I grew up in what was probably the most strict family in our stake. My mom was Relief Society president for a while, and my dad was Bishop for 5 years. I left the church when I was 19 (only two years…Continue
"One day at a time. Being angry is something I spent quite awhile doing. I felt like I missed out on life experiences because of my LDS upbringing. I eventually came to a realization that I was spending more time being upset at my…"
"I'm 53. I wasted 34 years in the church. You'd better believe I'm angry. I found this site because I was trolling the internet looking for something to rail against much like you. I wish I had something more to…"
"I was also raised in an extremely, bordering on abusively strict upbringing. When my mom realized the church was untrue, all of the pain and hurt that I had literally just melted away. I realized that her strict upbringing was b/c of the fear the…"
I started getting involved in Facebook groups, (Mormon Expression VIP lounge, Postmormon) and found the Mormon Stories had local group. I joined the local (Idaho Falls - Rexburg ) and the Boise FB groups. My local is not too active, bit we…"
Can I ask how you met more exmos? I mean other than online. I have this need to connect with more people like me but I am scared to go to meetup groups or things of that nature because I don't want to just talk about anger during the…"
"I think, that to a certain extent, I know exactly how you feel. After you find out how the Church really is, you often go through this weird phase. I believe the words "cognitive dissonance" best describe the experience that we both have…"
"In looking at your leaving the church as part of the grief process, you may be in the third stage:
Stage 1 - Denial
Stage 2 - Anger
Stage 3 - Bargaining (Looking for info on church websites...just a suggestion with the limited info available)
I completely empathize with you. I've been out now for about a decade, got out when I was 16-18 (18 is when they finally kicked me out). There are a lot of good aspects of getting out early, like not wasting your…"
Hi, thanks for pickinig this place to rant. I guess I focused mainly on the one thing you said "I need closure". I'm now at peace with who I was then and who I am now, but hadn't really thought about whether I had a…"