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Institutional co-dependency?

Started this discussion. Last reply by elleheartland Sep 13, 2011. 2 Replies

Anyone have any experiences where they have been told to deny their own feelings and thoughts and just "serve"?

How many people leave the lds church each year?

Started this discussion. Last reply by CCzvortex Sep 13, 2012. 44 Replies

I was curious if there are any stats on how many people resign membership each year? Is it increasing with the abundance amount of knowledge available?Continue

Tags: leave, lds-church

Records removed or not?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Turning point Oct 13, 2011. 40 Replies

HelloI have been a Mormon all my life although inactive from age 15 through 30. Which is good because i had a regular non-lds life during those years. I began attending again at age 30. I married a…Continue

 

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CCzvortex replied to Turning point's discussion How many people leave the lds church each year?
"Been there.  Kept them there as a resource for times of emergency if I needed a ride, if I needed food or other financial help.  I knew they would give if I asked.  I was raised to believe they had to take care of you whether you were…"
Sep 13, 2012
CCzvortex liked Turning point's discussion How many people leave the lds church each year?
Sep 13, 2012
MikeUtah left a comment for Turning point
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Jan 1, 2012
Turning point replied to UTE's discussion #1 reason for leaving the mormon faith? Please share your experience.
"I left the church because I got nothing out of it anymore. I would sit in 3 hours of church each week for the last few years and nothing happened. I had not emotional, intellectual, or spiritual event. I looked around one day while sitting in…"
Nov 29, 2011
Turning point replied to Cary's discussion online sex chat.....opinions? in the group Mature Discussions
"I used the word destructive because even in the pretend world of cyber space feelings can and do get entangled. Yes, the obvious safety precautions of never revealing any identifying information. It seems to me, and this only my opinion, finding a…"
Nov 13, 2011
Turning point replied to Cary's discussion online sex chat.....opinions? in the group Mature Discussions
"Hi...brave topic for you to post and seek reflections on. LDS culture is harsh sexually and deprogramming sexually can go in a lot of crazy directions. There actually are a lot of men who are happy to be in stable relationships and are very…"
Nov 9, 2011
Turning point commented on armadillo's blog post Exit Strategy
"Sorry you are going through this. Since I don't know your situation entirely take these comments as you will. I think it is best to live honestly. For me, living a half life in the church never gave me the freedom I needed. Think about not…"
Oct 27, 2011
Turning point replied to Enlightened's discussion I have left.....and now......
"I believe in myself and recognize truth through my own investigation, reason and science as my guide. Imalso respect the beliefs of others and I am able to gain from them"
Oct 19, 2011
Turning point replied to Cora Judd's discussion I will rejoin the church when....
"In addition to all you stated... how about the church apologize to all female members past and current for treating them as second class citizens whose only mission in life is to get married and have babies. Also have a diverse and equitable open…"
Oct 16, 2011
Turning point replied to Turning point's discussion Records removed or not?
"You're not prying :-) one friend did initiate the contact and she has been assigned to be my VT she later confessed! But I get the pressure she feels...we met, exercised and had breakfast together. We talked about our kids and just our lives.…"
Oct 13, 2011
pollypinks replied to Turning point's discussion Records removed or not?
"To tell or not to tell.  What ever is comfortable.  Everyone in town knows I've been out for 24 years, but when they run into me they act like I'm still in the ward."
Oct 11, 2011
pollypinks replied to Turning point's discussion Records removed or not?
"Remember when we were all totally active in the church?  How uncomfortable it was to be around someone who had voluntarily left the fold?  And now we've been on the other side of the coin.  So it isn't easy for anyone.…"
Oct 11, 2011
Turning point replied to Turning point's discussion Records removed or not?
"My thinking on this parallels yours mikeutah. I have to be authentic, but I don't need to set the agenda. I actually like working out and hiking and these women are some of my favorite to exercise with. I don't care what religion anyone…"
Oct 11, 2011
Enlightened replied to Turning point's discussion Records removed or not?
"Without wanting to pry I would be interested to know WHO initiated the get together. Did you make contact first, seeing you say you haven' seen them in a while? If THEY initiated the contact I would imagine that it is part of the…"
Oct 11, 2011
MikeUtah replied to Turning point's discussion Records removed or not?
"My thinking is that you treat them as you would anyone else.  Don't discuss it unless the topic comes up, and just be very casual about it.  No need to make a bigger deal of it than it should be.  More and more people could care…"
Oct 11, 2011
Turning point replied to Turning point's discussion Records removed or not?
"A "watch list" is pretty bad. Tomorrow I am going hiking with two TBM friends. I haven't seen them in a while and we used to be close. I haven't told them about my non-belief and I am wondering if I should or just leave it alone.…"
Oct 11, 2011

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Female, pretty, funny, charming, creative, happy, strong, business owner, wife, mother, aunt, sister, daughter, traveler, direct in my approach to people, loving and generous. Ok, some not so good...stubborn, spends too much, cusses, smokes occasionally, and can be a bitch if I need too.
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I've left a long time ago, but I guess I enjoy wine.

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At 8:14pm on January 1, 2012, MikeUtah said…
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At 6:14pm on August 19, 2011, Happy Guy said…

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At 7:44pm on August 15, 2011, MikeUtah said…

Welcome Turning point!  Thanks for joining.  Enjoy the site and community.

 
 
 

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