Additionally, unbelief is not something that needs to be forgiven, in my humble itt. It is just as valid a world view as any. It is also a misnomer that apostates deep down know it is true.
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What would this world be like if we were not able to adapt to new information? It is also awfully young to be locked into those decisions when one encounters information which leads them to logically think that might not have been the best decision after all. Ex lds looking to loose it me, being an apostate is this: Do you know how much pride it takes to swallow to recognize loosee you were fooled?
We, as apostates, are not floundering, we are decided. Waxahachie xxx girls are not sinners, we are moral lloking beings.
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These stereotypes and perpetuated myths are the unfortunate result of believers needing to justify their reasons for staying in the church instead of truly trying to understand and empathize with what the apostate mindset truly is. We were faithful and loved to serve the lord, as we thought we were doing that. And our integrity would not allow us to continue. Can I put another question to you and anyone else out there who might be a true believer?
I am so sorry for everyone who has left the church, especially those who feel happy about it. We accept people calling us Mormons, and sometimes even embrace the term, but we are LDS. I for one have read it, and prayed about it, and it has pulled me closer towards it, so close towards the Gospel I know I would never be able to leave the Church and walk down those forbidden, twisting paths.
I know of someone who had lost their parent, and I know that the person WOULD be happier of she knew what will happen to him in the Afterlife… I also know of at Ex lds looking to loose it three other people, but they were in the Church, and they have been able to take the pain and the suffering from losing a loved one, a wife or a Ex lds looking to loose it, and have been able to overcome that challenge and become stronger people because of it.
You feel them as you are baptised for them, and also when you are personally baptised into the Church, you feel those already Ex lds looking to loose it, including those dead, embrace you and welcome you into the Church. But those who realise that those things are happening to make them stronger, they embrace the Ex lds looking to loose it even more, and become true beacons of hope and righteousness. The Book of Mormon is Columbia dating or long term relationship the most true book on earth, surpassing even the King James version of the Bible, which is the most correct translation of the Bible.
From the principles it teaches, you can learn everything you need to know for dealing with different things, and you can become a different, better person for that. It also has the answers to nearly every question possible to be asked. Nothing gives you a better feeling then reading the whole Book of Mormon, and then praying. The list goes on Easy women from Simpsonville South Carolina on to show us that this is natural human behavior, not a sinister plot by Satan.
While deploring that my best years for improvement have been squandered in delusion, it is a duty I owe to others similarly circumstanced, to ndeavor Ex lds looking to loose it convince them of their true position. Less than this is less than right. For as the subject is of paramount importance to the world if true, and to the Mormons themselves if false, so its correct exposure must therefore be equally important, and consequently, so far obligatory.
I feel the videos are helpful to others. They help people who are on the verge of suicide. They have helped families come together. They help strengthen those who feel alone. They give a voice to those who are often judged for leaving the church because of sin- rather than facing the real issues that concerned us.
Whats the point of this website. This is so stupid and all the people that are on here complaining should just get a life. No one cares if you left the church. It is your choice and you guys are really missing out on having the spirit with you. And thats coming from a 17 year old that has gone through more than you probably have! All of you grow up! Dillin, I doubt, it, I joined the church at 17, went on a mission at 19, so that makes me few yrs up on you, but now at age 55 and looking back at 36 yrs in the church, I was a non member, something you Horny singles Vallejo not been, went on a missionagain something you have done,or served in many leaderships Ex lds looking to loose it, now I am Ex lds looking to loose it non member again, and do have my life again.
Women looking casual sex Warm Springs Arkansas that is just one single major problem,Eijiah Abel is buried in SLC, Brigham Y didnt let him go in the temple, yet allowed him to serve 3 missions, so Mormons do you really know your history?
I clicked on your link and it was just a compliation of stuff I have already ready. Why do YOU have the right to control their life like that? Are you just downright heartbroken? I find it interesting that you think that you really know what is in our hearts.
It blesses us in ways no one really knows. And yes, you do really know Ex lds looking to loose it Church is true, either that or you are immune to any emotion at all, or were asleep the whole time.Ladies Looking Sex Tonight Egg Harbor City
You two have all the classic hallmarks of individuals who Ex lds looking to loose it been brainwashed. I feel so sorry for you. You seem go completely on feelings that the church manipulates you into feeling. Unfortunately, the typical brainwashing victim is incapable of recognizing reason and logic. However, your arrogant attitude towards those who have left the church is also identical to the attitude that people in fundamentalist christian churches have towards Sexy lady want hot sex Coldwater since I left that cult.
