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I Was a Mormon

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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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    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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    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 2 Responses 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 18 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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    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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    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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    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 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 21, 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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    Related Experiences

    Very good description of my beliefs as a Mormon FROM a NON Mormon. Taken from the Federalist Press The “Mormon Effect” February 22, 2013 By Editor 292 Comments During the...
    JustJeni JustJeni 41-45, F Mar 29

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    Ex Mormon Testimony.
    churinga churinga 70+, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    I guess you can say that I'm "devout" or a "TBM (True-Believing-Mormon." But I allow myself to be skeptical and to question things because that's what the doctrine has taught me to...
    utahwriter utahwriter 36-40, M 2 Responses Apr 11

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    Ex Mormon Files.
    churinga churinga 70+, M 11 hrs ago

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    It was an intensely difficult and painful process, but every day I am grateful that my family and I are free.
    durachoks durachoks 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    THIS IS A REAL AND LEGITMATE FORM OF ABUSE. I struggle with the fact that not only was my ex emotionally abusive, but so was my own father. I can legitimately say that I am...
    cemarie128 cemarie128 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    I was taking hydroxyurea and aspirin for a year, I want to get pregnant but i was told by my hematologist it's not safe for pregnancy so I switch to Interferon alpha b. Anyone...
    ETwife ETwife 31-35, F 41 mins ago

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    I want to tell someone who can help me this has been going on forever since 8th grade but I'm not strong enough yet I'm now in my first semester of college and it's still going on...
    leahbabyy leahbabyy 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    in sixth grade the bullying for me was horrible. it started when one of my close friends told me i wasn't popular enough to be friends with her or anyone else in our friend circle...
    cxc4ever cxc4ever 18-21, F Mar 23

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    I am such a skeptic about everything but have been obsessed with finding answers for about the last 10 yrs about God,ghost and other stuff. Aliens though make sense to me..I see...
    bugaboo2001 bugaboo2001 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    Once upon a time there was a little girl. She was somewhat tomboyish -- she liked snakes, sticks, and mud and only wore dresses for really formal occasions. She was a happy kid...
    Boo37 Boo37 13-15, F Mar 23

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    Hi, my name is Momo, I'm a 15 year old boy and I'm from Bath,Uk. On the 12th of December 2013 I was robbed at my home in the town of Bath. I was robbed by a boy in my class, his...
    MJ433 MJ433 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    I was molested by my cousin. I was seven years old at the time. When he came to visit it was normal. And then things started to go wrong and I was too naive to notice. First it was...
    Isabella545 Isabella545 13-15 1 Response Mar 23

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    Hey I need help. it's URGENT! My doctor was concerned in the past because my last blood test my thyroid was on the line. Not bad not good but she was worried it was getting worse...
    shybutkindd shybutkindd 13-15, F Mar 23

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    Life is full of surprises, irony and twists, and one night at work I had one in mine. A few years ago after a satisfying Easter dinner with my family, I set off for an overtime...
    Justint2014 Justint2014 31-35, M Mar 24

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    It all started when I was 13. I had no other way to school as I lived half an hour away to the closest high school so I caught a private bus to and from school every day with other...
    unknown331 unknown331 16-17 1 Response Mar 24

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    It happened when I was 14 - probably only me second time drinking out. It was a weekday and I had skipped class with my best friend, Alexis. We went to probably the most underrated...
    xxxrina xxxrina 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 24

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    At that age of thirteen I was raped by 'my best friend' or so I thought...I was at a party and just thought I was having harmless fun, he offered my one drink and before you knew...
    CharleighBrazil CharleighBrazil 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    My story isn't much but here it is. I was born in Bulgaria (Eastern Europe). I don't know much about my mom and nothing about my dad. All I know is my moms name, she was really...
    olivias78 olivias78 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 24

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    I never knew my real dad, he left my mom when I was born, 4 yrs later my mom married my stepdad. My mom did her best to support the two of us, I spent more time at day care than I...
    IgobyMandy IgobyMandy 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 24

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    I was still regularly spanked in. My teenage years in the same way as when I was a child. My dad always said that while I still lived at home I could be chastised whenever he saw...
    cryoutloud cryoutloud 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 24

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    I was in elementary school. I decided to skip school with my friend Josh. It was back in the late 90s and my school was very close to my house. So my mother just let us walk to...
    dyssoc dyssoc 22-25, M 4 Responses Mar 24

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    It was a group phone chat service for adults... and we had to listen to keep people from being jerks or spouting out there phone number or addresses (you would be surprised,). We...
    netjoe9661 netjoe9661 51-55, M Mar 24

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    I had been overweight since age 6, with my heaviest being 215lbs around age 13. We never really had any money, so I was never really taught how to manage my naturally curly hair...
    Luckylotus013 Luckylotus013 26-30, F 8 Responses Mar 24

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    I don't even know where to begin, I was molested countless times when I was about 10 years old. It all started with a game of pool. My brother, who is 8 years older. So at the time...
    strength05 strength05 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 25

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    I wish I had had a real Father. A dad that loved and cherished me and my brothers. My dad is an emotionally abusive man. He is also a severe narcissist. I stopped speaking to him...
    Howyahorse Howyahorse 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    Very very wrong. I thought he was gonna be the one to stay, my best friend, the one that cared for me more than anybody ever has. He was a real gentleman and I've never dated...
    93rp 93rp 18-21, F Mar 25

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    I was about 4 years old. My brother would take me into his room, the bathroom, just anywhere that he could get away with it. I remember always being so scared. He always would tell...
    sarahjade123 sarahjade123 13-15, F 8 Responses Mar 25

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    My Dad hit me with his belt once. Mom hit me with either the hairbrush, (broke 2 of them) the broom (broke one of those along with my wrist, when I was 9 years old). She also...
    hellcat88 hellcat88 41-45, F 10 Responses Mar 25

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    All My Fault- I like to look good and make NO APOLOGIES for it. $150 shoes,I-Phone, couple of rings. My old man noticed it when I was barely a teenager and he said I was gonna be...
    MessiahtheDon MessiahtheDon 22-25, M Mar 25

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    Might as well share this finally now. When I was in fifth grade (which made me 10 at the time) I was at this house with my cousin (she was 14,15,16 somewhere along those lines) it...
    ConquistadorXL ConquistadorXL 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 25

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    Part 3 - After the previous encounter I had to go when they asked me, they had to much blackmail. When I went to Annabel's it was just her and Emma again. They told me to guess...
    manchester20 manchester20 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    today I went to my friend's house we went outside and did random thing but I fell in a lot of mud so I went inside to take a shower I didn't know anyone else was home so I didn't...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Mar 26

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    Getting my Ex back was something that i couldn't imagine will be so easy am John Wales. I've known Sophia for years. When we finally got together as partners, things were so weird...
    Danny5432 Danny5432 36-40, M Mar 27

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    Getting my Ex back was something that i couldn't imagine will be so easy am John Wales. I've known Sophia for years. When we finally got together as partners, things were so weird...
    Danny5432 Danny5432 36-40, M Mar 27

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    In high school I was a great student. ignoring the fact that I was undocumented and focusing on my studies. My dream was to go to a big name conservatory and create music and art...
    Arieamarxus1 Arieamarxus1 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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