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I Was a Mormon

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 73 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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 4 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    My entire family and extended is LDS just like most of the town I live in and I don't think I can be this way anymore. I'm scared of losing members of my family. Things like my...
    missinvisible97 missinvisible97 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 10

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    I went on a date tonight with a cute guy. Took me to a party and things eventually led to an empty bedroom. He's behing me when the door opens . One of his friend slips in i try to...
    Ownedforaprice Ownedforaprice 22-25, F 10 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I was in my hotel room after came back from work, I was relaxing just Before showering (i love to relax being naked), I worked at night so it was a morning, i started touching my D...
    MrZenigata MrZenigata 26-30, M 1 hr ago

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    I had been out with my friends last friday night and woke up on saturday morning with a slight hangover and decided to jump in the shower to try and wake up, i had been in there...
    lanny66 lanny66 36-40 2 hrs ago

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    when i was 12 i was kidnapped by 2 girls in my neigberhood they tied me up gagged me in the own bedroom at the house becuse they preted to invite me round for a sleepover
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 hrs ago

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    In 2004 I came across a guy who got me mad .i do not want to mention his nationality for safety reason but he is a white man from a Western European number and I have an Indian...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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    So here it goes. I don't know if this is a big deal but I can't stop thinking about the other night. I went to the city to a random get together at my friends sisters place. My...
    Latenight13 Latenight13 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    It's been bothering me a lot and I can't stop replying what happened. I just want to get over it. Me and my friends were headed to a bonfire to hang out with old friends who came...
    KKS0106 KKS0106 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    So this was about 3 am this morning. I was with a bunch of my friends. We went into the woods, sat around a campfire. Drank and smoked weed. It was great. I was pretty ****** up...
    Nick54 Nick54 18-21, M Dec 30, 2014

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    So I really don't know how to talk about this, because I really never have went this deep into it due to fear. But for the past year I have been isolating myself and reliving it...
    mentallytortured mentallytortured 18-21, F 58 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    Started when I was 10 ended at 11 now I'm 13 I was going to a friends house he was more like my brothers friend He invited us to go swim at his house so me and my brother went I...
    AloneGirl13 AloneGirl13 13-15, F 4 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    At the time, I was about 9 or 10. I had went to the store that was a few blocks from my house. It was dark out so I decided that I should run home. I was running when I heard a...
    fairystone101 fairystone101 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    Just keep running, just keep on running. That's what my head said, because I was being chased. I was armed, with a pipe. And I was being chased by Amanda and her friends. At such...
    Timelord47 Timelord47 18-21 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    I don't remember his face... Or his voice. Just darkness and a small space. There was a shoe or something under my head. The TV was on... But all I can hear. The thing that echoes...
    Jaielll Jaielll 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I was walking home from school. It was really windy and wet and the sky was gray. Nobody could see me, so I decided to walk in the middle of the street. It felt really good, and I...
    itishi itishi 16-17, F Dec 31, 2014

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    Hi, I'm new to this, and here to tell my story and ask for help. I was molested and raped by my step father since the age of 5 to 11, when my mom and step father broke up. Growing...
    VeganBarbie VeganBarbie 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 1

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    once I went in my sisters house who was living alone in Arunachal Pradesh I was going alone and there we two only living in India I was getting a very pleasure there but I didn't...
    in8444 in8444 13-15, M Jan 1

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    70th post...Well here I am, first day of 2015, sitting in my lounge, typing on laptop, and crying like my heart is breaking. I don't even know what happened, it happened so fast...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 1

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    One day when I was 10 years old I put on a dress, white pantyhose, and a blue jean jacket and I went for a walk by myself in the wooded area behind our house. It was kind of a cool...
    abbylicious abbylicious 13-15, F 8 Responses Jan 1

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    My partner and I were driving home from a New Year's Eve party when we came upon our neighbor's dog, laying in the road. He had been hit. I hit the breaks, put on my caution...
    DylanCohen DylanCohen 31-35, M Jan 2

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    An untimely sneeze! When we got into the fifth form at school we thought we were getting a bit above the rules. Hence we did things like sneaking into the sneaking into the...
    Jilly53 Jilly53 61-65, F 4 Responses Jan 2

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    My story probably won't be as stimulating or moving as most people's stories are. When I was a little girl, maybe 5 or 6, I was really nosy and would always want to hang around my...
    MarianneRivera MarianneRivera 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    So when I was 9/10 years old, I remember being my brother in law favourite person( my parents were away for work). He was always nice to me and I loved him like a family. So he...
    Joanna20j Joanna20j 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    Well...it all happened in May 2010. This was my sophomore year. Little background though. My freshman year, I was big into sports. I played soccer, tennis, and I wrestled. I...
    SocialFlutterBy SocialFlutterBy 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 4

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    The fallen angel who shined upon me This is something that stood in my head for the past couple of hours ,its about the most amazing girl i've ever met all she ever did to...
    shanur123 shanur123 22-25, M Jan 5

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    Who hasn't drank underage before? Although this should read 'before 18'. It was certainly common place in the 80s when I was growing up. From being 13 my job on a Friday...
    Mick672 Mick672 41-45, M 3 Responses Jan 6

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    I'm 22 years old about to be 23 soon. And I've been with this guys for almost 7 years in March. But I found out last year around June that he was cheating on me with a girl he used...
    SJ031608 SJ031608 22-25 5 Responses Jan 6

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    I was fired from subway. They said I was not a good fit! I memorized all my formulas by the third day. I corrected every mistake I made the first time. I learned everything...
    jellyrolls34 jellyrolls34 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 6

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    I think the reason why I'm such a ****** person now has to do with how I was treated as a kid. Sometimes I tell people of my past and they tell me, "It was just elementary school...
    TryingToLiveLife TryingToLiveLife 16-17, F 1 Response