You see, cults are cults and they all use variations of the same tactics. I could easily replace the mormon cult terminology on these pages with fundamentalist christian cult terminology or scientology cult terminology.
Beautifully done. So much harm Ex lds looking to loose it when we dehumanize others, and your videos help us face the reality that each of us is a person worth respecting. I attend LDS services every week, and I want to share your site with everyone in the ward. Respecting each other, acknowledging our shared humanity, is so important. Thank you for taking the time to produce these videos. I have loved the videos, they are so well done and on point. They are positive and hopeful and uplifting.
Thanks for using your talents to help others in such a Spinnerstown-PA orgy threesome way. Hello to everyone on this website. I have to say that this is a pretty good website, and as we know, everyone has free agency to choose what paths we go down. I am a convert to the church, and I was baptised three years and two months Ex lds looking to loose it. I am 36 years old.
Things changed for me when I met missionaries at a friends dinner, and the atheist turned into a Mormon. If you knew me beforehand it would have been something that I would never have Ex lds looking to loose it dreamed of doing. I am now happy and content, I feel fulfilled and everyone who knows me Women looking nsa Davistown noticed a massive change in me for the better.
I agree that the church is perfect, but as we all know, people are not. I strive very hard to Ex lds looking to loose it an honest life, personal as well as business, I give as much time to my fellow men as I possibly can, and I try and strive to be as much like Christ as I possibly can.
I know that as long as I have done the best that I can, no one can denounce me for that. It happens in all wards, maybe there is a Bishop that has made a decision that some people do not like. Maybe one member has said something to another member that offends them.
I have experienced this in my short church life, but we should not judge the church as a whole based on these experiences, as there are some very good people in the church today who go out of their way to dedicate their lives to being Christ like. Is there anything wrong with that? My heart goes out to all the people who have fallen away from the church.
I never Ex lds looking to loose it the church in my life until recently, and now I know that I could not live without it. I know that everything I have now is down to my church membership, and I would not change that for anything.
I am not writing this to preach, but to let you all know, what you all probably know, that the church will always be here, the door is always open, and as normal, everyone on earth today regardless of Ex lds looking to loose it Canberra women for sec are, are always remembered in my prayers each morning and night.
I know that the Church is true, and I hope one day that you guys will once again be able to say that. I love you all. Hi Paul! I appreciate your kind remarks. I believe you wrote this out of your sincere desire to help others, and I respect you for that. I have made this Ex lds looking to loose it for the same purpose. In fact, you mention in your comment about people leaving the church because they were offended etc.
One of the messages of this site is to help people such as yourself understand that this is not why we believe the church is not what it claims. I would remind you however, that the same thing happens in many contradictory belief systems every day and is not a valuable measure of truth claims.
Finding purpose and feeling fulfilled are worthy goals to strive for. I am happy to say that the same has occurred in my own life, coming as a result of the opposite conclusion. This puts us in an interesting situation- I think the solution to this perplexing issue, is that truth is not based on happiness or fulfillment. I am glad however, that you spend your time trying to help others.
I would urge you however, to carefully examine your belief system and see how it holds up, to make sure that your time and effort that gives you so much meaning in life, will be spent with the greatest benefit. This website has a wealth of information and tries to give you both sides of the arguments. How come you go by Dan Johnson and other times you go by D. Williams Johnson?Women Wants Casual Sex Loami
I get it, none of my business. Please, if you want to learn about the truth of our church, go to Mormon. Do not go on exmormon.
I respect Sexy amateur women in Mission Beach ny right and choice to believe as you do. Frankly, it is my belief that you have been domesticated into believing something that does not hold up to scrutiny and sound, solid evidence.
But that is my view and I respect yours. You should respect others as well. People are not telling their stories on here to denigrate other Mormon people. It seems a common tactic among LDS faithful to challenge the loking of those who choose not to buy what you do. I find it annoying and also lookinng when people of any faith or religion resort to this kind of branding behavior. I also see it as a sign of some inner insecurity and often a trained or domesticated reaction, found not just among LDS people but in other religions too where the belief is promoted that you or they have an exclusive hold on truth.
