These are personal accounts of the negative consequences that inappropriate interviews have had on people.

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

As a child I had a problem with pornography and masturbation. It started when I was 10 and I hid it until I was 16 years old. At 16 – after feeling super guilty at EFY – I finally decided to go see my bishop. I had done my research – or I thought I…

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

I grew up in a strong LDS family. My parents never talked to me much about sex and I took every teaching from the church as “the only way” to live. As a teenager and young adult, I felt a lot of shame about masturbation but was too ashamed to even talk to a Bishop…

#936 Name Hidden. CS: 1,7,9. Other: Accused

At the beginning of high school, I hung out with childhood friends that were misguided. I honestly was trying to bring them back to the church. I was overweight and was gaining more weight. I was called into The Bishop’s office where I was accused of being pregnant. I had never even held hands with…

#934 Name Hidden. CS: 1,2,3,4,5,7. Other: Eating disorders

On the outside and even in everyday interactions, I’m just a regular person. While I’ve fallen in and out of activity, I’ve never spoken out against the church and I’ve only shared my story of abuse with very few close people. Internally I fight a raging battle as to where I stand with my faith…

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

I served as a full time missionary for the church. After my mission I soon afterward married an incredibly faithful and loving fellow stake member. I had known her before my mission. She had waited for me. We married in the temple. My life has been deeply influenced by my private closed door so-called worthiness…

#932 Name Hidden. CS: 1,2,3,6,7. Other: A marriage in my youth to try and right the wrong

I don’t know if this one counts. Maybe it’s not a big deal, but it changed my life. I was 17 years old, oh gosh where do I start… I guess we should start with my young women’s president, and the lessons she taught me when I was 16. I was taught that I would…