Was a 4th generation BIC. Grew up a TBM until the end of high school. I started to have problems with some of the gospel teachings (i.e. forever families, homosexuality, the status of women, etc), but still remained pretty faithful.
It all went downhill when I decided, against the will of my family, to attend a state university instead of BYU. I was then exposed to normal life, found it enjoyable and stopped going to church.
Two years into school a co-worker introduced me to the Recovery from Mormonism website and the next day I submitted my resignation.
Now I'm no longer defined by a religion and really enjoy being able to freely be myself.
Interests and Hobbies:
Wakeboarding, Dirt Biking, Horseback Riding, White Water Rafting, Snow Skiing, Spelunking, Reading, Rock Climbing, Hiking, Star Gazing, Paint Ball, Photography, Kayaking
The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Any Edgar Allen Poe, Any Shakespeare, The Count of Monte Cristo, Fahrenheit 451, The Giver, The Taking, Marley and Me, ‘Salems Lot, Pet Cemetery, Timeline, Dan Brown stuff, Dean Kootz stuff, well and a ton of others, but those are the top few that I can think of =)
Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, 300, Fight Club, Return to Me, The Notebook, The Princess Bride, The Count of Monte Cristo, Spiderman 1-3, Pirates of the Caribbean 1 and 2, The Illusionist, The Village, Pan's Labyrinth, Die Hard 1-4, An Unfinished Life, I Am Legend, Wall-e, The Dark Knight, Death At Funeral
Favorite activity after mormonism?
Do I have to pick just one? I love drinking coffee and the occasional margarita, staying up late, sleeping in late, and treating Sundays like just any other day. I love wearing whatever I want without concern including the bikini! There are simply no unnecessary boundaries anymore.
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Great major! Almost 5 years ago I was taking developmental psych and sociology at the same time and they were big eye openers for me as well. I remember sitting in sociology thinking, "OMG. Maybe I believe what I believe because of the culture I was raised in." sounds simple now but at the time it was a huge awakening;) Good luck with graduation!!