Why I Left The Mormon Church

I went through my Awakening and stopped believing in the truth claims of Mormonism sometime in 2012, but recent events have pushed me to the conclusion that it is time to officially ask for my name to be taken off the records of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. If you’re feeling the […]

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Spirituality Outside Religion

“There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.” Dalai Lama XIV My religious label used to be a really important part of my identity. Mormon. My sense of self was defined by that distinction, and much of my time was […]

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Your Post Suggestions, RE: Mormonism

Lately I’ve been feeling a desire to write more about my departure from Mormonism. I have a few drafts in my folder with scattered thoughts, and as I was unraveling one of them into a potential post I had the idea that it might be interesting to open up the floor to all of you […]

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I’m Coming From Where I Have Been

Prints available via HJDStudio I was raised in a tiny town. It seemed to me that everyone was either Nazarene, Catholic, or Mormon. Growing up I never heard anyone vocally identify as a democrat. There was one African-American in my school, otherwise everyone was either Latino or White.  I didn’t personally interact with a gay person until […]

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Pants. At Church. On A Female.

The shooting in Connecticut is devastating. The children.  The parents. The families. My thoughts are with them. I’ve always been a dress girl, even for occasions when a suit was appropriate. For me this isn’t about not liking dresses. There are three areas where members of the Church, influenced by social and political unrest, are being caught up […]

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