked to them any. The must know something is up, but probably not sure what that...
    MelissaSmith24740 MelissaSmith24740 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    On Sexual Abuse I will go, with the reason I am composing this letter, this is I'm sending this missive, because my daughter who is 8, was sexually assaulted, By my 22 year old...
    IrmaH IrmaH 36-40 2 Responses Aug 21

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    Well, after a while I got it again.Me and my friends were planning to go to the movies, and after permission of my parents, I got to go.My parents told me that I had a curfew of 9...
    taylorcollison taylorcollison 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 22

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    Last week I was in the mountains hiking with my best friend. After five days of fab weather and nice views we were returning to base camp. On the way down we passed through the...
    overalls32 overalls32 31-35 Aug 22

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    Last week I was in the mountains hiking with my best friend. After five days of fab weather and nice views we were returning to base camp. On the way down we passed through the...
    overalls32 overalls32 31-35 Aug 22

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    i duno im sure to write this here, but ive not written this down before and hardly ever told anyone. when i was 15 i was walking home from gymnastics and went across an open area...
    lamaragymnast lamaragymnast 22-25, F 6 Responses Aug 25

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    I haven't been a tall person my whole life. Though a majority of it i have, but at times i haven't, and have been rather short. This stopped me from doing what I did best. Stopping...
    Aram8361 Aram8361 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 25

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    I used to have this dream. A haze of white and gold covering everything the entire "video" of what was happening. When I was young this dream happened a lot and I would wake...
    Astelmarie Astelmarie 18-21, F Aug 26

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    Keep in mind that I was always one of those girls that never understood why women stay in abusive relationships. I was a broken child. Acted out, drugs, sex basically whatever I...
    mmememe mmememe 22-25, F Aug 26

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    Hello. My name is Michelle and I am new to this website. I am here searching for support and hopefully answers. Here is my story. I am 31 years old and I am a single mother. I was...
    meesh192001 meesh192001 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 26

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    When you live in a small town, you don't think about someone harming you...Everyone knows everybody, people are either very charming, reserved, or just take everyone for granted..I...
    prettyface1 prettyface1 46-50, F 5 Responses Aug 26

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    I can’t tell if I am dreaming or not. One moment I am in a room full of people. The next I feel my body being moved around on a bed and the blurred images and voices are back. I...
    perilousindenvers perilousindenvers 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    I can't believe I'm doing this but I need to get this out of my system. I cannot remember my age I think I was around the age of 10 but I remember everything so distinctively. It...
    Isabellacass Isabellacass 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 28

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    I've always been bullied since elementary through 6th grade. It ended about halfway through 7th grade. It all started in Kindergarten. There was this kid named Mauricio that would...
    HateHatred HateHatred 18-21, F Aug 28

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    I just had a very embarrassing moment. I was babysitting two little boys and their baby brother. The other boys were about 10. I was taking care of the baby when it threw up all...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 28

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    When I was younger I had a huge crush on this boy in my school. It was at that time when the boys hadn't hit puberty yet but some of the girls had, and I was one of the lucky few...
    dontyouforget dontyouforget 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 29

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