FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT LEAVING THE MORMON CHURCH
.:HOW CAN I LEAVE THE MORMON CHURCH IF IT TEARS MY MARRIAGE APART?
“I am presently a part of the LDS Church, but I was also raised a Jehovah’s Witness. Years ago, I was convinced that Jehovah’s Witnesses were in error, so I tried unsuccessfully to “fit in” at what are considered more “orthodox” churches. I even accepted Christ after leaving the Jehovah’s Witnesses, but I’ve always had doubts about my salvation, wondering if I should be doing something more to secure my salvation. It was while I was searching for a church that I became interested in the Mormon Church because these people seemed to take their faith seriously. I joined it and about four years ago, I met my present wife who was raised Mormon and is active in the Church. While I have come to feel the LDS Church is in error, based on my personal Scripture study and prayer, I am hesitant to leave it. Where will I go? How would leaving affect my marriage? How can I leave the Mormon Church and go to another one if it tears our marriage apart?”Read more
"I recently left the Mormon Church and I miss the fellowship I had with my friends and family in the Church. How can I meet other Ex-Mormons in my area who understand what I am going through?"
You must feel so lonely. It is hard to leave the LDS Church, not only because you lose the spiritual and emotional friends and family support you received in the Church, but also because you face many fears, doubts, and confusing thoughts as you work to reevaluate everything you had been taught as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The loss of this spiritual identity can be one of the hardest aspects of leaving to overcome.Read more
.:HOW TO REMOVE YOUR NAME FROM THE LDS CHURCH’S MEMBERSHIP RECORDS
If you want to have your name removed from the LDS Church’s membership records, you must make your letter strong and to the point. Although some may feel that this type of approach is too harsh, we have learned that if you do not make it forceful in this manner, they will delay your request and harass you as to your reasons for leaving with the hopes of getting you to change your mind. We know it works, and anyone wanting to remove their name can use the following format and sample letter. Many people are afraid to be this stern, but it is ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY! Below is a copy of the cover information that one Ex-Mormon couple used to remove their names from the LDS Church’s records. They testified that when they used this format:
“We received a response before the 30 days were up and a letter stating that our names had been removed, but they wanted to make that sure we knew what we were doing because it would jeopardize our eternal salvation, and they would be more than happy to have us return to the church. What a joke. We are happy to be free at last!”Read more
.:AFTER MORMONISM WHAT? — What does an LDS person do when he or she breaks free from Mormonism?
You may be asking: “So What Do I Do Now?” You have finally broken free from the “herd” of Mormonism, but you feel hopelessly lost and without direction now…
HOW DID YOU GET HERE?
In the LDS Church, you were told what to think, where to go, what to do, and how to do it. You had your Church Handbook that was approved by the Presidency of the Church for your study and spiritual edification. You maintained faith with the Brethren and local leaders of the Church. You had been told to simply follow the Prophet and everything will be made sure.
You carried a membership card that got you into the temple. You passed your exams with the local Bishop, the Stake President, and anyone else who had been proclaimed to be an authority over you. You memorized all the songs since primary, memorized a few Scriptures from the Book of Mormon, dressed like everyone else in the Church, spoke like everyone else, served without reservations like everyone else. You were in fact, a living clone of everyone else in Mormonism.Read more