Informal Survey of RFM Posters -church status

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  • user warning: Table './exmo_08072012/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>openeyes Mar. 2013</p>\n<p>Mine is: Born into TSCC. Parents were inactive members. Fully participated in TSCC until about my middle age, went on a mission, married in the temple, later divorced. Held no leadership callings. Currently a believer in God, inactive, unorthodox, Non-believer in TSCC, apostate. Haven\'t participated in TSCC for over twelve years. Have been reading RFM since the late 90\'s. Currently considering whether or not to formally resign.</p>\n<hr />\n<p>Tupperwhere<br />\nRe: Informal Survey of RFM Readers/Posters -- State your church status<br />\nBIC, resigned last year but haven\'t been active since I was a teenager. I am now almost 40. I am a new age/wiccan.</p>\n<hr />\n<p>Johnny Rotten<br />\nRe: Informal Survey of RFM Readers/Posters -- State your church status<br />\nBorn in the Church<br />\nParents were both teenage converts<br />\nServed a Mission<br />\nMarried in the Temple<br />\nGraduated BYU<br />\nEQ President and Young mens org<br />\nEarly morning seminary teacher<br />\nVery active, full tith payer<br />\nLeft the Church a year and a half ago over science, history and doctrine.</p>\n<hr />\n<p>Levi<br />\nRe: Informal Survey of RFM Readers/Posters -- State your church status<br />\nBIC<br />\n4 years semen-ary<br />\nso-called \"RM\" Japan<br />\nAt least half a dozen non-paying church jobs<br />\nAttended the mormon temple \"for and in behalf of Dickfor, who is dead\" no fewer than 400 times (can u stand it?)<br />\nTBM but hated every second of it. I believed because, well, \"a mormon just believes\"!<br />\nFound out the truth late 1999<br />\nFormal resignation October 2010<br />\nWish I could resign again.<br />\nCurrently agnostic, with FSM leanings</p>\n<hr />\n<p>bounced<br />\nRe: Informal Survey of RFM...<br />\nPolygamy heritage<br />\nDad taught religion at BYU<br />\nBIC<br />\nUber-TBM childhood<br />\nMission to Oz<br />\nTemple marriage<br />\nEarly morning seminary teacher<br />\nGospel doctrine teacher<br />\nWard mission leader<br />\nEQ pres<br />\nVeil worker<br />\nTemple prep class teacher<br />\nYM pres<br />\nStake YM pres<br />\n2nd counselor in bishopric<br />\n1st counselor in bishopric<br />\nExmo apostate, with my spouse and children</p>\n<p>Never been happier</p>\n<hr />\nrobertb<br />\nRe: Informal Survey of RFM Readers/Posters -- State your church status<br />\nConvert at age 19.<br />\nMission in Argentina 77-79<br />\nBYU<br />\nMarried in Salt Lake Temple<br />\nSpanish teacher at MTC<br />\nGrad instructor at BYU<br />\nMembership Clerk<br />\nFinance Clerk<br />\nStake Mission Presidency--Secretary<br />\nActive until several months before I resigned.<br />\nLeft 1989.<br />\nAssume some \"Ground of Being\" to use Paul Tillich\'s term. Agnostic as to its nature other than what we can experience.<br />\nAttend Unitarian Universal Society\n<hr />\nfrogdogs<br />\nRe: Informal Survey of RFM Readers/Posters -- State your church status<br />\nBIC TBM in Utah, 2nd oldest of 6 kids.\n<p>Very active growing up: regular church attendance, a few dead dunking trips, regular weepy-eyed testimony-bearer, seminary student through h.s., laurel president, youth conference junkie, general conference junkie.</p>\n<p>Left after H.S. graduation: influence of ex-mo dad and I started to read a lot on my own, initially thinking I\'d become TSCC\'s most educated defender... ;-)</p>\n<p>Married my never-mo DH 4 years later &amp; moved to the East Coast.</p>\n<p>Wandered around various protestant denominations for 22 years.</p>\n<p>Currently go to an episcopal church.</p>\n<hr />\npuleez<br />\nRe: Informal Survey of RFM Readers/Posters -- State your church status<br />\nI love the more liberal fraction of the Episcopal Church USA.