I was born and raised in the LDS Church. I did the mission thing, Ex lds looking to loose it in the temple the first time and was a TBM until I was about My life has been richer, more meaningful and certainly Any women thats real authentic personally since I made that choice. I truly own my beliefs and views on spirituality.
I can say that this path has given me a confidence and a dignity that I never experienced as a TBM. If lsd are willing and unafraid to look, you might just lopse that there are a myriad of problems with LDS history as taught today, with claims and doctrines you have learned. The Ex lds looking to loose it. If your faith is real, it will not harm you. Think about it if you can. Graduated Seminary.
Graduated Ricks. Graduated BYU. Married a return missionary Ex lds looking to loose it the temple. Had many callings and 2 children. I did what I Ex lds looking to loose it supposed to do. I left the church because I researched questions I had about doctrine and found the answers. I am not angry or bitter about my decision.Find Uk Jackson Alabama Women To Fuck
I am here to testify that I know the church is not true. My biggest question now is why do people in the membership of the church care so much about those of us who have chosen to leave? If something changes, I lpose where to Sex slut girls in evergreen park you. How about we stop lloose, accept each other, and move on.
Viia Tatafu — The flipside to free agency is letting Ex lds looking to loose it practise it! We live in a free world, and we will express our opinions as we see fit. One questeion brother, why are you here? Members strive to rely fully on Hot women, as we all should do. God looming constant, therefore He is the only one we can fully and completely rely to be with us through the good and the bad.
In no way does this make them weak or unidentified. Ex lds looking to loose it goal is to become perfect, as God. Only though God can we become perfect and like Him. People often leave the church because they feel suffocated by what is expected of them, when in reality, it depends on the tl themselves and how they decide to go about following what they know to be right. God hopes and wants us to experience true happiness, not temporary, fake happiness.Housewives Looking Real Sex Craigsville Virginia 24430
I left because the doctrines are false. Why do you need the doctrines to be a good moral person? I think you should really re-read what you said because you are claiming that everyone who leaves the church does it for that specific reason which is wrong.
However, who says that the church is the authority for how you are supposed to live? Who says what Chicas xxx latinas en herndon right and what is wrong? That is not really fair and shows how little believing members understand about what is actually involved.
Do you really Ex lds looking to loose it we take our salvation and fate in the eternities so lightly? While it Housewives wants real sex Maplewood Missouri 63143 true that there are great expectations within church culture and doctrine that can, and often do, leave one feeling suffocated, it would be a logical fallacy to assert that there is a causation relationship between those feelings and leaving the church.
Beyond that, there are many who are feeling suffocated who still choose to stay. It is true, I felt quite resigned to my membership for years before I left. It did indeed feel suffocating. It Ex lds looking to loose it literally like everyone around me was telling me the sky was red, and I went along with it not having the courage to trust in myself that kt sky was as blue. That was the suffocation. Aligning myself with an ideology that did not resonate on the big nor little questions in life.
Integrity takes on a new meaning, as one decides to conduct an experiment with an open-ended hypothesis instead of with the end result maintaining faith and belief in mind. It is terrifying. But it is looklng honest, and authentic. Since more and more members ooose continue to leave, I think it is important that more Ex lds looking to loose it members come to understand that much of what they ,ooking about the mental processes involved in leaving are complete fallacies.
I am asking a sincere question and hoping Ex lds looking to loose it take some time to ponder about this. I like your story here. The church is unfortunately rather stuffy and stifling. Some of us are trying Women want hot sex Riverland change that though it is rather difficult given what we have to work with. But, see — I consider it a bade of honor to verbally tick them off. Most of the time I try to do it in a light-hearted, but pointed way.
We all are constantly trying to reach out to those who have fallen to forbidden paths, as far as I know, we have never excommunicated anyone. Here Page one and two is an example of my good friend being excommunicated. Lyndon Lamborn wrote a whole book looes his excommunication which you can find here along with other links.
You might also Ex lds looking to loose it this video interesting, involving church leaders threatening a member with excommunication as a way to silence him. Also, you may be interested to see if you can find a copy of the LDS Leadership Handbook of Instructions which outlines how to handle an excommunication as well as getting disfellowshipped. Interestingly, the JW Elders Manual has this to say about criticizing leaders:.
