As a missionary one of the first things we did was memorize “The First Vision”. We had to make sure that if there was one thing we learned in our 3 weeks (I served an English speaking mission) at the Missionary Training Center, it was that. Even to this day I can recite it, word… Continue reading The First Visions
I was a very excited TBM teenager. I loved the church with all of my heart, and I made a significant effort to literally surround myself at all times with it. One of my favorite things were Mormonads. Every month when the New Era would arrive, I would excitedly sift through the pages until I… Continue reading Mormon Propaganda, and the Sub-sequential Emotional Damage
It’s really hard to know where to start a story like this… So I guess I’ll start the only place that makes sense: The Beginning. Born Into It I was one of the few lucky ones (or so I was always told) to be born into “The Church”. I was raised in it from day… Continue reading Hyrum’s Exit Story
Some days I am okay. Some days I am not. Lately, more days are not okay. Last Sunday, while being thrown into a risky situation, I caught myself doing something I frequently do on accident: saying a prayer in my heart. “Heavenly Father, please let me be okay.” “Heavenly Father, please help my depression get… Continue reading Where Can I [an atheist] Turn For Peace?
Growing up, I had the quintessential Mormon childhood. I saw my two older sisters rebel in their own ways. I watched my parents struggle with both of them, and never wanted to disappoint them in the same way. At a very young age I dedicated myself to living The Gospel to the fullest and making… Continue reading Rachel’s Exit Story
I feel like a welcome is in order, but I’m never very good at them. I’ll just say hello, and give you a brief introduction about what this blog’s purpose is. If you’d like to know more, feel free to comment! I (Hyrum), and my wife (Rachel), decided some time ago that we wanted to… Continue reading Welcome!