\n<p>they have a female presiding bishop and gay bishops and are very big on feeding the homeless and the hungry.</p>\n<hr />\n<p>Mateo Pastor<br />\nRe: Informal Survey of RFM Readers/Posters -- State your church status<br />\nBorn catholic<br />\nJoined with parents as a pre-teen<br />\nFirst of the lot to go less active, then inactive<br />\nLiberal atheist ever since</p>\n<p>frogdogs<br />\nRe: Informal Survey of RFM Readers/Posters -- State your church status<br />\nThat\'s what I like about them as well :-)</p>\n<p>nickerickson<br />\nRe: Informal Survey of RFM Readers/Posters -- State your church status<br />\nBIC<br />\nInactive after leaving home at graduation<br />\nActive for 2 years with wife<br />\nHad names removed 6 years or so ago<br />\nAtheist and I am very anti-religion and vocal about it.</p>\n<hr />\n<p>Raisingspecialneeds<br />\nRe: Informal Survey of RFM Readers/Posters -- State your church status<br />\nParents were both converts in their late teens/early 20s.<br />\nParents divorced when I was 2.<br />\nBoth remarried before I was 5, bio-dad went inactive after he left my mom.<br />\nStepdad adopted me when I was 9, sealed to my mom and new daddy in the temple.<br />\nVery active in the church when I found myself pregnant at 17<br />\nStarted becoming slightly inactive when I Was 18/19 and in school full time to become a nurse.<br />\nStarted questioning my beliefs at 18, but still attended church until the age of 27.<br />\nMarried a non-mormon at 19<br />\nNon-mormon converted at 22.<br />\nDivorced non-mormon at 27, he is inactive.<br />\nSent in resignation letter to church a few weeks ago at age 30, having not set foot into the church in about 3.5yrs.</p>\n<hr />\n<p>QWE<br />\nRe: Informal Survey of RFM Readers/Posters -- State your church status<br />\nStill a member of the church, but not attended in over a year<br />\nBorn into church<br />\nParents are inactive members<br />\nFully participated in church for almost 2 decades<br />\nDid not go on a mission (but almost did)<br />\nSingle<br />\nHeld multiple leadership callings<br />\nNot a believer in god anymore (but I\'m still very tolerant of religions)<br />\nHave no intentions of formally resigning as of now<br />\nProbably going to go back to church next month</p>\n<hr />\nconfusedkim<br />\nRe: Informal Survey of RFM Readers/Posters -- State your church status<br />\nBIC<br />\nParents have always been active, still are<br />\nDad has always held callings in bishopric and stake presidency<br />\nI have 3 siblings, all inactive but still believe<br />\nWent to the temple a couple times for baptisims for the dead (hated it)<br />\nAttended 1.5yrs seminary (I hated it)<br />\nI left the church the day I turned 18, it always creeped me out<br />\nIts been 8 years and I just resigned a few weeks ago<br />\nNow I believe more in science and logic<br />\nAgnostic leaning towards atheism<br />\nAll extended family on dads side extremely TBM except for a cousin or 2<br />\nOnly believer on moms side is my grandad but he\'s semi active<br />\nI think if it weren\'t for my dad, my mom wouldn\'t go anymore\n<p>mistydiamond<br />\nRe: Informal Survey of RFM Readers/Posters -- State your church status<br />\nBorn in the church.<br />\nParents married in the temple. Family membership in the church goes back to the days of Joseph Smith.<br />\nGraduated seminary.<br />\nGraduated from BYU.<br />\nPrimary teacher, pianist in many different organizations, institute president.<br />\nStopped attending church regularly about 5 years ago.<br />\nI haven\'t officially resigned (only because I don\'t want to hurt my parents) but I don\'t plan on ever going back.