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I Was a Mormon

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 73 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

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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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    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 4 Responses Oct 15

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Today was laundry day in our family, for us that means a trip to the laundromat. It was getting late and the place was pretty empty, except for two young men in White shirts, ties...
    handsinmotion handsinmotion 51-55, M 6 days ago

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    I am a naughty Mormon, I trade naked pics with others
    unp12 unp12 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 26

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    Random song or story/poem I made. Tied to a chair was where I was woken, Only to find I wished I was broken, "She's just so cute they said and mocked." As I sat there feeling the...
    Timelord47 Timelord47 18-21 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    The first time I was molested by my brother was when I was 14 years old. My brother is 1 year older than me, and my parents adore him. The first time he molested me was when i was...
    Varjo Varjo 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    As many of you may know I live in one of the parts of buffalo, ny that was hit by that horrible storm which not only damaged my car but also my home which put us back even further...
    samilee80 samilee80 31-35, F 16 hrs ago

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    At the end of 2011, my mother, stepdad and 4 younger sisters moved to Atlanta. I was a senior in highschool so my mother let me stay in Warner Robins and graduate with my friends...
    braxtonleigh braxtonleigh 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    "You are absolutely useless." "She's a failure, she can't do anything right." "I'm so tempted to just kick her out on the streets." "You don't do anything I say, you don't help...
    BlackSnakex BlackSnakex 13-15, F 6 hrs ago

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    I'm currently living with a male friend. I broke my leg back in June and was out of work for six months. I had no family around and he offered to let me stay with him until I could...
    jar1985 jar1985 26-30, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Being bullied as a kid was the worst for me so I spent most of my childhood years alone, depressed and plotting on how I would make those ******* pay for the way the treated me...
    Jadrienne Jadrienne 22-25, F 16 hrs ago

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    One time at the pool I had to change into my swim suit but there were no bathrooms. So I had to change behind the car. I got naked and reached for my suit when I heard laughing. I...
    UnoGuy UnoGuy 13-15, M 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    About 2 months ago i was walking down a street alone and crying this guy comes over and asked me to sit with him at a restaurant so i did then i tried to leave and he pulled me out...
    pixiepiink pixiepiink 16-17, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I wish I was anorexic..losing weight must be a breeze. I don't know how they do it. I wish I hated eating. I wish I hated food but I don't!! I would love to be 90-105lbs!!
    Fierrrrce Fierrrrce 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I wish i was happy. Being alone is not making me happy.
    fseanb fseanb 36-40, M 5 hrs ago

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    I just got back, it was hell. That's all I'm saying.
    meli347 meli347 13-15, F 1 Response 10 mins ago

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    As a child I was bullied from my first day at school in those days kids didn't get lifts you walked and in my case alone.The reason I was bullied was because my mum was disabled...
    danglybits danglybits 46-50, M 4 Responses Nov 22

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    I met this boy online on twitter we started to talk a lot he was a jerk a douche bag i guess we can say. He had asked me out to the movies and i rejected the first time but the...
    tooloveornot tooloveornot 18-21, F Nov 22

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    When i was six or so my sister liked to cross-dress me and make me girly. Of course I hated it because she would put me in mini skirts and said to be"cute"tops and even panties...
    Timelord47 Timelord47 18-21 2 Responses Nov 23

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    17th post...Let me start this post with a little apology. I take antidepressants, and they have kept me from, metaphorically speaking, pulling the trigger. But one of the downsides...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 24

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    My freshman year of high school was very tough for me. It was honestly the worst year of my life. Thinking back to when I was 14 seems like a lifetime ago, but really its not. It...
    mred55 mred55 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 25

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    21st post. Well the other day, I did something that had me very very excited. For some people this will sound like nothing, and most people do this every single day of their lives...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 25

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    In November 2011, I was the subject of a kidnapping at the age of 12, at where I would have least expected it: my home. I live in a small New Mexico town, and crime here is very...
    XFP453 XFP453 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 26

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    22nd post. Ok lets go into my health, just so I can give a history on how I think my depression might have been triggered, and slowly began to rise. All through my life I was very...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    23rd post. Not long after I recovered from the kidney stone, I started getting upper abdominal pain. They would come and go in spurts, and at the beginning a couple of panadol...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    24th post. Before anyone reading this thinks my life has been just one bad thing after another, I'm going to set the record straight. Many of the years of fun were only marred by...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    After I had broken up with my boyfriend of four years because he refused to better himself for the sake of both of us, I was told by his next girlfriend, who happened to be the...
    HollyD23 HollyD23 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    I was kidnapped and I'm ready to share... Me and a friend were in a car park biking around, we got of our bikes and sat on the island where you pay for a ticket. Our bikes were...
    zzcoutneyzz01 zzcoutneyzz01 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 27

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    On Thanksgiving Day 2004...when I was 10 years old...I was at home with my family and we had just had dinner. I was wearing a dress and white pantyhose that day and at around 4 p.m...
    britanderson94 britanderson94 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 27

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    Was I sexually assaulted? I can't seem to figure how to work the question section due to being new to this form... But I really need advice, I'm 13... And I'm NOT trolling. When...
    ImStrongNot1 ImStrongNot1 22-25, F 8 Responses Nov 27

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