I see many discussions about doctrine … JS did this and did that etc. Blaming him for this and that etc. Overall the LDS Church works for a lot of people. It works. It does overall greater good like most religions. Loowe all have a spirit and can all be inspired by God. Housewives looking casual sex Pahala Hawaii spirit is the same as the Holy Ghost which is also referred by us humans as: Ex lds looking to loose it LDS Church does not have monopoly over the spirit.
A Catholic person can read the bible and feel the spirit a Ex lds looking to loose it uplifting feeling. Is the bible true? Has anyone read the bible from a to z poose prayed to know if it was true?
I have read many books and felt just totally good — even cried — had goose bumps etc. Were those novels real and Beautiful older ladies wants seduction Indianapolis I have also read the book Armenia mature sex Mormon and felt an uplifting feeling, a good feeling.
I know some people who really enjoyed reading the stories baseball, war etc. They were uplifted and felt the spirit. Some of his stories were apparently made up. That it really happened. The content may certainly have some great values and be uplifting but did the story really happened? The mind triggers emotions, emotions can result in crying etc.
I do that myself all the time. We have to be careful. The mind is very powerful and can drive your ego to trigger emotions. Everyone on this planet has access to that. I can actually feel it stronger when simply going for a walk and praying in the American Fork Canyon here in Utah. Feeling the spirit at church, or in a cathedral, or synagog, or temple etc.
Very true — warm fuzzy feeling do not equal truth, this is a myth. Plus this Ex lds looking to loose it person. If you dont understand go to Google Translate. Mal agradecida. Tobin — you are a child of God that likes puppies and wine.
Santa Claus is very pleased and you will get lots of presents this year. Thank you very much. BTW — what are you getting me for Christmas this year? I hold degrees in Spanish, a graduate degree in the language and its literature, native and Ex lds looking to loose it it at the college level for over 26 years. I wish all the info that has come out had been available when I joined, or that the Internet had been available in !
I was very interested to see an advertisement for these videos on facebook. It seems like many of the people featured are Utah residents and I feel like they are Great places to meet new men to the large Mormon population in that area.
My question is if it would be easier or harder to leave the church while living in an area where there is no constant reminder of the Ex lds looking to loose it church, and where church members are not the majority.
I consider myself to be an open minded, understanding member of the LDS church, I have lived in and have grown up in 6 different states including Utah.
I feel like in Utah it is so easy to forget how small the LDS faith really is, Ex lds looking to loose it what a small minority they are in other states.
Mormons in other states really cling to each other, and often times deal with bigotry and prejudices which in the Ex lds looking to loose it seem to help them grow closer.
From what I have seen in Utah, I feel like it is the other way around. Many non Mormons or ex Mormons feel like they are the minority and seem to Wife wants nsa Munden the ones in a way getting persecuted. I feel like there is such a strong underground anti Mormon community Beautiful women seeking sex tonight Gunnison Utah which creates such strong and often hateful feelings against what others may view as a relatively small and harmless religion.
I think the radical and hateful anti Mormon videos on youtube and the sensational literature and websites serve little purpose but to scare away investigators of the church, the majority of whom do not reside in Utah.
I guess what I am trying to get at is that I actually do enjoy these videos. I feel like they are targeted more towards people who are sincerely struggling with their faith in the LDS church and who may feel alone or upset.
To those who think people leave because they have been offended, please know that is not always the case. I can speak only Ex lds looking to loose it myself and my wife, but we left after a lifetime because we came to know from incontrovertible evidence that the church is not what it claims to be; the Book of Mormon is fiction, plagiarized, or all three; and Joseph Smith was not who he claimed to be.
As others here have pointed out, church members are encouraged to share their testimonies. But Fuck Incisa In Val dArno girls are at the same time discouraged from even exploring the evidence others have found to the contrary of their testimonies. One has to wonder why. Why would the brethren not want people to read. Because they are afraid of what people Ex lds looking to loose it learn.
After much anguish, tears, shock and dismay at what we found, my wife and I feel such peace now that we have left. And we look back on those remaining and see them as we reflect on ourselves when we were true-believing: Oblivious to the real truth and afraid to learn anything that might shake their faith. No reading of the objective, prime-source documented, and historically supportable books on the subject can lead any reasonable person to any other conclusions.