</p>\n<hr />\nCA girl<br />\nRe: Informal Survey of RFM Readers/Posters -- State your church status<br />\nTeenage convert<br />\nEarly Morning Seminary Grad<br />\nBYU Grad<br />\nRM<br />\nTemple Marriage<br />\nServed as Primary Pres, RS Pres, in two other Primary Presidencies, Stake Missionary, Sunday School teacher, Nursery and Scout leader among others.<br />\nFound out truth about church on internet<br />\nStudied intensively for almost a year<br />\nFound no way to justify staying active or letting my kids be trained as Mormons<br />\nInactive 4 years - not resigned because inactive DH says he still believes<br />\nConsider myself Episcopalian, which was my religion prior to converting<br />\nTell people I\'m not LDS, I\'m Episcopalian<br />\nKids say they are Christian, non-denominational\n<hr />\nBuddacriss<br />\nRe: Informal Survey of RFM Readers/Posters -- State your church status<br />\n5th generation LDS\n<p>BIC</p>\n<p>seminary until Sr. year when Mom gave up trying to wake me up at 5:00 a.m.</p>\n<p>Raised kids as active LDS with a nevermo husband.</p>\n<p>Taught SS, RS, YM. Tried to keep it fun and light and not heap on the guilt!</p>\n<p>Experienced shunning and discrimination after divorce.</p>\n<p>Married 2nd hubby in temple. Eternal marriage was over in 4 months.</p>\n<p>\"Shelf\" where I put all my doubts became overloaded and crashed.</p>\n<p>Have not been active for 8+ yrs. No plans to resign - don\'t feel the need to tell them anything about anything.</p>\n<p>Now I\'m a free thinking, liberal Episcopalian, Christian believer and follow Dalai Lama\'s \"My religion is kindness\".</p>\n<p>Send love to anyone who reads this and to all beings :)</p>\n<hr />\nfeelinglight<br />\nRe: Informal Survey of RFM Readers/Posters -- State your church status<br />\nJoined at age 28 on the tails of my husband.<br />\nwent a few years-became inactive.<br />\nmoved at retirement = went back to church. Husband over-the-top TBM.<br />\nI probably will not resign because of husband. 6 children all raised in the church. no one is interested now.<br />\nI have read much on the internet. If the church would just acknowledge all the hidden and twisted information, I could listen. But, you are not allowed to ask any questions in any class that require an honest answer.<br />\nChurch is very invasive-I find that offensive.<br />\nsometimes I have a mind flash-what the f$#% am I doing there?\n<hr />\n<p>kj<br />\nYes.....\"My Religion is Kindness\" Dalai Lama<br />\nPioneer/Polygamous heritage<br />\nBIC<br />\nOldest child of 4 (3 of us out)<br />\nTo temple for dead dunking<br />\nSeminary Graduate<br />\nBYU Graduate<br />\nMarried a Mormon (never got to the temple)<br />\nTaught Primary, SS and played piano<br />\nDidn\'t raise 3 children in church (they were blessed/not baptized)<br />\nInactive for decades<br />\nResigned 9 years ago</p>\n<p>Kindness and Love is my religion.</p>\n<hr />\n<p>Twinker<br />\nRe: Yes.....\"My Religion is Kindness\" Dalai Lama<br />\nMormon ancestry for 6 generations.<br />\nApostacy for 4 generations.<br />\nGrew up surrounded by Mormons.<br />\nAttended Mormon functions with friends but always an outsider.<br />\nAgnostic but proudly \"Anti-Mormon\".</p>\n<p>mondaymorning<br />\nRe: Informal Survey of RFM Readers/Posters -- State your church status<br />\nParents Converts<br />\nMe and all siblings BIC<br />\nAll 4 Seminary Grads<br />\nMy brother and I both went on missions<br />\nOne of my two sisters married in Temple<br />\nHer three kids BIC<br />\nI was EQP<br />\nSister left \'99ish<br />\nBrother left 2006ish<br />\nI left 2010<br />\nOther Sister, husband and kids left 2011<br />\nDad left 2011<br />\nMom is the only TBM left</p>\n<p>A once very active, prominent in our community Mormon family is now nearly completely gone.</p>\n<p>I see this story happening all the time now.</p>\n<p>Wife and I attend the first church of Sunday brunch.</p>\n<hr />.