I grew up in the Mormon church. My family's history goes back five or six generations in the church, right to the early days of the church. I served a mission. My father was a stake president and bishop. My grandfather was a patriarch. I've met personally with apostles. And I'm no longer a Mormon. I voluntarily resigned my membership in March of 2003, leaving it all behind.
It's my hope that by sharing my story, I will be able to help others who are leaving, or questioning the doctrines and beliefs of the church. If you're still a member of the church, or believe what they teach, this blog really isn't for you. It's not my intention to try to convince others to leave the church. However, if you already have doubts, or if you're interested in trying to understand why someone would walk away from the faith, then please continue to read and follow this website.
My intention with this website is not only to share my experiences, but to also address the current status of the church. It is said that people can leave the church, but they can't leave it alone. While this may be the case, it is also true that when people leave the church, the church can't leave them alone. It's really a two-way street. This is particularly true for residents of Utah, where the church controls so much in the state, from the politics on down. You literally can't escape the influence of the church here, and as far as I'm concerned, that makes it fair game.