Welcome to Mormon Wounds.
My name is Scott, a lifetime member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon).
In an effort towards more transparency regarding its history, the Church has added controversial content on the official church website lds.org.
Much of this information is new to me, let alone shocking.
Particularly, that the founder Joseph Smith:
-Married multiple women
-As young as 14 years old
-Had sexual relations with some of them
-While some were already married to other men
-And his wife, Emma, did not know about all of them.
After a half century as a member of the Church, I am finally being told what Church leadership had known for almost two centuries.
Because they hid so much from me, I feel betrayed, deceived and hurt.
I suffer mormon wounds.
I am a NOW Mormon (Neglected Or Wounded Mormon).
And I know that I am not alone.
We are an unrecognized demographic, since church leadership has never publicly expressed remorse or regret for not honestly disclosing its history.
In fact, in November 2017, M Russell Ballard, an Apostle of the church, stated the following:
"…there has been no attempt on the part, in any way, of the Church leaders trying to hide anything from anybody.”
Well, please take a look at this website and see if you agree
The purpose of this site:
-Promote and secure acknowledgement and validation from church leadership of NOW Mormons
-Promote and receive compassionate public recognition, remorse and regret from church leadership for the Culture of Concealment historically perpetuated by the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
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When we fail to stand for truth, we betray.