\n<p>Madison40<br />\nRe: Informal Survey of RFM Readers/Posters -- State your church status<br />\nI resigned from the LDs church in 2010 as a convert. I now attend Presbyterian church which is the church I was baptized into as a child.</p>\n<hr />\n<p>PapaKen<br />\nRe: Informal Survey of RFM Readers/Posters -- State your church status<br />\nBIC, 7th of 8<br />\nLived in mission field<br />\nBYU<br />\nMission<br />\nBYU, met fiancee<br />\nUofU, graduated<br />\nTemple marriage<br />\n2 kids<br />\nSS Presidency<br />\nWML<br />\nEQ counselor<br />\nYM leader<br />\nWebelos leader<br />\nBishopric counselor<br />\nSS teacher<br />\nCame out as gay to wife<br />\nEx\'ed</p>\n<hr />\nLaura<br />\nRe: Informal Survey of RFM Readers/Posters -- State your church status<br />\nBorn to Methodist parents (dad not active)<br />\nMother converts to LDS while I\'m in grade school(not smart)<br />\nFather forbids LDS baptism until age 18 (he was smart)<br />\nConvert at 18 (I was stupid)<br />\nLeft church before 19 (I got smart)<br />\nMarried a Presbyterian at 25 (again, smart)<br />\nResigned at 29 after 10 ys inactivity (got sick of visits/calls) (very smart move...stopped the nonsense!)<br />\nHappy to call Presbyterian my church home :&gt;)\n<p>s4711<br />\nRe: Informal Survey of RFM Readers/Posters -- State your church status<br />\nMulti-gen BIC<br />\nRM (DL, ZL, and AP)<br />\nEQP<br />\nWard Executive Secretary<br />\n\"Sealed\" in the temple<br />\nWard Financial Secretary<br />\nEQ Instructor<br />\nResigned shortly thereafter</p>\n<hr />\nmisterzelph<br />\nRe: Informal Survey of RFM Readers/Posters -- State your church status<br />\nI\'ve read several of John Shelby Spong\'s books. I really enjoy them.\n<hr />\n<p>robertb<br />\nRe: Informal Survey of RFM Readers/Posters -- State your church status<br />\nLevi Wrote:<br />\n-------------------------------------------------------<br />\n&gt;<br />\n&gt; Wish I could resign again.</p>\n<p>Ha! Every now and then the church does something that angers me enough I wish I could join just so I could resign again. It appears I am not alone! :-)</p>\n<hr />\n<p>runningyogi<br />\nRe: Informal Survey of RFM Readers/Posters -- State your church status<br />\nAttend Center for Spiritual Living in Santa Rosa (Christian Science)<br />\nBorn into LDS. Mother LDS, Father Converted from Presbyterian when I was 17.<br />\nDeacon Leader<br />\nPriest Leader<br />\nServed Mission<br />\nDistrict Leader<br />\nZone Leader<br />\nMarried in Temple<br />\nWent Inactive in late 80\'s<br />\nDivorced in 90\'<br />\n3 Daughters,Enjoying life without Mormondum</p>\n<hr />\nnotanymore<br />\nRe: Informal Survey of RFM Readers/Posters -- State your church status<br />\nparents are converts<br />\nBIC<br />\nactive until teenage years<br />\ndad active/mom inactive<br />\nwasn\'t raised \"traditional Mormon\"<br />\nin college returned to \"full activity\"<br />\nattended Ricks College (really hated it-only went 1 year)<br />\nmarried in temple<br />\nprimary presidency<br />\nyoung women\'s presidency<br />\nleft TSCC 14 months ago (yay!!!) after following the Romney campaign &amp; reading comments about the BOA<br />\nDH, me &amp; our 3 children will be resigning soon\n<hr />\n<p>mindlight<br />\nRe: Informal Survey of RFM Readers/Posters -- State your church status<br />\nConvert, late 80s, thought my hubby would be able to stay drug free in the church, they are SO family oriented don\'t ya know.<br />\nInactive because of addictions, Bish told me to solve it at home.<br />\nHubby died to drug related causes<br />\nBoth kids married and stable (lol)<br />\nHealth scare 2011<br />\nReactivated 2011<br />\nLeft church structure Easter Sunday 2012<br />\nOpen apostate<br />\nStill on the books<br />\nPrays to be a thorn in their side and realizes no one is listening but good affirmation none the less</p>\n<p>Edited 1 time(s). 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openeyes Mar. 2013