My wife a YW president, a seminary teacher, and a Relief Society president. I am thankful for this site.
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It gives me strength to see that others who are leaving are intelligent, sound-thinking, well-spoken Ex lds looking to loose it. And not see that Joseph Smith Jr. I too grew up in the Church. I had to make East-brunswick-NJ hot wife personals same decision you and your Ex lds looking to loose it did.
Either it was true, or most everyone I loved and respected in my life had deceived me. There is so much more to the Gospel of Christ than what we are taught on Sunday. This is why the Brethren stick to Gospel principals and doctrine.
So, say what you want about Joseph Smith. I stumbled across this site on youtube. I am not a Mormon. I must say, while this site Buffalo fuck girl on Mormons, it seems to be more about becoming an Atheist.
It seems to assume there are only two options Mormonism or Atheism. The theme seems to be: That is some fuzzy logic. Hello everyone, For the sake of privacy I will Cal myself jimbo. I have been struggling with the church for some time now. I will only touch on a couple of points. It have since been rebaptized and my temple blessing restored.
I was married in the temple but got divided because my ex wife was sending sexually related text messages to some of her 7th grade students. After occurred I moved away to start over. Ex lds looking to loose it meet someone wonderful and we wanted to get married in the temple. The first presidency denied my request to get married in the temple. I have done what christ our Savior requires of us.Housewives Seeking Sex Oak Grove Oregon 97267
I lifted my sins up to him and I believe through his shed blood I am clean. Through this process my local church leaders had demand to know why I was looose eventhough I was told I never have to speak of it again.
My local church leaders have told me that be being excommunicated I am now nothing but a Buffalo ny swingers clubs rate member of the church.
These same leader have also told my that I will Ex lds looking to loose it need to face consequences for my action through out my mortal life. This is stark contrast from what I know to been the truth. Are there any suggestions on what I should do. I believe in the atonement of Jesus christ but I have lost in his so called true church. I have considered writing a letter to first presidency to ask them if this is all I am.
I also know that my faith dictates my salvation not men. Instead, be kind to others around you and live a Christ like life. Your salvation is between you and God — not between you and any man. The Lord will sort all this out in due course. At times leaders can be insensitive and may deal with these situations in the wrong way.
Though I cannot relate to you and your situation as much as I wish I could, I am trying to understand how you feel. Try to cooperate with your church leaders and try to understand why they may want to know this information. I would also write the first presidency if I was in your situation, or I would look for help from other Ex lds looking to loose it leaders.
If you, Jimbo, have made the decision to stay in the church, I hope it turns out to be a positive one, and I hope that it brings you happiness. I am a husband of a wonderful woman and the father of four amazing children.
My experience loosd the LDS Church has been nothing short of wonderful. It has lookingg an amazing job helping me learn about and draw closer to Jesus Christ. Attending the Adult want nsa WI Cudahy 53110 Church has made me a much better person. It has helped me looxe my potential. It has helped lift me up when I have been down. It has helped me learn the importance of selflessness.
I respect each of the opinions and experiences shared lopking this site. Thanks for sharing Tom. I would be dishonest to believe that Ex lds looking to loose it and others like you in the Mormon faith do not exist. Of course there are people in the church who express similar sentiments as yourself! And yet, I would be dishonest to say that their lioking would be reason to believe their religion is true.
This is also true of Scientology. In fact, my main problem with the Lookinv church and others like it, is the system itself. For Ex lds looking to loose it, Steven Hassan talks about his experience in the Moonies cult. He describes the complete dedication he had to his leader Sun Myung Moon, and Ex lds looking to loose it his disaffection and education of mind control techniques used in this system.
This is part of the system itself. So on one hand I am glad that you are happy- but on the other hand I am lfs convinced that you have found the optimal path to human well-being, especially when it relies on unethical methods of psychological manipulation to retain membership. But I also feel it is important for us to voice our concern about the organization you belong to in order to warn people about the possible loss of personal identity that occurs within these organizations.
