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2 months ago
adamisfree2006
This was one of my earlier posts on RFM when I was on_my_way_out_2. Rereading some of my posts, I realize I was quite angry with Ld$ inc. --------------------------------------------------------- Mormonism - "Killer Of Community Service" Monday, Jun 26, 2006, at 07:02 AM Original Author(s): On_my_way_out_2 Topic: SERVICE AND CHARITY -Link To MC Article- ↑ Thi
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2 months ago
adamisfree2006
I have been posting and lurking on RfM since early 2005. I stumbled on this post from 4 years ago. Hard to believe Deenie left us 10 years ago. My wife and I were fortunate to have met her and have dinner with her. She was as amazing ire as her posts.
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2 months ago
adamisfree2006
Crazy to believe it has been 14 years since I last attended a Mormon church. Our family of 6 resigned in Feb 2006 (our 20th wedding anniversary). our kids were 18, 15, 14 & 12. Been an amazing 14+ years. Last time I lurked or posted my FIL was terminally ill with Cancer. Sadly he passed in Jan 2018. My wife and I decided to take a sabbatical and travel. We spent a month in Thailand and Camb
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1 year ago
adamisfree2006
My wife is daughter number 3 of 8 and we along with another sister are financially able to manage the house thing. The frustration is really around the amount of money being given to the LD$ church and how little they are doing to help her parents out. Even their property taxes are reduced to virtually nothing yet they give thousands of dollars to the morg. Frustrating!
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1 year ago
adamisfree2006
We have been officially out almost 12 years. This year has been the year of changes for my wife and I. We have had several close friends pass away causing us to reevaluate our life and priorities. In July I decided to resign from my job due to the progression of my Ménière's disease. I have had a very successful 28 year run and we are in a good place financially which allows me to do something
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2 years ago
adamisfree2006
years ago. He noticed that my wife and I appear, from FB pictures and posts, to either be "inactive or not members" anymore. I'm shocked that my FB pictures don't hide my ex-mormonism better. He goes on to tell me that he has determined that JS is not a prophet and he has other issues as well and is considering leaving. He has told his wife but it sounds like she is not on the same page
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2 years ago
adamisfree2006
In many ways my exit was as clean and they get. I left with my marriage intact and all of our kids (ages 18, 15, 14 & 12) left together. I am fortunate. Sure we've had some challenges the past 12 years, but we are very happy and could never imagine a life in Mormonism again. Not sure of your story. I used to be very active poster in 2005 but have been a lurker the past several years. Good
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2 years ago
adamisfree2006
I am very sorry to hear this. I wish you peace and comfort during this tough time.
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2 years ago
adamisfree2006
I finally met Odell Campbell last evening. He and Stephanie spent the evening with my wife and I in OKC. We drank, we talked about our exit from Mormonism, we drank, we laughed and then we drank some more. After 10 plus years of cyber friendship, it was amazing to be able to chat face to face. He is an awesome guy and Stephanie is amazing as well. Thank you RFM for this forum that not only helped
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3 years ago
adamisfree2006
"The fact of the matter is this. His mom finished 3:45. They couldn't have been waiting for her to finish. She would have already finished." The "official" race clock starts when the first runners leave the start and runs continuously. It is possible to run a 3:45 race but cross the line at 4:09. Depending on her "pace" she could have crossed the starting line 20-
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3 years ago
adamisfree2006
Thanks Susie Q. I have always enjoyed following your posts over the years. I believe we have a mutual FB friend, Odell. Take care...
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3 years ago
adamisfree2006
I really think they are where they are regardless of the church influence. They are definitely happier and free to choose authentically for themselves. The rub is that they are often measured against their TBM cousins in Utah who married at 22, finished college and have 2 kids now. The truth is, most if not all of my kids would not have done that even if we were still in. It is not who they w
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3 years ago
adamisfree2006
I hope you are doing well.
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3 years ago
adamisfree2006
n/t
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3 years ago
adamisfree2006
You are sworn to eternal silence and possible damnation before you actually know what you sign up for. Even better is that you are free to opt out at the beginning before you even know what you are signing up for.
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3 years ago
adamisfree2006
I am sorry to hear that things didn't pan out as well for you as planned. The early stages of leaving were so so scary. Extracting ourselves from the comfort of knowing everything to suddenly knowing nothing was tough. I worried a lot about my kids and the impact on their lives. I often wonder when they struggle if I created that for them by leaving. However, I also hear them talk about their fut
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3 years ago
adamisfree2006
It was on my wife's list of things to do. However, after seeing them up close and personal before during and after the ride, my wife was very disappointed. She would not recommend it or do it again. She did visit the tiger sanctuary and she did enjoy that.
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3 years ago
adamisfree2006
Lately I lurk more than I post however, I wanted to share the fact that we just celebrated our 10th anniversary out of the LD$ church. As some may know, I questioned things in early 2005. I shared with my wife concerns which led to several stressful months as we discussed my unbelief and whether we could remain married like that. By the fall of 2005 my wife decided our marriage meant more the
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3 years ago
adamisfree2006
Fortunately my Dad is smart enough, at least he has been in the past, to not go too far. Unfortunately this is just robbing them of their fun money. If I was still Mormon I could confront them and they would listen. However, now as an Exmo I have no credibility.
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3 years ago
adamisfree2006
My brother and I were just talking about this over the weekend about how growing up the church was very much about "community and socializing". Now, everything is rush, rush and don't spend any money. Roadshows, huge dances, Friday family movie nights with popcorn and homemade root beer, basketball tournaments, baseball/softball tournaments, participating in community activities. All
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3 years ago
adamisfree2006
Cheryl Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > My parents are dead now, but their story is > similar. Sorry your parents are gone. I really want them to enjoy the few remaining years they have left but they are giving every spare dollar to these yahoo's in UT (some food company) in the name of "following the profit".
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3 years ago
adamisfree2006
Both of my parents are in their mid 70's and are fortunate to have been retired for about 20 years. They have been living a modest life style during retirement and don't have a lot of extra income. While I was visiting, my Dad showed me their food storage room. This room is filled with 100's of cans of freeze dried food storage $hit. Not the cheap homemade stuff, but the high priced stuff tha
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3 years ago
adamisfree2006
Eric - I have been participating on this site for a little over 10 years. This place was a lifesaver for me during some of my most fragile moments as I began my exit. As I read this board, I realized I was not insane or crazy AND that I was not alone. There were actually other people who felt the same as me and saw the LD$ church the same way. I am very appreciative that you created and mainta
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3 years ago
adamisfree2006
Good to know since my wife just told me she was about to contact an ExMo group her sister told her about. I am betting it is the group that I am not interested in. I am looking for pure ExMo's. Thanks for the invite John_nr_Wayne. We will likely check into you all. Cheers, Adam...
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3 years ago
adamisfree2006
We go back a long way in the RfM cyber world. I've followed your story for many years... Glad you have found peace and balance. Take care and thanks for checking in.
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3 years ago
adamisfree2006
bump...
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3 years ago
adamisfree2006
We (DW & I) recently relocated to the Dallas area (south of I-20). We have no family here and do not attend church. We would love to find other ExLD$ if there is a group here. I'm a long time poster/lurker here on RfM (10+ years).
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3 years ago
adamisfree2006
Well said and I am happy for you. Glad you have reached a level of joy. It is a great thing! Cheers, Adam
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4 years ago
adamisfree2006
You have posted only to your thread and now that it is full you continue with your diatribe. And?
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