My Response to the Missionaries - Was This Rude?

by notamomo Nov 2011

So there is a knock on my door Saturday morning. Luckily for me, there is a decorative window in my front door, so I can see I have me a couple of missionaries on my porch before I open it. Now, keep in mind I was kind of busy at the time, but I seriously just didn't want to get dragged into any kind of conversation with them.

Is this the LDS "secret" of how we came to be here?

by rowan Nov 2011

This is what I have understood from what I have read here and elsewhere.

All the people of earth existed as "a separate intelligence" before they agreed to become spirit children of Heavenly Father.

I was "unworthy" to bless my child. So I did it anyway.

by The Man in Black Nov 2011

So recently I was told by a member of my bishopric that due to my lack of attendance I should not bless my child. So naturally I did it anyway.

There wasn't a lot of fanfare or resistance from anyone. I just scheduled it, got dirty looks from people, and did it anyway.

What is all this: "What is Wanted?" thing

by subliminal Dec 2011

The "what is wanted" thing? I don't get it. I'm sure the jokes will be more funny then.

Raptor Jesus
When you go through the veil at the temple.
To meet Elohim, you tap on this metal bar three times, and then Elohim's arm comes out and Elohim asks, "What is wanted?"


It's hard to slow down

by introvertedme dec 2011

I'll include some of this in my exit story, but was thinking about it this morning. I'm working on untangling what is truly part of my personality and what has been so ingrained and indocrinated in me that I think it's part of me when it really isn't.

Spinning the declining missionary numbers

by Simon in Oz

From the Salt Lake Tribune

"The push for more missionaries may reflect an awareness of the church’s shrinking proselytizing force, which is down to about 52,000 from a high of 62,000 in the mid-1990s. The decline is due in part to the LDS Church “raising the bar” on missionary qualifications in 2002, LDS spokesman Scott Trotter said in February.

I just called off my mission...

by rallychild

So, I have just called off my mission this past Tuesday. This past week has been a crazy, emotional, wild ride after breaking the news to my family and friends. It's been liberating, but depressing at the same time. My whole life is going a completely new direction, and it is exciting, but scary at the same time as well.

Funniest thing heard in testimony meeting

by almostgone

"I know that this is the church of jesus christ of latter day saints." And it was the a member of the bishopric... TOO funny.

I actually laughed out loud and my spouse was not happy about that.

What are some of the funny things that you've heard in testimony meeting?

The Motrix
Re: Funniest thing heard in testimony meeting

Will we ever get tired of this? - Relaxing Sundays

by Ihidmyself

Beautiful quiet Sunday morning. Just made some coffee and read the paper. Will probably fix pancakes when the kids wake up. I'll mow the lawn later this morning but its cool outside so it should be less of a chore. Maybe we'll go for a picnic or something later on today.

"You've changed"

by heather Dec 2011

I hear "you've changed" often enough to get me thinking about if I have actually changed or not.

I may have written about this before, but oh well.

Some parts of me are exactly the same as when I was a TBM. I fear the same things, I still enjoy the same hobbies, and I still have the same personality traits.

Finding Out the Truth

I didn't expect things to turn out the way they did. After taking
the missionary discussions and with the support and
prompting of my friends and a few family members I was
baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter
Day Saints at the age of 14. It was a time of great happiness
but also of heartache. I radically changed my life in order to

Still in Recovery

June 2010. Like many here, I feel that the LDS church has stolen my youth, my family, my sexuality, my personality, and my sanity. I sporadically post under my real name, but for this post I want to be anonymous and have altered a few non-essential details.

My Long Journey Away from Mormonism

I am a 58 year old woman who finally left the Mormon Church about 6 years ago. My parents joined the Mormon Church when I was 10 months old so I was raised in the church.

A Convert at 19 Writes

Hi Eric

Thank you very much for your website. It gave me a lot of useful information on my way out of the Mormon church. I´m also very glad to be able to communicate to other exmormons.

Now, this is my story. Please, only use my nickname.