Hi, my name is Samuel Trawick
I'm currently living in west Tennessee, living my best life and I was a mormon.
I grew up in a Mormon household, did all the Mormon things; go to church, study the doctrine, seminary, etc.
On my shelf
On the Mormon Spectrum
I was always an outcast due to my medical disabilities and attribute that to the beginning of my resignation from the church. I'm not going to say I loved being apart of the church but I always tried to stay true to the beliefs, everybody has been told that the church is perfect but the people aren't.
I didn't really do a deep dive into the doctrine until I was 21. I found out a lot of what I thought to be true was all a lie, I was angry and devistated. I couldn't really talk to anyone about my newfound knowledge, except for my best friend, my uncle and the awesome people of the Exmormon subreddit.
I struggled at first but after a lot of self reflection, advice from friends and family drama, I overcame my faith crisis and took my life into the direction I wanted to go. I officially resigned from the church in July 2021.
Questions I've answered
Are you still christian? More was mormon answers about 'Are you still christian?'
No, Did a full 180 and consider myself atheist
Are you happy? More was mormon answers about 'Are you happy?'
Yes, I'd say I am.
Does the Mormon church protect sexual predators? More was mormon answers about 'Does the Mormon church protect sexual predators?'
I think considering the news and articles that are being reviled, I think the answer is a resounding yes.
Has your struggle improved since you left? More was mormon answers about 'Has your struggle improved since you left?'
My struggle with depression and anxiety is so much more manageable now that I'm no longer a member.
What are your thoughts about leaving the church alone? More was mormon answers about 'What are your thoughts about leaving the church alone?'
It's lonely. I'm also glad I did it. It's made me the person I am today.
What do you feel or know about tithing? More was mormon answers about 'What do you feel or know about tithing?'
I know it's a scam to further the wealth of the church corporation.
What resources have helped you through the process of leaving? More was mormon answers about 'What resources have helped you through the process of leaving?'
Friends and certain family members (you know who you are) helped me more then they'll ever know. They helped me realize that Mormonism didn't define who I was. YouTube was an amazing source for learning how to be yourself post Mormonism. The Exmormon subreddit is for sure one of the best resources for Information or if you just need a stranger to talk to.