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I Was a Mormon

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 83 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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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

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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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    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 2 Responses Apr 12, 2013

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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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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 got a "D" in math when I was a sophomore. My grampa made me give him my cell phone and he called all of my friends to invite them over to watch my punishment. About 12 boys and...
    whiphard whiphard 16-17, M 2 Responses 54 mins ago

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    I was sexually abused as a child. I tried to write about it in a question one time on here and people got SUPER MAD AT ME and told me I was a spammer. It was horrible. I asked...
    QuestionMarks QuestionMarks 41-45, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I was molested by a family member, when i was 13, i was so young, had no idea what was happening but was very traumatizing. I ask myself why alot, if it was my fault, should i have...
    hearlenea hearlenea 22-25, F 6 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    for me it was my older cousins it started as playing truth or dare i was 8 when it started my cousin would always ask me to come lay with him and he'd put his arm over me and pull...
    powder0 powder0 22-25, M 5 hrs ago

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    I love wearing pantyhose and always did. But it was before the age of 8. Why this age is set here ?
    cutegayboy13 cutegayboy13 13-15 5 hrs ago

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    I found a book on the New York Times review that I plan on downloading on my kindle. "Alive, Alive, Oh!" The musings of a 98 year old former London book editor. I love reading...
    Tullia1510 Tullia1510 46-50, F 6 hrs ago

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    I went into foster care in UK when I was 9. I went through four homes in a year, then the last one adopted me when i was 11 The only decent one was the last one. The first one was...
    jansc jansc 51-55, M 6 hrs ago

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    my babysitter i had to stay with.. used to play doctor with me and she that way pinched my bums nd rubbed it making me feel that i was getting a shot. it was cruel sometimes when...
    imthespirit imthespirit 22-25, F 4 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    All I'm asking for is nice, relatively shy girl my age who could help balance out my very loud personality. I don't care if she's gay, pan, bi, ect. I just want someone to love me...
    vraag vraag 13-15, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    My Mum was the spanker in the family. My Dad left us when I was young so Mum did the bring up. Her boyfriends never spanked but they were often there and that always felt more...
    StrictSingleMother StrictSingleMother 41-45, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    My Mum was the spanker in the family. My Dad left us when I was young so Mum did the bring up. Her boyfriends never spanked but they were often there and that always felt more...
    StrictSingleMother StrictSingleMother 41-45, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Knowing that I am not the only boy/former boy who was fascinated by pierced earrings at a very young age, I am wondering if someone younger than me, or someone from another culture...
    EarringedBoy EarringedBoy 36-40 11 hrs ago

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    while I cant say that I am 100...
    sternfather sternfather 51-55, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I'm feeling...numb, to be honest. I broke up with him, failed at going No Contact, spent two HORRIBLE months considering going back together and suffering from worse abuse than...
    womaninchains womaninchains 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 5

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    My memory for years is not good at all but i will just say around 1990 I took a good job with a construction company and my best friend for around twenty years was the boss of the...
    boldtimer boldtimer 66-70, M Feb 4

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    WASH DAY!!!! It was that time of the week again. oh i hate this day, this the day when the popular girls at school target someone less popular then them and decide to clean her up...
    sasahsworld sasahsworld 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 3

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    Okay, so I never thought I'd share this story I mean I know this is what this website is for but... I just thought that was too personal to be shared but I've realized that I can't...
    deathyboy deathyboy 13-15, M 3 Responses Feb 1

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    I was betrayed by my best friend. She was my first friend in high school and we were best friends with each other. It has been 5 years since we have known each other. However, we...
    sxyylove sxyylove 16-17, F Feb 1

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    It always really hits me hard when people talk about how great their best friend is, not that I'm being jealous, it just brings back old memories. Before I was homeschooled, I...
    bflyboo14 bflyboo14 16-17, F 5 Responses Jan 31

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    I was 16-17, working in the oil fields of West Texas. The boss took off so I was making his runs for him. Since he wasn't around, there was no need to dress appropriately for the...
    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M 7 Responses Jan 31

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    In 2012, I realized that my marriage lacked any sort of passion. I kind of felt like an idiot. I was 46 years old. I have a fulfilling career and several advanced degrees. I...
    Tullia1510 Tullia1510 46-50, F 12 Responses Jan 30

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    I was , 9 years old and we were poor, my mother was with, at the time a guy she wasn't married to and had now 2 kids with him, they were renting properties, making arrangements...
    vvonderwoman vvonderwoman 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    well I drive trucks for a living n my wife worked night shift. so her mom would come and sit with the kids over night. I was able to stop by the house on a run. I went to pick...
    jusreadin jusreadin 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 29

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    A Haunting Spanking. I have so far not written about my home spankings because it has been too painful. However, now I am finally able to share. I did not get many spankings...
    julietx julietx 36-40, F 12 Responses Jan 27

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