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6 weeks ago
gulliblestravels
Hey everyone, I'm writing a book about my time at a member run wilderness program for teens during the satin panic in the 90's and I'm trying to find more info on the psychological phenomenon called elevation and, more specifically, how it is misused in the church. I can't seem to find much on it but I seem to remember a discussion about on here a long time ago and can't find that either. If a
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10 years ago
gulliblestravels
....it was a heart wrenching story that parallels many of our own. I had it in my bookmarks but have since lost it. It's well worth the read if anyone has the link still.
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10 years ago
gulliblestravels
“The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has zero tolerance for abuse of any kind ,” church spokesman Scott Trotter
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10 years ago
gulliblestravels
In every defense of mormonism (or religion in general) it comes down to feelings. When investigating you are told to read, pray, and FEEL the answer. As a child you are told to listen to the HG, even given the 'gift' of the HG to supposedly make those feeling easier to come by.(never understood how that worked, but that's a whole other post by itself.) Even with all the blatant information t
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10 years ago
gulliblestravels
5. GACK!
I didn't get one either and now I'm glad. Just reading it about sent me into a diabetic coma!
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10 years ago
gulliblestravels
6. LMAO!
You made me choke on my cracker! K-D
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10 years ago
gulliblestravels
Mine is an allusion to the Swift book, Gulliver's Travels. I poke fun at my own gullible nature that made me a true believer for 33 years. I thought it fitting given the political/religious satire of the book, the free mason connection, being abandoned by those I trusted/traveled with, not ever being quite the right size to fit in, going inactive/rebelling then comming back, how having seen som
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10 years ago
gulliblestravels
but I absolutely LOVE starbucks. Pike or Sumatra with half & half and a bunch of splenda. I tried coffee as a rebellious mo teen and always loved it. My uber tbm mom tried to tell me it tasted like muddy water when I was little. So I couldn't understand why everyone at restaurants liked it so much and why it smelled soooo gooood! Good luck, and may the coffee bean gods smile upon your fir
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10 years ago
gulliblestravels
I posted about a week ago with the nephew/funeral drama and wanted to update everyone who so kindly read/posted. We didn't go. No point. So my dh went to the store and bought a bunch of white balloons. I printed out pictures of S. and we all wrote a note on them to him which I then attached to each balloon. We went out in our front yard on a beautiful October afternoon and let them all go int
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10 years ago
gulliblestravels
I had to purge my wardrobe upon my exit (and loss of 40 lbs), but some of the things in there made me wonder, WHY? Ugly cardigans Denim pencil (or fat marker) skirts Denim overall dress Christmas sweaters Cute strapy sundress w/ ugly FotL white tee under it Waaay too many ugly pairs of flats knee high stockings Pinch pleated khacki (however u spell it) anything I wore this stuff all
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10 years ago
gulliblestravels
I feel your pain. I cried for days over that one. The whole PoGP is what kept my mind engaged, kept hope in the doctrine alive. I even named my only son Enoch because of it. That was one of the truly bitter disappointments in my exit. I was happy to give up the tithing b/s, the weekly snorefests, the busy work, the other sleep inducing texts,-but the BoA/PoGP- I can still feel that betrayal and
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10 years ago
gulliblestravels
Before all this, S and us were close. He idolized his uncle (my dh) and had been talking with him about joining the military since my dh & I had been marines. Before we left the church we were 'in' with them & their family. Our kids were friends and called/im'd each other often. Nothing that was said by them, though very hurtful would have caused us to something like this to them, mu
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10 years ago
gulliblestravels
S. is our nephew, my husbands sisters eldest son. The timeline goes like this: Last summer- Younger sil & her dh/kids came for a visit. Turns out it was a spy mission to dig dirt on 'the apostates'. Last fall- oldest sister (S.'s mom) came for a 'visit' to confront us about our exit from the church and our 'behavior'. Big sis's dh sat in our living room yelled at me for saying the BOM w
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10 years ago
gulliblestravels
n/t
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10 years ago
gulliblestravels
You read that right. Early on October 9th my 22 year old nephew was killed in a car accident. The whole family is devastated. We made plans to load up our 4 kids and make the 12 hr drive from Co to Ok to be there. Then comes the really messed up part. Our family left the church in Dec 08. Since then my dh family has been doing everything they can to -well- talk shit about what horrible peop
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