Date: January 20, 2020 10:23AM
Socially: you had friends, you felt appreciated, you enjoyed the activities, you looked forward to church dinners and parties
Spiritually: you believed most of the teachings, you experienced something that may have convinced you the church was true, you believed that church leaders were inspired and making correct decisions
I've probably set up of an improbable dichotomy because many of us ex-mos were a little of both. I now realize that my parents were more socially converted because they joined when the church offered more socialization activities. By the time I popped out, I was BIC and correlation did a number on me. I believed more of their crap and put up with a lot more than I should have because I believed it was part of the sacred rite to be mistreated.
I don't know if the church still has them, but there used to be a lot of "it's good to be purged in the fire because you deserve it" type of lessons. Now I realize how evil the church really is/was.