I Was a Mormon

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 83 People

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Apr 12, 2013

    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

    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
    5 Responses Mar 16, 2012

    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

    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

    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

    Related Experiences

    When I was 19, I was hospitalized and shared a room with an unhappily woman fifteen years older than me. We hit it off. She was funny and later became a good friend. As time went...
    raccoon12 raccoon12
    46-50, M
    Apr 20
    We were the ones that didn't mess around . I never even looked at other women, never thought about cheating. She was the same. We were the perfect marriage that our friends looked...
    boldtimer boldtimer
    66-70, M
    4 Responses Apr 20
    My boyfriend has recently been baptised into the Jesus Christ church of Latter Day Saints (mormons) and I hate it! I can't even stay at his house anymore cause of the temptation...
    BarelyAdulterated BarelyAdulterated
    22-25, F
    9 Responses Apr 19
    In a nutshell. I went jogging at 10pm on a Tuesday couple of weeks ago. As I was running across a field I decided to take a snapchat video tp my friends, turned around and started...
    JustMeeeeh JustMeeeeh
    18-21, F
    Apr 18
    Most of the bullying that happened to me took place over my first year at my first new school. This was in 7th grade, and it all started in Sculpture class. During the first week...
    shybot shybot
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Apr 18
    When I was 18, i decided to go to the local blood plasma donation bank to try and supplement my income. It was my first time, and i was waiting in the lobby, two seats away from a...
    Keiian Keiian
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 17
    I met him in art class. He was funny, loud, kind to me, and very mysterious. We instantly clicked and became close. I helped him with his art (he was a terrible drawer) and He had...
    swimswamrun swimswamrun
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 17
    When I was 11 and my sister was 12 we both got braces. I guess some kids think they're cool, but we most certainly did not. Besides being metal mouths we both got something called...
    tcassell96 tcassell96
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Apr 17
    I am lucky enough to have gone to Mall of America several times with my family. About two years ago, however, my sister and I had a strange encounter. My sister is two years...
    shybot shybot
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 16
    I was 14-15 years old. I made the first steps in the knowledge of joy naked body. My first favorite place for experiments was the roof of our house. I was there frolicking naked...
    tara0 tara0
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Apr 16
    I don't know of this is sexual abuse or not I'm not sure. I have a fear of men and boys I'm ok with my brother and dad but with others no. It's just mainly guys and men that are...
    Mariavampiremm Mariavampiremm
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Apr 16
    When I was 13 years old, I met this guy and he was about 5 years older than me. We ended up becoming very close and i felt that I could share anything with him, even though he gave...
    theskysharbor theskysharbor
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 15
    I don't understand why my aunt behaves like this - we used to be extremely close for more than 30 years since I was born, she half-raised me, we would talk all the time, she was...
    Darkvalley Darkvalley
    41-45, F
    Apr 14
    I am a petite 56 year old woman who was tortured by police and jailors in Decatur County, TN for 35 hours. For 13 hours I was in a police restraint chair. I was shot with a taser...
    AnnaGiselle AnnaGiselle
    56-60, F
    Apr 14
    I was about 14, my sister was a WPC and one evening she and 4 other girls from her shift were at our house They were having a girly night in, and one of them said, if I was to be...
    wilcunhut wilcunhut
    46-50, M
    Apr 14
    Once upon a time, there was a girl. A small skinny girl. She had purple hair and blue striking eyes. She walked so certain, as if she knew exactly where she was going. I felt those...
    nikolatasic nikolatasic
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 14
    You always know, even before they tell you. My ex didn't even tell me until long after we broke up, and subsequently they started stalking me. I was told by a friend. A few months...
    randycham randycham
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 14
    -Life In Transition: A Compilation of Memories-I was born biologically male, but over the course of my life, have realized that my mind and soul on the inside feels female. Women...
    KayleeBehrens KayleeBehrens
    18-21, T
    Apr 13
    ForcedCrosssdressingStory Pt1 Hey people! Well...This was a huge embarrassing experience that has happened recently. I went to my Aunt Kaitlen's house for 2 weeks because my...
    HiMyNameIsBlank101 HiMyNameIsBlank101
    22-25, M
    Apr 12
    My sister who is in the AIR-FORCE and my brother and I was moving my mom from CA to AZ. We was in San Francisco at a hotel, my brother turned the TV on and I saw the plane crash...
