afraid of mormons
Date: January 01, 2018 05:42PM
My dysfunctional TBM family was Mormon Royalty on all sides, going back to ancestors who were JS's neighbors, and the first members of the polygamist Mormon cult. There have been many church GA's, and several church presidents in my lineage. I can't believe that I was raised to be proud of that heritage! For all that, my immediate TBM family was abusive. I learned to "fake it" that I was perfect. I married a RM con-man, who beat me, and I divorced him, but the cult would not grant me a temple divorce. I tried for many years, and was told yes, then no, that I could, then could not, get a temple clearance to remarry, or a cancellation of sealing or a temple divorce, or whatever they called it in their ever-changing rules. I was fed-up, and needed some real, solid answers.
TBM had answers to all my questions about the workings and teachings and lies of TSCC. I was overwhelmed by the empathy and caring from RFM posters. Each answer opened the door to other questions, which led to more answers, and I spent 4 nights and took a day off work, to read RFM non-stop.
It was upsetting, but positive, and energizing to finally know the truth, then be free of the lies and hype, and to resign along with my children, who had never believed in the first place.
The main question I kept asking, over and over was, "Is the Mormon church a cult? Really?" It took a while for it to sink in that I had been lied to all my life, and by my own parents, too.