I was born and raised Mormon (or Lds) and was in it for almost 50 years.
My Catholic husband had converted earlier in the marriage and we went to the temple once (I found it to be very creepy). We were married for not quite 25 years, and have 5 children. I eventually came to know that it was because of the demonic spirit in our home that life became hell on earth and I needed to divorce my then husband since I valued my life. Once I did that, I knew I would need God more than ever in my life and wanted to know more about Him than I ever had. (Had quite a few doubts about the god and jesus of Lds, and other teachings). God brought 2 gals named Kathie and Kathy to start my journey. I had worked at the school district office in a city in Washington state and Kathie was hired as our Behavior Specialist. She took me under her wing and taught me to think in different and better ways, and built up my confidence that my ex had destroyed. She even was there in court with me. She had encouraged me to find a divorce recovery group and that’s where I met Kathy. She also had a hunger to know more about God and we would spend hours talking about Him and trying to figure out who He is. She also introduced me to a Christian church she had found. She moved away so after that I did a lot of internet study of “anti-Mormon” info and had my eyes opened wide. Lds are taught very firmly to not listen to or read anything that opposes the teachings so it took a lot of bravery to read it on the internet. I would read a little bit and get scared and close it out. I got braver each time and eventually was printing reams of info.
That was about thirteen years ago and I’m 72 currently. Unless someone is familiar with the evil and very incorrect teachings of the Lds church, it can be difficult to explain how much I had to first “unlearn” and then learn. And as most of you I assume know because you read Andrew’s blog, there’s a lot of untruth in Christian churches too. I’m so grateful the good Lord helped me every step of the way!
I’m not one to share with strangers or even casual acquaintances all the “gory” details about what I suffered in my marriage. Unfortunately all the stress caused what I call a double whammy.