Mine is: Born into TSCC. Parents were inactive members. Fully participated in TSCC until about my middle age, went on a mission, married in the temple, later divorced. Held no leadership callings. Currently a believer in God, inactive, unorthodox, Non-believer in TSCC, apostate. Haven't participated in TSCC for over twelve years. Have been reading RFM since the late 90's. Currently considering whether or not to formally resign.


Tupperwhere
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BIC, resigned last year but haven't been active since I was a teenager. I am now almost 40. I am a new age/wiccan.


Johnny Rotten
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Born in the Church
Parents were both teenage converts
Served a Mission
Married in the Temple
Graduated BYU
EQ President and Young mens org
Early morning seminary teacher
Very active, full tith payer
Left the Church a year and a half ago over science, history and doctrine.


Levi
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BIC
4 years semen-ary
so-called "RM" Japan
At least half a dozen non-paying church jobs
Attended the mormon temple "for and in behalf of Dickfor, who is dead" no fewer than 400 times (can u stand it?)
TBM but hated every second of it. I believed because, well, "a mormon just believes"!
Found out the truth late 1999
Formal resignation October 2010
Wish I could resign again.
Currently agnostic, with FSM leanings


bounced
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Polygamy heritage
Dad taught religion at BYU
BIC
Uber-TBM childhood
Mission to Oz
Temple marriage
Early morning seminary teacher
Gospel doctrine teacher
Ward mission leader
EQ pres
Veil worker
Temple prep class teacher
YM pres
Stake YM pres
2nd counselor in bishopric
1st counselor in bishopric
Exmo apostate, with my spouse and children

Never been happier


robertb
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Convert at age 19.
Mission in Argentina 77-79
BYU
Married in Salt Lake Temple
Spanish teacher at MTC
Grad instructor at BYU
Membership Clerk
Finance Clerk
Stake Mission Presidency--Secretary
Active until several months before I resigned.
Left 1989.
Assume some "Ground of Being" to use Paul Tillich's term. Agnostic as to its nature other than what we can experience.
Attend Unitarian Universal Society
frogdogs
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BIC TBM in Utah, 2nd oldest of 6 kids.

Very active growing up: regular church attendance, a few dead dunking trips, regular weepy-eyed testimony-bearer, seminary student through h.s., laurel president, youth conference junkie, general conference junkie.

Left after H.S. graduation: influence of ex-mo dad and I started to read a lot on my own, initially thinking I'd become TSCC's most educated defender... ;-)

Married my never-mo DH 4 years later & moved to the East Coast.

Wandered around various protestant denominations for 22 years.

Currently go to an episcopal church.


puleez
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I love the more liberal fraction of the Episcopal Church USA.

they have a female presiding bishop and gay bishops and are very big on feeding the homeless and the hungry.


Mateo Pastor
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Born catholic
Joined with parents as a pre-teen
First of the lot to go less active, then inactive
Liberal atheist ever since

frogdogs
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That's what I like about them as well :-)

nickerickson
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BIC
Inactive after leaving home at graduation
Active for 2 years with wife
Had names removed 6 years or so ago
Atheist and I am very anti-religion and vocal about it.


