#858 Renee M. CS: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

At the age of 18 I finally told my mom and my bishop that my step father had sexually abused me, the good bishop did what our culture had taught him and told me to let sleeping dogs lie since it had been a few years and put me on the repentance process (yet again)…

#855 Name Hidden. CS: 1,2,3,4,5,7

This is NOT my story, but it IS the story of what can happen and what DID happen because of the policies of The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints. I imagine that there are non-disclosure agreements in place, but that doesn’t stop anyone from reading “The Sins of Brother Curtis”, a book by Lisa…

#853 Name Hidden. CS: 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,10. Other: Unable to marry or have sexual relations at all

I have had too much shame to share my story with even my closest friends. I have been faithfully active for 40 years. In the past five years I have been on a break due to this very subject. I am bold and sassy and able to have a voice in every other area of…

#852 Name Hidden. CS: 1,2,3,4,7,8

Quite apart from the standard questions on masturbation and sexual purity that always made me feel uncomfortable, I had one incident that was the most harrowing. I did some things on two occasions as a teenager, which of course are no one’s business. When it came time for my interview to go on a mission,…

#851 Jasmine N. CS: 1,2,3,4,7,8

When I was 8 I was shown pornography by my older brother but I kept it hidden. As years went by I felt dirty and worthless especially at church. Then when I was 13 I had sex for the first time and talked to adult men online and my mom found out. I was forced…

#847 Name Hidden. CS: 1,2,3,4,6,7. Other: PTSD

Growing up in the church, I first learned of masturbation from a bishopric member asking if I did it. I was young and being interviewed to go to the temple to do baptisms. I said “no,” as it sounded horrible, and then went home to look up the definition in the dictionary. (Thank goodness I…

#846 Michelle S. CS: 3,4,5,6,7,8,10. Other: Dissociative Identy Disorder

My story is too long so I’m writing a book. To offer some insight I can tell you that my father was taking religious classes at BYU from 1959 -1967 and during that time he was taught secret doctrine that fed his narcissism and he began sexually abusing me when I was three. He would…