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I Was a Mormon

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 77 People

    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Yesterday morning, I had been up all night prepping for a hackathon up in NYC I was going to with two of my friends. We were planning on taking the train there, but unfortunately...
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    Twice. By the same guy. He was my friend. He went on to rape another friend of mine. She took him to trial and he wasn't even convicted. The second time haunts me always. He...
    samcanread samcanread 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    When I was 8 my dad died, so my mom came to where my dad and I lived to take care of me, but what she really did was lock me away from everybody while she took all the money my dad...
    Bubblebran Bubblebran 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 2

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    I was smacked my mother and step father but it's my step fathers spankings I remember the most. He was the first person to ever smack me in my life when I was about 7 yo. I had...
    ashie1980 ashie1980 31-35, T 1 Response Mar 2

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    LouiseBainbridge LouiseBainbridge 66-70, F Mar 3

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    someconfusedbloke someconfusedbloke 13-15, M Mar 3

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    RayneBeauHill RayneBeauHill 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    When I was around 15 years old I was abducted by aliens...I think. It's very difficult for me to differentiate between a super realistic and vivid dream or real life in this...
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    It was in 6th grade. my friend's birthday that time, and I wanted to come over her house since she threw a party. There was no way to get there but walk. So I did, it was a long...
    katherinneee katherinneee 18-21, F Mar 4

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    I was wearing a pink dress shirt, khaki skirt, black leggings, and black leather knee high heel boots with my hair in a bun. My daughter was wearing a blue under shirt, light khaki...
    girlygirl2 girlygirl2 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    The other day a friend of mine mentioned how she wished she could get flowers from someone. Not wanting to make it seem like I was making advances as that is not why I am on here...
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    Here's my story now it's a hard story and I hope it's the right thing to do and post it on here for people mainly young girls as myself to be careful I need to let it out So me and...
    MyPreciousHeart MyPreciousHeart 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 5

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