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I Was a Mormon

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 76 People

    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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    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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    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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    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 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...

    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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    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'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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    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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    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 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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    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 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 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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    Related Experiences

    I am a married mormon but have a very high sex drive. I have experienced many things this year and feel confident about where I am in life. I enjoy talking about sex but would...
    Dratdarn Dratdarn 41-45, M 2 Responses Feb 2

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    I hate Mormons and I use to be one!
    Vinity Vinity 31-35, F Feb 2

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    Any Mormon guys want to talk about anything other than sex? Like... The gospel? Life? Missions? Honestly. :)
    Hunnylovie Hunnylovie 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 5

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    Please, to those who come across my post, I'm in desperate need of advice. Approximately 3-4 months ago I found out my boyfriend of six years cheated on me. "Always trust your...
    Jninety3 Jninety3 18-21, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I didn't know I was a side chick, I really didn't. I met this guy last year around November, at a party. He was so nice, I was drawn to him instantly. We exchanged numbers...
    RickaylaBeard RickaylaBeard 18-21, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Okay so, in 2013 I was in a really bad way, family arguments, bullying, puberty and stress. At the beginning if the year I was battling depression which then esculated to self...
    thedimone thedimone 13-15, F 6 hrs ago

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    Only Once Then Never Again Because I Gained Respect-It's perfectly alright to be mixed race and have a White/Asian/Latino/Native American mother. For some reason it is not okay to...
    EspanolBlite EspanolBlite 22-25, M 3 hrs ago

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    I have been caught twice. when I was 12, I used to wear my moms pantyhose, heels and dresses...also makeup and her wig. I hid them in the corner of the bathroom behind the tub...
    dressupgina dressupgina 41-45, M 1 hr ago

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    My first love was my first boyfriend five years ago. He was only 5'6 and I'm 5'11. I weighed 237lbs back then. I'm not going to lie, I wish he were taller but his personality made...
    MizzChocolate99 MizzChocolate99 22-25, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    This starts a little over a year ago. At that time I started seeing escorts. I was and am in a marriage without any passion or affection. I saw a few different girls never seeing...
    penn2 penn2 56-60, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I'm biracial, black and white. I grew up in and black neighborhood and just never fit in. It was always I'm too white, I talk like a white girl and they didn't want me around. I...
    londepV londepV 22-25, F 3 hrs ago

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    It all started a few weeks ago while iwas playing my guitar while i was in my male cousins room. I had noticed he was watching me wierdly so i stopped and went to get something to...
    kittykatpeep kittykatpeep 13-15 7 hrs ago

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    I was bullied for the first time on EP today. It was weird, not that there's EVERY a reason to be bullied, but it was just random and the person was obviously disturbed... As all...
    Definitelysome1 Definitelysome1 16-17, F 5 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    My father was in the army...and fought all over the world during WWII... When I was young...about 6 or 7 or so... He purchased an air rifle... He could shoot the head off of a...
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 6 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I was abused from the age of 14 by my Aunt and Uncle who I lived with. It continued until I was 18. I still stay in touch with them and it's even talked about, sometimes I think it...
    TheFoxhound8421 TheFoxhound8421 31-35, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I was sexually abused by my aunt and uncle while I lived with them from the age of 14 until I was 18. It then continued with my mum, but in a differant way.Sometimes I wonder if...
    TheFoxhound8421 TheFoxhound8421 31-35, M 1 hr ago

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    My earliest experience with dressing in girls clothes, I was 5 years old. My Older brother encouraged me to put on my sister's bathing suit. It felt so good next to my skin. I...
    mandywantsit mandywantsit 51-55, M 33 mins ago

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    gdon39 gdon39 26-30, M 15 hrs ago

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    I wasted 6 years on this emotionally unavailable man ...stupid me
    funtabulous funtabulous 26-30, F 31 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Yeah, I just found that she (Xilevillify) has deleted her account (or maybe she has been deleted). She was starting to be a friend to me.. If you read this contact me again please...
    MrZenigata MrZenigata 26-30, M 13 hrs ago

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    I was 9 and I have peach snaps on holiday with my grandparents>.< im now 15 and I drink maybe once every 5 months...
    Ridingtonewyork Ridingtonewyork 13-15, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I wasted my life on someone for a year and just realized it
    memoguyo1000 memoguyo1000 13-15, M 5 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Things were difficult but tbh where i'm at now I wish I could move back with my foster mom. At least I was treated like i existed. The separation in my house is to much.
    Letitbe97 Letitbe97 16-17, F 6 hrs ago

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    It was totally unexpected,and the most wonderful words followed. I asked what for. I had not done anything that I knew of. Nothing note worthy that I could think of. Her nexted...
    Leeza1964 Leeza1964 46-50, M 6 hrs ago

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    I was kidnapped. I thought I'd never see my family again. but I did. and I am so grateful for every day today I spend with them
    allycicle allycicle 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I was 6, my sister was 8. My mom and Him left with our baby sister to drive to town to get a pizza. We were starving because we had no food that day but were ordered not to eat the...
    unfixablegirl unfixablegirl 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    When I was 13 years old, I went to the park with 2 of my cousins. One of them was 14 and a girl who I used to play with, the other was 17 and he used to babysit me when my mom...
    Broken0923 Broken0923 22-25, F 9 Responses Jan 28

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    Few years ago I started receiving bullying when I was walking. One day I was walking and some guys come past in a car, and one sticks his head out the window and shouts something...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Jan 28

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    My story: It's only been three days since everything was brought out in the open. It hurts like I never would have imagined. My boyfriend, the love of my life, the father of our...
    haleybug1026 haleybug1026 18-21, F 3 Responses