I was born into the church to a conservative LDS family with a pioneer heritage. I was never good at fully accepting all of the gospel but I did become adept at putting things on a shelf. I embraced…Continue
"elleheartland, The thing that I found the most sad was that your parents aren't still embracing you in love and acceptance, and that can be horribly difficult. Many here share your journey, so please know you are not alone. While my…"
"I think the story is fairly the same for everyone. Devastation when we find out the truth. Family members shunning us. Feeling like EVERYTHING we've EVER been told might be a lie. It's just that the characters are different. Some have more…"
"Thayne, I have to disagree with your blog about most christian churches requiring, or, proposing 1/10 for a tithe. I have been in probably 12-14 christian churches over the years, and it's not ever discussed from the pulpit, or even in…"
"I lived 60 years as active in the LDS church. Like you, No one I knew are likely candidates to discuss doubts. I finally broke the bonds and am using my own blog to share my journey. Feel free to take a look at some of my…"
"Have you told your children of your deep seated feelings, and why you cannot go to church? Are you still in a position of encouraging them to go, rather than expose the other side of the coin to them?"
"I hear you talking but it sounds like me. It is just how I feel. I have 3 daughters two of whom are married in the temple. One headed that way. I have taught them that this is the true church and the way to happiness. This is what I…"
"OMG I have the 8 year old who was baptised the year I left I am the one tought her and to look forward to that day. Gave her priesthood blessings was very adament that she be indoctrinated.. WOW I can seriously relate on that level. and I saw…"
Well I sure know the emotion. I suffered a breakdown by the time I got out. The doctrine is so deeply ingrained that you have to rip up part of your mind to get it out. My grandfather walked to Utah at the age of 13. I had…"
"I was married at 19 in the temple to a man I knew for 3 months. Awesome. I also got divorced but unfortunately I was not in a place I could be open about my doubts. The easiest path was always to embrace the very thing that made me miserable. We…"
"Yes, that saying is usually attributed to Dr. Seuss. One thing I try to keep in mind is that we were raised with Mormonism by default. Family tradition and pressure made for little real choice in our youth to doubt the LDS church as…"
"At first I thought perhaps it was a joke. I guess the girls didn't need to worry about our own little factories and releasing our excess-maybe because we don't have those excessive juices or perhaps because girls are naturally a-sexual we…"
"I am actually in the middle of The Power of Now. I like the idea of living in the moment and as I struggle with an anxiety disorder I have found this book a powerful tool to help me. It's a little "out there," at times for me-but…"