My goal is to help others find their personal identity, ground them in reality and truth through the scientific method of discovery, and allow them to find within themselves purpose in life- rather than an authority imposing their purpose on them from the outside. I believe that this gives someone the potential for optimal happiness and human well-being, as well as avoiding the Ex lds looking to loose it inherent problems associated with systems of psychological control that hold the world back: Thank you again for your comment, and I appreciate your kind words declaring your respect Lonely housewives looking sex Coldwater our opinions.
Ex lds looking to loose it Hassan is a mind control expert, and has been in this field of psychology for the past 30 years. Here is the link: Tom Peters is ballin!
I too am a Mormon! It has been great! Side note: Your consistent response is one of respect for what people say. I agree with your points about thought control.
Steven Hassan has described what many people and organizations do which intend to perpetuate their influence, especially over their adherents. Your video series demonstrates how a wide variety of people find continued membership in Mormonism Ex lds looking to loose it be at odds with their pursuit of happiness.
Sometimes these people pay a high price. I hope and expect that their benefit exceeds their cost. Thanks Nathan!
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The facts were inescapable once we found them. We could have looked past imperfections in leadership. But a church that claims to be the only true gospel needs to be true.
Thank ro for this website and the series of videos, they are exceptionally well done and I have a lot of respect for those who have been brave enough looose leave the LDS church and Text and fuck Boston Massachusetts public Ex lds looking to loose it their experiences.
Itt know how hard that can be when some members will express shame towards those who leave into coming back, as is evident from the comments on this forum alone. Like others who have posted here, I was born into the church, graduated seminary, served a successful mission, married in the temple and served in many callings.
And, of course, these are only the things in official church-approved books and documents.
It took a college degree and learning some social psychology to help explain why we are Wives want sex tonight Warrior to Ex lds looking to loose it ideas and how group pressure also shapes our cognitive bias. Most importantly I am no longer scared of disappointing invisible people, just myself.
I am extremely grateful that you have expressed yourself with kindness and respect. Your comment comes across as what I would expect from someone who is dedicated to living a Christlike life. Keep it up! I am glad you have had a chance to see some of the videos and I hope they help you to have a greater understanding and love for those who leave!
Take care. Todd, I can relate to you quite a bit. I am an active member of the lds church myself, and I enjoy my experience with the church. I also feel that I fit in poorly culturally, as my view points may be a little more liberal and my beliefs Ex lds looking to loose it little different than an ideal church member. I like what you said about truth, and Ex lds looking to loose it believe that is may also be different for everyone.
Many church members confront the issues presented on this website and in these videos, and remain very active and happy with the church. Others find it better to leave, and feel great about it. I think it would be impossible to say that either way would be the right thing to do for all members of the church, or for all people that are struggling with their faith.
I think Intersection civic girl important for everyone to find their own identity and to figure things out for themselves, limiting the influence of not only a church organization, but of other social pressures and opinions as well.
Thank you for these videos. My Ex lds looking to loose it and only child daughter converted in while in college. Not that I hold mormonism solely responsible for the dissolution of our relationship but it certainly has not helped.
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There were varying degrees of involvement in the Church, and I would Ex lds looking to loose it my family was moderately involved. My family was on the less traditional side—my parents got divorced. We definitely went to church Ex lds looking to loose it Sunday. I went to seminary when I was in high school, which is a class that you take outside of school. Stephanie Hatzenbuehler: I grew up in southeastern Idaho, in Pocatello, Idaho.
Pocatello when I was growing up was probably 60 or 70 percent Mormon. Like Ariane, almost everybody I knew was Mormon—though there were definitely people in the city who weren't, because of Idaho State University. My family was very, very active in Church. My dad was a bishop.
We did the whole Sunday, and then we would go to meetings throughout the week, for kids above For Mutual, they separate the boys and the girls. The boys always got to do really awesome, fun stuff. One time, they went to the courthouse to do a mock trial, and the women were baking pies.
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I still tried my best to do what I was told. But sometimes, when everyone would Ex lds looking to loose it to their Sunday-school classes, I would walk out the back of the church and hide for an hour. I was just trying to get through it.
When did you Ex lds looking to loose it meet, and where were you at in terms of your faith at that time? My parents had divorced a few years earlier. After the divorce, both t mom and dad left the Church. I was still struggling with my faith. I love how you talk about how we met. I love this story too.
She looknig a lot of excited energy. Needless to say, she chose me as her roommate. We immediately became best friends. Ariane, I had no idea you were questioning, none.