Proposition 8... In 2008 there was a ballot initiative in California to deem marriage between a man and a woman the only marriage recognized by the state. At the time, I was a married, heterosexual woman living in Colorado -- how, you ask, would this impact or involve me? I didn't think it did, until … Continue reading Why God?…Part V
We're going to skip ahead a number of years here. During the years from 2000 - 2007 I was a fully active member of the church - 2000 was the year I gained my "temple recommend" and I joined the church in 1998. The years between my joining and 2007 were overall good, but oh … Continue reading Why God…Part IV
From the beginning of my journey the temple was discussed, casually at first, as in, "when you go to the temple," and later as in, "as you prepre to attend the temple." It's an unwritten goal of all good Mormons to become a card carrying member of the church. Mormons believe that temples built by … Continue reading Why God…continued Part III
After my second visit to Laurie's church, she suggested I meet with the missionaries. Two young men/boys about 19'ish years old who had left home for a two-year period to teach others about theirs and their church's beliefs. I felt ill-prepared for this meeting. I didn't know enough about the tenants of the church to … Continue reading Why God? Continued…
Not as in "why 'me' God", but why God at all. It's a question I'm being asked a lot. So many people who leave the Mormon religion, especially those that were born into it and raised in it for their entire lives, turn away from organized religion altogether. I can understand this reaction. Absolutely. Imagine … Continue reading Why God?
Since starting this blog, I've been asked by several people for more specifics of my story -- and though soon I hope to share the whole of it, I thought the simplest thing to do was to share something I wrote a few years ago in my personal blog/journal to help me sort through … Continue reading REPRINT: Peace (a quick primer of my journey out of the LDS/Mormon religion).
Guilt is a heavy burden. One I carried with me in the early part of my journey through deconversion. When I first started questioning the tenants of the Mormon religion I was drowning in guilt. Guilt for so many reasons. If I was praying more, reading my scriptures more, attending temple more regularly, serving others … Continue reading Cutting the chains of guilt…