#862 Name Hidden. CS: 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,9. Other: Belief that it was my fault when I was raped, so I never reported it

Prior to my first interview with the Bishop, I had no idea about sexual things. “Doing it” was something adults did. I was 11. But I wore sun dresses outside of church, and was developing early (B cup by 5th grade) and this was somehow all related to my unworthiness before god. I had to…

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

I was 14 or 15 at the time and I remember my friends suddenly not attending church anymore. It all seemed to happen around the time that we were being asked if we masturbated by an adult male bishop. I remember some of the stories my friends were sharing about this and they certainly did…

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

I was always shamed by The Church like everyone else growing up. I’ve tried writing my story now twice and every time I feel too much pain as I write to finish it. I’ll just say this: Stop damaging us. It’s too late for me and I’ll continue therapy to help heal my wounds. The…

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

The devaluing of My worth. I was a girl around 3 to 5 or so. A tomboy. I loved doing rough and tumble things with the neighborhood boys and I loved camping. My brothers and my dad were loading up the truck to go camping. I was soooo excited to go. But…. I was told…

#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…