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I Was a Mormon

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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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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 4 Responses Jul 9, 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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    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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    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 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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    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 5 Responses Nov 28, 2012

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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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    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 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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    Related Experiences

    If you're a different religion and get butt-hurt easily then don't read this. I grew up in a mormon household my mom and dad were both mormon before they got divorced then my step...
    chickensoup17 chickensoup17 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    My daughter is became mormon, and I am heartbroken that I will not be at her wedding.
    lad7466 lad7466 46-50, F Jul 11

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    Ex Mormon Testimony.
    churinga churinga 70+, M 19 hrs ago

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    My name is Sam, as a child, my father didn't care much about me and he still doesn't. My father had me when he was a senior and my mother was a junior. After my mother gave birth...
    96Samuel96 96Samuel96 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 7

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    My name is Sam, as a child, my father didn't care much about me and he still doesn't. My father had me when he was a senior and my mother was a junior. After my mother gave birth...
    96Samuel96 96Samuel96 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 7

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    My name is Sam, as a child, my father didn't care much about me and he still doesn't. My father had me when he was a senior and my mother was a junior. After my mother gave birth...
    96Samuel96 96Samuel96 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 19

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    A few nights ago I was shot in the back like 12 times while I was running, but I don't remember who/what I was running from or why I was shot. A majority of my dreams involve me...
    tarara0414 tarara0414 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    2 years ago, when I was 18, I was raped by a male coworker. I was heavily intoxicated, half passed out on my couch, and I had just been dumped a few hours before that. He texted me...
    kishatatme kishatatme 18-21, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I was born into a world of disease, hunger, poverty, and the most unimaginable love ever invented. Summer in India can reach almost 120 degrees every day before the blessed...
    minaclaire minaclaire 16-17, F 3 hrs ago

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    My ex boyfriend proposed to me a couple weeks before Christmas. He was 20 and I was 19 at the time, and we'd been together for 2 and a half years. We broke up in March the next...
    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk 22-25, F 13 hrs ago

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    Ok, so this happened to me in the past. A boy at school held my right arm and told his friend to hold my left arm and told his other friend '' To rape me and hold my private''. I...
    Rafeerahman Rafeerahman 13-15, M 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Ok, so this happened to me in the past. A boy at school held my right arm and told his friend to hold my left arm and told his other friend '' To rape me and hold my private''. I...
    Rafeerahman Rafeerahman 13-15, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I was one bad *** when I was little, so I pretty much got a beating almost every other day.
    superkidchris90 superkidchris90 22-25, M 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I was at my sisters house at the time and I forgot to take off my green with pink dotted thong and she saw it over my jeans waist and she took all my underwear away and said if I...
    Pantyhoseboy1 Pantyhoseboy1 18-21, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I wish I was smarter because I always procrastinate. I thought the class I took in college would help but it didn't. Are there any tips on how I could be smarter? I know it is a...
    WeirdOtaku WeirdOtaku 18-21, M 13 hrs ago

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    I crashed a car with only my learners. now what? I was alone at the time.
    ramdom1 ramdom1 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Went to the shop, bought mouthwash WITH alcohol in it and I wasn't asked for ID...totally tricked them 😏
    TheFemaleSimpleton TheFemaleSimpleton 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    I see a lot of folk's on here write about how lonely they are,(now I'm not a Doctor), but I feel loneliness is a state of mind After my wife passed, I was very lonely, I would sit...
    sweetcharlene41 sweetcharlene41 70+, M 1 Response 33 mins ago

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    I wish I wasn't always feeling like someone less than equal. I wish I was out of the relationship I am in now, and in a relationship with a person who could love me for me. When I...
    Momma1985 Momma1985 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    I am still recovering from the wreck I had on March 4th 2014. I live in a semi-mountainous area of Oregon. I was driving my 2009 Chevy Aveo home around 9 o'clock pm after a class...
    cmdaniels74 cmdaniels74 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 28

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    i remember little me, the first time i saw him was when i was 8 years old, i didnt knew who he was until a few years later and well poor little me didnt know that he would hurt her...
    xxSuicidalPrincessxx xxSuicidalPrincessxx 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    I'm thankful to my friends for pulling me away from the guy during a school dance. I was just dancing with my friends when this hot guy broke through our group and grabbed me by my...
    ruizr302 ruizr302 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    This should had come as no shock to me. But somehow i forgot?. Acually I did not need to read any book, or take any test to figure that out. I know i felt shy as a kid, altho...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M Jun 29

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    Anti-psychotics do not take away psychosis in ALL people. I know this because I apparently have psychosis and doctors and nurses have shoved anti-psychotics down my throat for...
    gwyschleff gwyschleff 13-15, F Jun 29

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    When I was eleven it was a couple days after Christmas I was in my bedroom and my uncle was sleeping on my sister's bed because she wasn't there and he asked me to come down and...
    Bree5223 Bree5223 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 29

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    I got the belt, the extension cord, the switch, slippers, the hand, pinched etc. I taught myself to stop crying no matter how painful the beating was when I was about eight. The...
    123peppy 123peppy 16-17, F 6 Responses Jun 29

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    I'm mentioning the whole situation I was into in this story. Here is my story. I used to be a happy girl till the age 11, when I got to know my dad was dead. Mum said he got a...
    Astronggirl212 Astronggirl212 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    I was bullied in my high school. My dad was murdered when I was 11. And my mother and her boyfriend was arrested for his murder when I was 14. They were sentenced to life...
    Astronggirl212 Astronggirl212 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 30

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    My mom has some friends that I go over to their house sometimes because they have kids about my age, a boy a 3-5 years older than me (let's say his name is Tomato) and a girl 3...
    recklessuntilbreathless recklessuntilbreathless 13-15, F 5 Responses Jun 30

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    Fire! When I was about ten I was with a group of kids and we got into trouble when we lit a fire on an old piece of wasteland. I had bought some marshmallows and we thought it...
    Jilly53 Jilly53 56-60, F 3 Responses Jun 30

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    Fire! When I was about ten I was with a group of kids and we got into trouble when we lit a fire on an old piece of wasteland. I had bought some marshmallows and we thought it...
    Jilly53 Jilly53 56-60, F Jun 30

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