“I was a Mormon” Stories – Faith Journey Memoirs

wasmormon.org hosts stories of Mormon faith transition in order to destigmatize doubt and normalize those who leave the church by providing a platform for all to tell their own story – it’s about owning our story.  It’s free to sign up and add your own story to the growing collection. Tell about your own faith crisis, deconstruction, and/or transition. Inform the world what you have learned and what you feel about Mormonism. Where are you now and how did you get there?

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Telling your story and learning about others’ experiences are both therapeutic and cathartic. Be part of improving the harmful stigma around doubt in LDS culture and your own healing. Check out these latest additions – they speak for themselves:

Each of us has an important, interesting, and valid story. Participate and share your feelings, beliefs, and experiences with the community. It’s easy: just register, optionally upload an image and write a little about yourself and your journey. There are even prompts to follow. Come back to it later to add more or change it as needed. Share it with those you want to see it and stand proudly with others. Learn more about this site’s mission or browse contributed answers to specific questions.

Have Questions about the Mormon church?

Are you interested to learn first-hand answers to common Mormon questions from those who have lived it? See the list of questions and dive into user-contributed honest answers. Do you want to answer these questions yourself? Create a profile and answer as many questions as you’d like and see them included in the list.

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The Personal Mormon Faith Crisis Report

  • Personal Mormon Faith Crisis Report – Introduction and Overview
    The Personal Faith Crisis Report was presented to Elder Uchtdorf in 2013 by Elder Jensen so leaders could better understand what is happening and take appropriate measures to address members leaving the church as a result of a faith crisis. The gospel topic essays were part of the response to this study by the church.
  • Personal Mormon Faith Crisis Report – Research Summary
    This report studies a faith crisis in detail along with an actual research survey of members who have left the church due to faith crisis and these respondents’ demographics such as age, gender, education level, household income, and church callings held as well as the primary reasons why the member left.
  • Personal Mormon Faith Crisis Report – Faith Crisis Stages
    The report defines the stages of such a faith crisis from a true believing member, through a catalyst and traumatization, and then either through a traumatized disbeliever and ex-mormon or a nuanced believer and then secular participant.
  • Personal Mormon Faith Crisis Report – Perpetual Cycle of Disaffection
    The report also analyses a perpetual cycle of disaffiliated members, where a member finds troubling information and through the age of information and the internet confirms the troubling issue as true and feels betrayed by the church for not being honest, and ends up venting to a family member and causing the cycle to restart for them.
  • Personal Mormon Faith Crisis Report – Faith Crisis Profiles
    This faith crisis report next lists many anonymous faith crisis profiles each detailing the exit story of the member (along with precious statistics and demographics the church cares deeply about such as household income). Not to be confused with the actual faith crisis profiles shared on wasmormon.org.
  • Personal Mormon Faith Crisis Report – Summary & Potential Next Steps
    The report concludes with suggestions the mormon church can take to mitigate the further loss of members due to a faith crisis. This report shows that the church leaders are well aware of the fact that members are leaving and why they are leaving and shows us insight into how the church thinks it can plug this membership leak.

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