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If I'm not mormon in my heart, why is it so difficult to stop being mormon on paper?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christine George Aug 10, 2010. 7 Replies

I'm new to this forum and I hope it is appropriate to ask questions here.  I went to visit a casual friend who is a member of the church and also my visiting teacher.  I explained that I no longer…Continue

 

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Christine George replied to Christine George's discussion If I'm not mormon in my heart, why is it so difficult to stop being mormon on paper?
"Thank you everyone. Your replies meant a lot to me and I really identified with what you were saying. It is difficult to say good-bye to something that was such a big part of my life even though I don't think it's the truth and it does fit…"
Aug 10, 2010
Gene Snow replied to Christine George's discussion If I'm not mormon in my heart, why is it so difficult to stop being mormon on paper?
"Christine, I am out after some 50 years. The scale just finally tipped and I said, "ENOUGH". For my part I started to attend the local Methodist Church. They love gays, blacks and ordain women. They made me feel very welcome and never ask…"
Aug 10, 2010
Edward Casey replied to Christine George's discussion If I'm not mormon in my heart, why is it so difficult to stop being mormon on paper?
"Although I never did completely buy into mormonism when I married my moromon wife I can relate to the guilt of leaving. For me, personally, it was the sense of guilt of leaving christianity; the belief in a God. For years I felt a sick sensation in…"
Aug 8, 2010
Jonas Clausen replied to Christine George's discussion If I'm not mormon in my heart, why is it so difficult to stop being mormon on paper?
"By coming here and sharing your feelings, you are getting them out in the open and processing them. It is the only way. For me I had to go through the five stages of grieving...anger, something, something, something, and acceptance. When I first…"
Aug 8, 2010
Leslie replied to Christine George's discussion If I'm not mormon in my heart, why is it so difficult to stop being mormon on paper?
"I'm the same. I was baptized just after my 17th birthday and was a member for over 30 years. The only regret that I had was experiencing a sort of "loss of tribe." The people in my Ward had watched me grow up, as I first appeared…"
Aug 8, 2010
MikeUtah replied to Christine George's discussion If I'm not mormon in my heart, why is it so difficult to stop being mormon on paper?
"Welcome Christine! The mind-guilt programming runs deep in Mormonism and isn't easily released except over time and with gentleness towards yourself. Also, there is likely some aspects of Mormonism that you genuinely enjoyed and loved. Letting…"
Aug 8, 2010
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If I'm not mormon in my heart, why is it so difficult to stop being mormon on paper?

I'm new to this forum and I hope it is appropriate to ask questions here.  I went to visit a casual friend who is a member of the church and also my visiting teacher.  I explained that I no longer consider myself Mormon and am planning onhaving my name removed from the records.  She was not mean about it – surprised maybe – and said she was sure itwouldn’t be a big deal.  I am sosurprised by my reaction to saying it out loud.yes"">  I actually felt sadness and uneasiness.  I don’t understand…See More
Aug 8, 2010
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"Welcome Christine!"
Aug 6, 2010
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Aug 6, 2010

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