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

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

I grew up in the LDS church. My sister still practices and is active in the church. My parents are semi-active. I left the church as an adult after realizing that I did not agree with the practices of the LDS church. I was subject to intensively intimidating interviews such as this and realized how…

#914 Name Hidden. CS: 1,6. Other: Confusion and shame that I had done something wrong.

Both my husband and I were virgins when we married in an LDS temple. A few days after the wedding, I developed a urinary tract infection, the first one I ever had. I didn’t have a doctor in our little college town, but the father of a young man in our college ward was a…

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

Growing up, my mother and I were the only ethnic people in the ward. I generally blended in since my skin is fair but that changed when I hit puberty. Suddenly I had wide hips and was the only girl wearing a real bra. I got a lot of comments from adults and I guess…

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

My brother has suffered for 20+ years because of the extreme shaming coinciding with sexually explicit questioning. It was only about a year ago that he shared his tearful story with me. My brother was a “pleaser” from a young age. He strove to be a model Mormon, citizen and son. As his teenage years…

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

As a young boy going through puberty, I didn’t know what was going on with my body. I was changing. I remember when I was very young how painful my erections were, and I didn’t know what it meant or why it was happening. I’m sure they talked about it in the maturation program at…

#910 Name Hidden. CS: 1,3,5. Other: Feeling I am a pervert.

I don’t think it only occurs for children in Church private interviews to receive inappropriate questions during private closed door bishop and other Church worthiness interviews. I was a newly called full time Elder missionary at the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah. My home ward and stake had never set me apart for my…

#907 Name Hidden. CS: 1,2,3,4,6,7,8

I grew up in a “happy” devout Mormon family; and yet I felt completely isolated and alone my entire childhood. My sister and step-dad had such obvious contempt for me we rarely spoke. My mother admitted to me on multiple occasions that she felt she had lost the bond with me as an infant. So…

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

As a 14 year old, I was in a relationship with a high school junior. This boy convinced me to enter a slightly sexual relationship with him. Being 14 and in love, I didn’t know any better. I felt like I was sexually assaulted by him. Things he tried to do to me, hurt. What…