#558 Name Hidden. CS: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10. Other: Ritualistic abuse and mind control

I will share with you, reader, a story of a girl. This girl experienced a lifetime of sorrows from as young as three, maybe even younger, as memories still return to her in a haze. Her body and soul remembers everything, though her mind fights to remember, she must remember. She must remember to heal.…

#557 Joe. CS: 1,2,3,4,8.9

I first learned about masturbation when I turned eleven, from my bishop, who happened to be my dad. He had a private talk with me in my bedroom one evening and in a very delicate way, he told me that some people massage their own privates for pleasure. After explaining what it was, he warned…

#556 Joanna C. CS: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9

My name is Joanna C. and I am ready to go fully public about the lifetime of abuses through the mainstream Mormon Church and the fundamentalist sects of the church have perpetuated against not only me, but several key others. What was done to us by the church was monstrous and atrocious, and was always…

#554 Robbie S. CS: 1,2,3,6,7,8

I had a great childhood with really supportive, loving parents and kind church leaders. I also struggled silently with the shame and guilt that came from worthiness interviews. Up to this day I’ve struggled immensely with a variety of things that came from talking about my own private sexual development. I started masturbating at around…

#552 Crystal L. CS: 1,2,3,4,7,8,9

I grew up in an abusive household where I was regularly subject to physical, emotional and mental abuse. One day when I was 12, I was experimenting with myself not knowing what I was doing was bad and my parents walked in. My parents then sent me to the bishop, unfortunately the first of nearly…

#548 Name Hidden. CS: 1,3,6,7,8. Other: Spouse had an affair with one of our bishops and it led to our divorce.

Nearly twenty years ago, a bishop that had been an explorer adviser in a ward I grew up in, had told my parents that I was not good enough and had been giving me and them positive motivation books that he thought I needed to have. This man had always “put me down” in front…

#547 Name Hidden. CS: 1,2,4. Other: Permanently left the Church, and I am not raising my kids Mormon. I would never subject my kids to this kind of guilt and shame.

Dear leaders of the LDS Church, I am from Sandy Utah and I was raised Mormon (12th Ward of the Granite Stake). Starting at age 12 I felt a lot of guilt and shame for doing things that are completely normal and healthy during sexual development because of the detailed and sexually explicit questions that…