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I Was a Mormon

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 84 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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    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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    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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    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 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'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 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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    I was molested by my family friend's 14-15 year old son and I was 7 years old. He molested me twice, he first touched me when he was sleeping over at our house and I was alone with...
    Sugabunslove Sugabunslove 16-17, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I just don't get it. I have been with my bf for almost 4 years and it seems like the longer we stay together the worse our relationship gets. He is so immature and do things to...
    Janea21 Janea21 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    On vaca, at the pool, I guess someone though it would be funny to remove my suit. We were playing around so I had no idea I was naked. For 5 minutes I played in the water naked. I...
    RandomUserGuy1 RandomUserGuy1 13-15, M 7 hrs ago

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    And that made going to a liberal university that much harder. Especially when the community is tight-knit, you can't find outsiders as easily as in big mormon communities.
    Chrossy Chrossy 22-25, F a week ago

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    It was about a month ago and I was house sitting for my neighbor. My little sister and I took weed from my neighbor to give it our friends to make weed brownies. they came over and...
    mistakeee mistakeee 18-21, F Jul 20

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    ANY PARENTS PLEASE READ , I NEED URGENT ADVICE. . i just found out today my 5 y/o daughter had her pants pulled down , and was MOLESTED by my ex wifes boyfriends 8y/o son...
    IHOPESHECHOKESONACHICKENBONE IHOPESHECHOKESONACHICKENBONE 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 20

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    We'd hooked up a few times in the past couple of months, nothing really serious. He was my best friend since we were fourteen years old. We were a band of misfits and damaged kids...
    ReesesPeaces ReesesPeaces 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 20

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    After a reckless and idiotic night I realized I will never do it again. Being drugged up and basically suffocating I shortly felt dead. This was the most surreal feeling in the...
    jtran315 jtran315 18-21, F Jul 20

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    My cousin found out I was extremely ticklish a while ago. She was laying next to me once and she kept moving and every time she moved her legs or feet would rub against my ribs and...
    sara6734 sara6734 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    Age 4 to 12 I was sexually abused by my brother who is 7 years older then me. There's two main factors as to what caused this. One, my family was in a strict Christian church. Two...
    winterbugs winterbugs 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    **Definite Trigger Warning** I always feel like I deserved it, too. I deserve to feel pain, and that was the outcome. I was left alone in a room with a woman who has...
    Whobody Whobody 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    I was born about three months earlier than I should have been and I was in the hospital for a couple of months before I even got to come home. I was supposed to be born in May but...
    chloehenderson chloehenderson 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 19

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    A couple of experiences I had that I remember. When I was in year 7 I had I slight crush on this girl, word got around. Word got back to me that she wanted to ask me out, but the...
    WokenandOpen WokenandOpen 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 19

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    I was a brat when I was a kid.. somewhat bully. I was around 6-8 years old. I pinned down and slightly choked my cousin at the back of our suv and told her I hate her and she...
    alone03 alone03 22-25, F Jul 18

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    I was 15 when I was caught by Mr. Gunderson, a neighbor who lived down the street. I'd found a summer job and got to stay home alone when everyone else went on vacation. Sixteen...
    amandatrane1 amandatrane1 51-55, T 4 Responses Jul 18

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    I was dating this guy I worked with... We started dating in April of this year. I finally said yes to being his girlfriend after I knew I was going to quit. I just did not want to...
    deniseee deniseee 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    So about a couple months ago I meet this guy and his mom. The first thing I noticed was the eyes where dark ,almost black. I instantly walked away after the encounter and fell...
    HiddenBlueSea HiddenBlueSea 18-21, F Jul 17

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    I remember the first time I got in trouble with the cops, funny story, to me at least. My friends and I were pretty young 10-11ish I think, and there was this ***** who lives in...
    TheSturgeonGeneral TheSturgeonGeneral 18-21, M Jul 17

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    I should've known something was wrong with him. He was like a second dad to me after my uncle that I was very close with died of cancer. Not even a year after that happened he...
    Cowgirl6140 Cowgirl6140 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    Yes I was emotionally abused emotionally and physically when I was 8 until 19 by my mother and brother and emotionally by my ex husband. My mother had me write letters ( i have...
    meg2014 meg2014 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    It's how I was raised. Starting from when I was about 12 on. It started out with me getting acne at a fairly early age. What a crime, huh? Getting acne at 12, then to be told...
    bobrido bobrido 46-50, M 4 Responses Jul 15

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    The experience down below is 100% true and very long please read at your own risk. It was a beautiful April evening. Everyone was outside on my block playing. I had 2 bestfriends...
    Redskinsfan600 Redskinsfan600 13-15, M 3 Responses Jul 15

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    I was adopted by my dad's brother (and his wife) She had two daughters with her first husband and they told her she couldn't have my uncles children after a bad miscarriage when...
    surioregon surioregon 26-30, F Jul 15

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