    TJR55 TJR55
    56-60, F
    1 Response Apr 11
    It was not a car crash. I was going back to home from my boyfriend's on my scooter. I stopped at a junction. There was no traffic lights at the junction. Although there was a...
    imasurvivor92 imasurvivor92
    22-25, F
    Apr 11
    It was a little over 2 years ago. I was on my over to help a friend when a young driver wasn't paying attention to the road( not to mention let his insurance run out 15 days before...
    Sar323 Sar323
    31-35, F
    Apr 11
    why was even concived? what was the purpose of my being born? to be abused by parents that didn't want me.to be a laughing stock for my other siblings. to be be hated by every...
    wolfserpent wolfserpent
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Apr 11
    I was in a store the other day starring at a woman wearing jet black hose & shinny black heels as I was standing there near the pantyhose section she asked what I was looking at...
    Iwearpantyhoseallthetime11 Iwearpantyhoseallthetime11
    36-40, M
    Apr 10
    I think of all my experiences this one is the most difficult to discuss. I was sexually abused when I was a kid, for many years, but I don't want to discuss the abuse itself, that...
    AwakenEdge AwakenEdge
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Apr 10
    I guess I was wrong to try and trust again. I was wrong to think I mattered. I was wrong to think that what I give to others, I'd get back. I was wrong.....
    lovesthenightsky lovesthenightsky
    26-30, F
    Apr 10
    This is probably going to be really long. It happened once, and has given me trust issues with men. So when I was 13, my family decided to have a family and friends camp out in our...
    Anonymous26407 Anonymous26407
    13-15, F
    Apr 10
    I was in the 4th grade at Sumpter Elementary School in the ECG program. I had red hair, very few girls in the class and I am a girl. I was just a regular kid with regular childhood...
    Wedgierecever519 Wedgierecever519
    13-15, F
    Apr 10
    This spanking took place when I was 7 years old. I remember it vividly. My mom was trying wake me up and get me ready because we had to go to an all day Christmas Eve party...
    kalanijens kalanijens
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 9
    Ever since i was a little kid i knew i had many talents. at age five i was drawing cars and building, at age eleven i was fixing radios and computers, in tenth grade i was in...
    AJK135 AJK135
    22-25, M
    Apr 9
    The old cliche about "kids break a window and get a spanking" actually happened to us. We had been warned about playing ball too close to the house, but would do it anyway when our...
    tcassell96 tcassell96
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 9
    School Days,Good Ol Golden Rule Days-In my elementary school it was required that all students wear tennis shoes,tucked in shirt every day regardless of the type for boys and for...
    2ndBorn1stSon 2ndBorn1stSon
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 8
    Being a young blonde, little innocent girl. I was the perfect target. I always did as I was told. And at the time, I was so shielded from the world at my age, which was 6, I had no...
    NightStarz NightStarz
    13-15, F
    4 Responses Apr 8
    Okay, so i have never been in this kind of situation, but here it goes. I hope someone can help me find closure and make me feel better cause i just havnt been able to feel good...
    dflor16 dflor16
    22-25, F
    Apr 7
    So I used to have a boyfriend. Let's call him Jerk because he is a jerk. Like Taylor Swift once sang, I knew he was trouble when he walked in. But I was young and naive, didn't...
    imasurvivor92 imasurvivor92
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 7
    When i was in 9th standard at that time first time i was attracted to my mothers clothes. My mom is working woman so all day she was out for her job. In this i saw my mothers kurti...
    ravipar ravipar
    26-30, T
    1 Response Apr 7
    I'm starting a new job soon. So today i had to do a drug test and take a physical. I didn't plan on it. I just thought all i had to do was fill out legal documents and stuff. Well...
    bbourgeois bbourgeois
    22-25, M
    6 Responses Apr 6
    I'm starting a new job soon. So today i had to do a drug test and take a physical. I didn't plan on it. I just thought all i had to do was fill out legal documents and stuff. Well...
    bbourgeois bbourgeois
    22-25, M
    Apr 6
    Okay, so here goes...I've been possessed numerous times. I've always been drawn to the esoteric realm, and when I'd have ghosts in my place, I'd speak to spirits...I'd speak to...
    kiwi34 kiwi34
    26-30, F
    Apr 6
    A doctor of mine and me finally went out on a date. I knew she was bisexual and she had broken up with her girlfriend of several years. She knew that I often wore panties if not...
    Thejannettearmet Thejannettearmet
    51-55, T
    Apr 6
    When I was eleven I went outside to pick up the newspaper for my mom. It was early in the morning and I went out wearing my baby doll pjs. Even though it was barely dawn, the...
    Bobbie1952 Bobbie1952
    61-65, M
    2 Responses Apr 6
    My first time really getting caught I was 11 or so. I had been cross dressing for a while, but don't think that I had been caught. One night when I thought everyone was out, I...
    lauratdc lauratdc
    46-50, T
    Apr 6
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