#570 Isaiah B. CS: 1,2,3,4,8,9

I was raised a Mormon.  My mother was born in Utah.  I had very strict grandmother and I felt pressured to speak about my masturbation habits and my porn watching.  It lead me to lose my sarcament privileges which made me feel isolated from the other boys in my ward.  The bishop was tough and…

#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…

#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…

#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,…

#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…