I was born and raised in the Mormon church, served a mission, married in the temple and after 45 years of complete devotion, I left 3 years ago after finding out the truth that so many others have discovered.

I have learned to follow my own spirit and to seek truth in the many places it can be found. I am closer to my conscience and spirit than I have ever been in my life, no longer bound by the contradictions of my own intuition not being in line with what someone else says I should think. I now see life and people as they are meant to be seen, with an open mind and heart. I am no longer bound by the restrictions on the type of people I am told can love. I started a secret Facebook group for women only which has now reached close to 1,000 women. They can connect and bond in a safe place as they find their way to truth and get answers to their questions.

The world is a significantly brighter, more beautiful place. The options of “where will I go” are only as limited as I chose. I am free!

 

Danielle in UT

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