As a young 13 year old girl, this was a very uncomfortable, if not traumatizing situation for me speaking to an older man about my sexual “transgressions.” This, in combination with the church’s many lessons about chastity and comparing me to a chewed piece of gum for losing my virginity shattered me as a person. My self-esteem was little-to-none and many times I contemplated suicide. And for what? For something I did that is natural and normal? That I had felt no guilt about apart from everyone telling me it was wrong? As a young adult, I still suffer feelings of anger and resentment towards the church and I’m very disappointed in my parents for not only allowing for this to happen, but encouraging it for my repentance. No little girls should be questioned about their sexual encounters alone with a strange older man with absolutely no qualifications. IT IS WRONG.