Hi everyone, I hope this is the right way to post - I'm still trying to learn the ins and outs of the site. I've been sitting at work watching videos from the X-Mo conference, and I suddenly feel such a level of closeness to all of you. I'm an only child of a single parent who married a non-member abusive alcoholic, and as such you can imagine how growing up in the church may have felt to me. Such aloneness so much of the time. I officially resigned at 11:59pm on NYE last year so I'm…Continue
Added by Laurelin Diamond on November 13, 2015 at 1:07pm — No Comments
No, not the lay members who primarily do their best to be Christ-Like and loving, or who serve in unpaid positions and don't have a say in what the upper echelons decide. But the big 15 Apostles and First Presidency just revealed themselves in updating the…Continue
The name of Microsoft 70-336 exam is Core Solutions of Microsoft Lync Server 2013. This exam is available in the two languages Japanese and English. The relevant certifications of this exam are MCP and MCSE.
The topics to be included in the Microsoft 70-336 exam are given below in detail for providing a…Continue
Added by Melissa Franklin on October 24, 2015 at 3:00am — No Comments
My Wi-Fi is finally working with the Blood Moon being so close. Just want to share my blog arrival with heathens such as yourselves:Continue
Added by Satan on September 27, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments
So I've been out for a few years now and I still haven't had sex. I'm 23 and kind of bad at being social with other people. I've gone on about 5 dates in my whole life and have never been in any kind of romantic relationship or even kissed a girl but I want to get out there and start dating people. The problem is that I have no clue about anything sex related. I'm not interested in overly religious people so most of my potential dates are going to be far more sexperienced than me and I'm not…Continue
A newbie, this is a test. If I get the hang of this techie business I'll post more.
When I first considered leaving the church, I recoiled from doing so because it felt scary and uncertain. So I stayed a little longer—until staying became more painful to me than leaving. I took the plunge and leaped out of my comfort zone.
I realize that to continue growing means I need to leave my comfort zone and stretch to new heights. Vacating that safe place often left me with a sense of powerlessness. But these past two weeks, as I move forward on a new career path, I’ve set an…Continue
So Mormons are super offended when people say they aren't Christia's and some Christians are super offended when Mormons say they are Christian. I also know some Mormons who hate it when FLDS members are referred to as Mormon even though they have as much right to the title as the main church since Joseph Smith NEVER said that Brigham Young was his successor and so the different leaders just had their own words against each other and no proof that they were speaking to…Continue
I have always been a free thinker, I ask a lot of questions. I find it ironic that I never questioned the teachings in the Mormon church! Maybe it's because I was taught from a very young age never to question anything the church leaders said. I believed with all my heart the prophets talked directly with God. I look back at my life and I think of all the times I have felt something was off. How is it to allow a young 12/13 yr old girl to sit in a closed room with a grown man asking about…Continue
The first time I went to a Christian denomination church worship service as an adult was a non-denominational, charismatic church service. Needless to say, it was a strange event for me. It seemed like sheer pandemonium had ensued. I was still LDS but an inactive young, single mother and one of the guys in my circle of friends was charismatic. He invited me to what they called a “Praise Service”. This was back in the late 1970's. The “Jesus People” movement was waning, but not completely…Continue
Added by leahwalker on July 22, 2015 at 12:15pm — No Comments
Here is an example of my mother, who was so caught up in the Mormon Church and all of it's hype that she doesn't understand what is really important in life, (at least in my opinion).
My Mother was and is pretty well know in the Mormon Church. At one point in my life I had moved with my wife away from Utah, which is the best thing I ever did at the time. My Mom was having a hard time and so I had stupidly suggested that she come and stay with us where we were living. My sweet wife had…Continue
Added by Andy on July 14, 2015 at 3:43pm — No Comments
Being raised in the church, I was programmed for a celestial marriage. I didn't have a testimony that the church was true and was convinced that it was because there was something wrong with me. If I could only be 'better' or 'more' spiritual, then I'd finally get that spiritual confirmation I'd been lacking and everything would finally make sense. God must be testing me, right?
So, I grew up in fear that I would never be good enough. I grew up afraid of my own body,…Continue
Added by Shadowpuck on July 10, 2015 at 8:30pm — No Comments
Has anyone read the directive, Packer's baby I think, on Sabbath Day observance? Now that my eyes are open, I see right through it to the mind control tactic that it is. The specifics are to be worked out in each ward council. Families will be fed dogma about how to spend THEIR time with THEIR families on Sunday. The hidden agenda is to get multi-generational families attending the temple because, as you know, you have to pay an entrance fee...tithing for 3 consecutive months, at least.…Continue
This letter, with enclosure, is being translated and will be distributed to units identified as French and Spanish in the United States and Canada. Distribution in these languages will be complete within two weeks. If leaders need this letter in languages not listed above, they may contact the member of the…Continue
Added by Brent Parkin on May 20, 2015 at 9:14pm — No Comments
May 10th, 2015
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
50 East North Temple St.
Salt Lake City, Utah 84150
To the First Presidency and Quorum of 12:
Until recently, I like many others who have become disaffected from the fairy tale of the LDS church…suffered alone…. completely alone in the knowledge that my God given intellect discovered. I cannot express adequately the sorrow, of loss of family and the faith crushing…Continue
Would you find the Defendant, guilty or not guilty, of the charges of:
1) Philanderer, adulterer, bigamist, polygamist, pedophile
2) Pious fraud and running a pyramid scheme (including his years as a treasure seeker prior to ordaining himself a…
Added by AmyJoMeg on April 30, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments
I was 30 before I got married. Living in Provo and being single until 30 was really odd. One of the things I absolutely hated was what I called the three key questions. There can be more or less but usually there are three questions someone asks you when you first meet. When I lived in LA the questions were always based on money...What kind of car do you drive? What do you do for a living, (how much money do you make)? Where do you live, (again, where you live determined your net…Continue
This is my very first time posting a Blog so please be kind. :-)
i am new to the group and was filling out some info and it brought up a lot of old memories so I thought I would share some of them.
I went to High School in Provo, Utah. For those not aware of this, at the time, (not sure how it is now), if you maintained a high enough GPA then you could attend Seminary during regular school hours as if it were a normal class. You didn't get credit for it, it just…Continue