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

I was 16 when I had pre-marital sex with my then high school girlfriend. In hindsight, we were kids with raging hormones and we both felt horrible about our actions. We both went to speak to my home-ward bishop about our mutual sin. We were upfront, honest, self-loathing and willing to do whatever it took…

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

I didn’t even know what masturbation was until I had an interview with my bishop at age 12. From that interview I was told that it was really bad, and that any type of sexual relation was bad prior to marriage. Well, when you get married, a switch doesn’t suddenly change so that everything that…

#975 Name Hidden. CS: 1,2,4,6

As a young woman I was frequently pulled into the Bishops office at random for “worthiness interviews”, even without my parents knowing these interviews were happening. I was a good girl and at that age didn’t have things to repent of but I often felt shame for even being pulled in like he was insinuating…

#971 Name Hidden. CS: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10. Other: Shame on Me

1976 was when I turned 12 years old. That year my bishop had a priesthood interview with me so I could become a deacon. My bishop was a kind man, but asked me if I had troubles with masturbation? I did not understand the word, but figured I needed to say yes. I was that…

#966 Erin C. CS: 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9

How does one obtain perfection? I clung to the pamphlet “For the Strength of Youth”. I lived and died to follow the rules laid out before me. But I was weak. I gave in to the temptations of the flesh. It started when I was 12 and I would find myself in and out of…

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

* 1960’s-1970’s- (3 to 18 yrs. Old) I was trafficked as a child – sexually abused and tortured by members of Polygamist groups, as well as other perpetrators and pedophiles within the communities of Bluffdale, Riverton, and throughout the Salt Lake Valley. This child trafficking occurred in homes, church buildings, basements, school buildings and other…

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

My wife and I were very TBM several years ago when the bishop, a marriage and family therapist of 20+ years asked him before his baptism interview, with both of us in the room about masturbation and touching himself. A 7 year old!  We were both in shock but did not know what to say…