#568 Name Hidden. CS: 1,2,3,4,6,7,8. Other: Anxiety, depression, ptsd symptoms

I felt like my mind and my body were never my own. I was property of the church. My mind, body, identity, worthiness, and authority were taken from me through coercion, threats, extreme social pressure, and ritualistic abuse. It’s been so damaging to me. I’m still trying to piece myself back together. It’s heartbreaking to…

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

I feel hurt and betrayed. I gave my heart and soul to this church and the lack of boundaries and policies and teachings around immorality/chastity/modesty/worthiness interviews of this institution have caused me so much psychological, emotional, and mental pain and suffering. There were no boundaries. It was confusing. It was scary. It was horrible. It…

#566 Name Withheld. CS: 1,2,3,4,7

Growing up in the LDS church I was always compared to my older sister, she was the perfect mormon girl and I was just me, so because of that I had a lot of meetings with my bishops growing up. Many of these meetings are hazy to me now (even though they were not that…

#564 Tara T. CS: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10. Other: Ritualistic Abuse and Mind Control

I am a Therapist-Survivor of ritualistic abuse and mind control, that involved at least two of my bishops as perpetrators, and two of my stake presidents. The document below is a document I wrote with the help and edits of a psychologist friend who has advocated and supported survivors for almost 4 decades. While my…

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

I was 12 years old when I started masturbating. I felt like the scum of the earth. I don’t know how to describe how much guilt and self loathing that I felt until the age of 27 (I’m 28 now). I really felt like I was the worst person in the world that I didn’t…

#562 Name Hidden. CS: 1,2,3,4,5,7. Other: PTSD, acute anxiety

I was 15, in the early 2000’s in Riverton, Utah. I had been the Mia Maids president and extremely active in the LDS Church since my childhood. My rapist was more than double my age. I met him on “hotornot.com” I lied and said I was 18 to be on the website, but I told…

#560 Name Withheld CS: 1,2,3,4,7

I was browsing my Facebook and to my dismay I saw a post from my daughter. We had never discussed this Protect LDS children issue, but there she was sharing a link about it and sharing her story. With horror and anticipation I read her post. She told about a member of the bishopic interviewing…

#559 Name Hidden. CS: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10

Please reach out to any teen mothers that have had to deal with the church, I’m positive there are more victims of other members. They condition these girls to feel like they are nothing and everything is their fault. Check at risk youth centers! They shut these girls up by sending them away!! Nov 17,…