TL;DR I posted this on another "recovery site" and thought I'd share it here. An uncle I've been very close to my whole life just learned of my unbelief and wrote a letter. I had the confidence not to take the bait but still responded firmly and lovingly. I am recovered.
My mother is the eldest of nine children. I am my mother's eldest. I have two aunts younger than me. One uncle was (he died at age 10) two years older than me and his…
Added by Kathy on January 4, 2016 at 1:15am — No Comments
I hereby nominate Boyd Kenneth Packer, who is dead, by proxy for X Mormon of the year for 2015. He is dead and therefore no longer anything, let alone mormon. His life and death probably resulted in more success in shifting people out of the lds church than any so called anti person could have achieved. Consider my vote cast in this awards ceremony presentation.
Added by KindSmile on December 23, 2015 at 2:20pm — No Comments
Added by Kathy on December 9, 2015 at 9:35pm — No Comments
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
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
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
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