Leaving Mormonism—My Journey from Despair to Happiness WARNING: If you are currently LDS, and are happy with your beliefs, please do not read my story. It could destroy your testimony. It is a very…Continue
"I don't know if you are still on here, but I want you to know that your story had a tremendous impact on my being able to leave the Jehovah's Witnesses. That probably seems surprising. There were just so many similarities, so much of the…"
"I just read this fascinating story after doing some research on Mormon happiness and happiness in general.
nomorelies - you and I have something in common: the fact that all the guilt, shame, and measuring up can create mental health issues! I…"
"What a great story. The piece that I identified with a lot (all of it really) was the High Council bit. I too sat in judgment and felt horrible but remained quiet and believed we were doing the right thing. Well ultimately I was excommunicated and I…"
Thanks for your feedback. I really do appreciate it, given the fact that I couldn't decide whether or not to post my story for years.
I have found that my experiences are not unique in the exmormon community. There seem to…"
Thank you for your kind words. I'm am happy that my account has been useful to you in your transition. Please know, that you--and everyone else--will go to the same "heaven" when we pass. This life is about gaining…"
It sounds like you've had quite a ride! The best advice I could offer you is:
Question EVERYTHING? Truth can take all the questioning you throw at it without even flinching. On the other hand, error cannot.
I don't know if you are still on here, but I want you to know that your story had a tremendous impact on my being able to leave the Jehovah's Witnesses. That probably seems surprising. There were just so many similarities, so much of the same shared heartache at realizing we lived a lie- your story gave me the courage to accept mine. Thank you for writing it.