Raisingspecialneeds
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Parents were both converts in their late teens/early 20s.
Parents divorced when I was 2.
Both remarried before I was 5, bio-dad went inactive after he left my mom.
Stepdad adopted me when I was 9, sealed to my mom and new daddy in the temple.
Very active in the church when I found myself pregnant at 17
Started becoming slightly inactive when I Was 18/19 and in school full time to become a nurse.
Started questioning my beliefs at 18, but still attended church until the age of 27.
Married a non-mormon at 19
Non-mormon converted at 22.
Divorced non-mormon at 27, he is inactive.
Sent in resignation letter to church a few weeks ago at age 30, having not set foot into the church in about 3.5yrs.


QWE
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Still a member of the church, but not attended in over a year
Born into church
Parents are inactive members
Fully participated in church for almost 2 decades
Did not go on a mission (but almost did)
Single
Held multiple leadership callings
Not a believer in god anymore (but I'm still very tolerant of religions)
Have no intentions of formally resigning as of now
Probably going to go back to church next month


confusedkim
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BIC
Parents have always been active, still are
Dad has always held callings in bishopric and stake presidency
I have 3 siblings, all inactive but still believe
Went to the temple a couple times for baptisims for the dead (hated it)
Attended 1.5yrs seminary (I hated it)
I left the church the day I turned 18, it always creeped me out
Its been 8 years and I just resigned a few weeks ago
Now I believe more in science and logic
Agnostic leaning towards atheism
All extended family on dads side extremely TBM except for a cousin or 2
Only believer on moms side is my grandad but he's semi active
I think if it weren't for my dad, my mom wouldn't go anymore

mistydiamond
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Born in the church.
Parents married in the temple. Family membership in the church goes back to the days of Joseph Smith.
Graduated seminary.
Graduated from BYU.
Primary teacher, pianist in many different organizations, institute president.
Stopped attending church regularly about 5 years ago.
I haven't officially resigned (only because I don't want to hurt my parents) but I don't plan on ever going back.


CA girl
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Teenage convert
Early Morning Seminary Grad
BYU Grad
RM
Temple Marriage
Served as Primary Pres, RS Pres, in two other Primary Presidencies, Stake Missionary, Sunday School teacher, Nursery and Scout leader among others.
Found out truth about church on internet
Studied intensively for almost a year
Found no way to justify staying active or letting my kids be trained as Mormons
Inactive 4 years - not resigned because inactive DH says he still believes
Consider myself Episcopalian, which was my religion prior to converting
Tell people I'm not LDS, I'm Episcopalian
Kids say they are Christian, non-denominational
Buddacriss
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5th generation LDS

BIC

seminary until Sr. year when Mom gave up trying to wake me up at 5:00 a.m.

Raised kids as active LDS with a nevermo husband.

Taught SS, RS, YM. Tried to keep it fun and light and not heap on the guilt!

Experienced shunning and discrimination after divorce.

Married 2nd hubby in temple. Eternal marriage was over in 4 months.

"Shelf" where I put all my doubts became overloaded and crashed.

Have not been active for 8+ yrs. No plans to resign - don't feel the need to tell them anything about anything.

Now I'm a free thinking, liberal Episcopalian, Christian believer and follow Dalai Lama's "My religion is kindness".

Send love to anyone who reads this and to all beings :)


feelinglight
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Joined at age 28 on the tails of my husband.
went a few years-became inactive.
moved at retirement = went back to church. Husband over-the-top TBM.
I probably will not resign because of husband. 6 children all raised in the church. no one is interested now.
I have read much on the internet. If the church would just acknowledge all the hidden and twisted information, I could listen. But, you are not allowed to ask any questions in any class that require an honest answer.
Church is very invasive-I find that offensive.
sometimes I have a mind flash-what the f$#% am I doing there?

kj
Yes....."My Religion is Kindness" Dalai Lama
Pioneer/Polygamous heritage
BIC
Oldest child of 4 (3 of us out)
To temple for dead dunking
Seminary Graduate
BYU Graduate
Married a Mormon (never got to the temple)
Taught Primary, SS and played piano
Didn't raise 3 children in church (they were blessed/not baptized)
Inactive for decades
Resigned 9 years ago

Kindness and Love is my religion.


