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I Was a Mormon

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 78 People

    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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'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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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

    I keep seeing these posts about how others believe that mormons aren't christian, and I'm just sitting here wondering... why does it matter? we teach our members to be charitable...
    AdrienneMorrisa AdrienneMorrisa 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Loved our last ward, it had lots of fit military members and the lifestyle was in full swing, if you know what I mean. Now, though, it just isn't the same. Nothing like being...
    mikeandrachel mikeandrachel 26-30 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    I'm looking for another naughty mormon (woman only), to have fun with...
    tecbnm tecbnm 26-30, M Apr 11

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    This is a pretty long story so it will be in parts :) I was 13 years old and my friends and I snuck out of the school and went to the nearby sweet shop. We came back and we were...
    Andrew2233 Andrew2233 41-45, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I went over to a friends house for a swim party. I met my cousin there who showed me the house and where I could change into my swimsuit. I went into the room and started to change...
    Elliepanties20 Elliepanties20 18-21, F 6 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I have not contacted him for 2 1/2 weeks. longest i've been able. but the thing is, he hasn't contacted me for over a month. I am really going out of my mind. i feel a little...
    hardtiming hardtiming 41-45 3 hrs ago

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    I remember in I think it was 6th or maybe 7th grade I was in the computer lab for class. This guy named Zack was flirting with this girl named Margaret. He was behind her sitting...
    Wynnieskye Wynnieskye 16-17, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Everything I did was wrong everything I said was even worse I would sometimes sit around and wonder how life would be if my dad was alive maybe he would be proud of me.
    maleeny maleeny 18-21, F 16 hrs ago

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    It sucks. When I was in 7th grade there was this girl who was dating a guy, we did stuff in the bathroom. and know I know how low my standers are. Never had a boyfriend though...
    Shawty75 Shawty75 22-25, M 15 hrs ago

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    I was bullied in for years in school. I can't share the details, but I want you to know I still feel it. It still hurts and I still avoid those places and ppl. I am a parent but I...
    DeanGullbury DeanGullbury 41-45, M 5 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    as a guy, most expect us to wear boxers so when I was caught in the hall of my dorm wearing just skimpy low rise briefs, it was a little embarrassing
    Pickles3000 Pickles3000 22-25, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I was in 7th grade. My family and my cousin's family were camping and one day he told me to come into his camper when everyone was out by the fire because he wanted to show me a...
    kbmusical kbmusical 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    I knew it was over that Sunday morning she took the car and drove to the hardware store and came back with a metal bucket and a can of lighter fuel. I had written lots of love...
    dialzero4fun dialzero4fun 46-50, M 1 Response 58 mins ago

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    my dentist used a papoose board on me as a kid and as a teen i hated it sometimes i dont why it was used but it kept me still ..?
    hope1022 hope1022 22-25, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I was 13 and at the weekend my mum and sister and brother went out. I stole £10 from my mums purse and went to the drug store. I bought red lipstick and red nail polish. I went...
    Ryanisaacs1406 Ryanisaacs1406 18-21, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I was wonderful, exciting and unbelievable. I knew I should have thought the latter.
    mrspixley99 mrspixley99 46-50, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Life is a blessing. Even if you feel like it may not be for you, and you feel useless, you will learn that your time is coming for things to get better. You will find your way out...
    Anonymouscoast Anonymouscoast 22-25 53 mins ago

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    I am now a 26 year old female, blessed to be the mother of three beautiful intelligent girls. However, with my first I was a teen mother, I became pregnant and gave birth at the...
    jessiibabii89 jessiibabii89 26-30, F Mar 24

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    pt 2 I knew where we were going. without a word, but with heart pouring I was marched towards the house. I fell and was slapped across the face twice for a punishment. once...
    rachael982 rachael982 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    I've always been a socially awkward person, which I've grown into accepting as just one of my flaws. Yet it lingers in my mind a really disturbing moment in my childhood where I...
    Thatlost1 Thatlost1 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    It’s been over nine years since I was kidnapped and turned into a pet. After I opened up to my first wife on Halloween she told me it might help me to right down everything that...
    PrinceBloodlust PrinceBloodlust 18-21, M Mar 28

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    I never had any luck with getting away with anything, throughout my life, especially not when I was younger. I should have known better, but a few of us decided that it would be a...
    Mick672 Mick672 41-45, M 4 Responses Mar 30

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    I was teased a lot in my childhood and teenage years. Anyone who knows me knows that I have never been a feminine girl or woman. I got a lot of negative attention from my peers...
    SapphicMinion SapphicMinion 26-30, F 10 Responses Mar 31

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    When I was 14 I loved skateboarding it was my life and all I wanted to do I would skate every day and every chance I got, I grew up in smallish town in Texas, one in which...
    Jakep99 Jakep99 18-21, M Apr 4

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