#1066 Name Hidden. CS: 1,2,3,4,6,7,8

I was raised LDS and left the church at age 23, and resigned officially at age 33 (when I learned this was an option for me). I was raised in a large family, falling in the middle of 4 boys, I was the eldest girl. Much of my childhood is a blank as I can’t…

#1065 Hannah. CS: 1,2,3,4,7,8

When I was around sixteen years old, I got a boyfriend. One night, he invited me to go to a missionary farewell and we ended up making out in his car instead and stripping down to our underwear. I had done “worse” things with other people, but this guy felt so much guilt that he…

#1063 Aimee L. CS: 1,2,4,5,7,8,9

Hello, My name is Aimee. I was raised in the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, but after experiencing the molestation of a young girl who was very dear to me, I started to question the church. My mother who was born into the church as well was molested and raped by her…

#1060 Name Hidden. CS: 1,2,4,6,7,8

My story is pretty much exactly what to expect at minimum for a regular bishops interview to receive a temple recommend. I always lied about masturbating because I never wanted anyone to learn of my shame I hid at night. Every time I masturbated I would cry profusely for hours curled up in a ball…

#1059 Name Hidden. CS: 1,2,3,4,6,7,8

I am a female, and was around 14 when this happened. My home ward had (still has) a HUGE problem with gossiping and I was often the topic of gossip among some of the adult members in my ward. I was called into the bishops office for a temple recommend interview and he asked all…

#1056 Name Hidden. CS: 1,2,3,7. Other: Other forms of abuse in my home were ignored.

I had the usual worthiness interviews starting at age twelve. Until I was fifteen, they were always on script. I never had anything to say to the contrary of any of the questions, I was never prodded. I did dislike the youth temple trip interviews being done during church hours being pulled out of class…

#1055 Name Hidden. CS: 2,3,6,7

I started to be sexually abused around age six by my brother.  Then when I was 12, I was gang raped by 5 grown men.  After the rape, my grandfather started to rape me as well as my brother. I am a recovered bulimic and in my 60’s.  I have been in counseling all my…

#1054 Name Hidden. CS: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

When I was age 11-15, I had different experiences with different bishops. I have never had the courage to say anything, and I also have never had a place where I can feel safe to talk about it. These men are part of my family’s community still to this day, and the encounters were so…

#1051 Name Withheld. CS: 1,2,3,7

I was raised from birth in the LDS Church. Having been told I was so lucky to have been born into such a wonderful organization for as long as I could remember, I believed it, and in many ways it kept me from leaving for several decades. Around the age of 12, I had my…