Just out of curiosity, once you left, did you maintain contact with *anyone* you were once friends with at church? If so, how? How do you nicely and un-awkwardly as possible answer the question when…Continue
"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…"
"Relationships with LDS people have become tenuous. I have lost more than I have gained but the ones who have stuck around are gems and accept me for who I am and what I believe.
I used to try to avoid LDS people neighbors and such ,but this…"
Wow, the comments so far have been really negative. Unfortunately I agree with all of them. Being a Mormon in my view is a lot less about religious dogma, than it is about adopting a lifestyle. For 10% of your earnings, plus most of…"
"It's quite unfortunate that most friendships in the church are only skin deep. Once the common faith aspect is gone, it's sad how few will still associate with you in the same friendly manner. I think friendships can be…"
"Not really. In fact, I was dropped like a hot potato. My daughter was friends with the Stake Primary President and Secretary's kids. The Pres won't even say "hi" to me at the store. The secretary did just invite my daughter…"
"I had a few friends who stayed on as Facebook friends but all of my face to face social contacts and outings were done when i had skipped about 3 weeks of church and it was clear I wasn't going back. I have heard people say that they have…"
Just out of curiosity, once you left, did you maintain contact with *anyone* you were once friends with at church? If so, how? How do you nicely and un-awkwardly as possible answer the question when you bump into someone, "How are you doing, we haven't seen you at church in a while?"Most advice I read is mostly to have a clean break with requests of no contact if they don't take the hint when you quietly stop going. But, for many of us, especially stay at home moms or housewives, the social…See More
"You forgot that you have to bind them in sexually, unless I missed that part. That is how it work with David Koresh, Jim Jones, and the early 'churches' during the Restoration, like the Oneida Colony and stuff.
You have to make people…"