Twinker
Re: Yes....."My Religion is Kindness" Dalai Lama
Mormon ancestry for 6 generations.
Apostacy for 4 generations.
Grew up surrounded by Mormons.
Attended Mormon functions with friends but always an outsider.
Agnostic but proudly "Anti-Mormon".

mondaymorning
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Parents Converts
Me and all siblings BIC
All 4 Seminary Grads
My brother and I both went on missions
One of my two sisters married in Temple
Her three kids BIC
I was EQP
Sister left '99ish
Brother left 2006ish
I left 2010
Other Sister, husband and kids left 2011
Dad left 2011
Mom is the only TBM left

A once very active, prominent in our community Mormon family is now nearly completely gone.

I see this story happening all the time now.

Wife and I attend the first church of Sunday brunch.


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Madison40
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I resigned from the LDs church in 2010 as a convert. I now attend Presbyterian church which is the church I was baptized into as a child.


PapaKen
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BIC, 7th of 8
Lived in mission field
BYU
Mission
BYU, met fiancee
UofU, graduated
Temple marriage
2 kids
SS Presidency
WML
EQ counselor
YM leader
Webelos leader
Bishopric counselor
SS teacher
Came out as gay to wife
Ex'ed


Laura
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Born to Methodist parents (dad not active)
Mother converts to LDS while I'm in grade school(not smart)
Father forbids LDS baptism until age 18 (he was smart)
Convert at 18 (I was stupid)
Left church before 19 (I got smart)
Married a Presbyterian at 25 (again, smart)
Resigned at 29 after 10 ys inactivity (got sick of visits/calls) (very smart move...stopped the nonsense!)
Happy to call Presbyterian my church home :>)

s4711
Re: Informal Survey of RFM Readers/Posters -- State your church status
Multi-gen BIC
RM (DL, ZL, and AP)
EQP
Ward Executive Secretary
"Sealed" in the temple
Ward Financial Secretary
EQ Instructor
Resigned shortly thereafter


misterzelph
Re: Informal Survey of RFM Readers/Posters -- State your church status
I've read several of John Shelby Spong's books. I really enjoy them.

robertb
Re: Informal Survey of RFM Readers/Posters -- State your church status
Levi Wrote:
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> Wish I could resign again.

Ha! Every now and then the church does something that angers me enough I wish I could join just so I could resign again. It appears I am not alone! :-)


runningyogi
Re: Informal Survey of RFM Readers/Posters -- State your church status
Attend Center for Spiritual Living in Santa Rosa (Christian Science)
Born into LDS. Mother LDS, Father Converted from Presbyterian when I was 17.
Deacon Leader
Priest Leader
Served Mission
District Leader
Zone Leader
Married in Temple
Went Inactive in late 80's
Divorced in 90'
3 Daughters,Enjoying life without Mormondum


notanymore
Re: Informal Survey of RFM Readers/Posters -- State your church status
parents are converts
BIC
active until teenage years
dad active/mom inactive
wasn't raised "traditional Mormon"
in college returned to "full activity"
attended Ricks College (really hated it-only went 1 year)
married in temple
primary presidency
young women's presidency
left TSCC 14 months ago (yay!!!) after following the Romney campaign & reading comments about the BOA
DH, me & our 3 children will be resigning soon

mindlight
Re: Informal Survey of RFM Readers/Posters -- State your church status
Convert, late 80s, thought my hubby would be able to stay drug free in the church, they are SO family oriented don't ya know.
Inactive because of addictions, Bish told me to solve it at home.
Hubby died to drug related causes
Both kids married and stable (lol)
Health scare 2011
Reactivated 2011
Left church structure Easter Sunday 2012
Open apostate
Still on the books
Prays to be a thorn in their side and realizes no one is listening but good affirmation none the less

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