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Ex-Mormons in Seattle & Surrounding Areas Pages

Many of us who leave Mormonism do so under the scrutiny of those who insist that only sin could have led us on this path, away from the fold. As such, we lose cherished friendships, families, and indeed our whole sense of community and belonging. This group aims to extend friendship, acceptance, and understanding to anyone disenfranchised by the Mormon Church.

Mormonism teaches that the ultimate path to happiness and eternal joy is to follow a cookie-cutter pattern that prescribes exactly how you are to live your life. In this, Mormonism fails to recognize the beauty of individual uniqueness, that everyone has their own path to walk in life, and that no one "plan" for happy living could ever suit the needs of all people. By so narrowly drawing the borders by which Mormonism defines spirituality, Mormons are robbed of the opportunity to see and experience the abundant joy and fulfillment that exists outside the church. Many of us who have left Mormonism are torn between the happiness and fulfillment we discovered outside the church, and the reality that we have lost the bedrock community and friendship we enjoyed in the church.

Hopefully the sense of community that this group aspires to foster will help ex-Mormons realize that they are not alone in their recovery from LDS groupthink and culture. If the goals of this group are ever fully met, it will be when ex-Mormons feel that they have reclaimed a part of their sense of belonging and come to the point where Mormonism simply isn't an interesting topic anymore.

Important Notes:

While Ex-Mormons are welcome, our group isn't for everyone. Current believers / followers of Mormonism are asked not to join or participate because this group is intended as a means of support for those who want to distance themselves from the Mormon Church and minimize its influence in their lives. Anyone who comes here to defend or evangelize the cause of Mormonism ( or any other religion and/or belief system ) is likely to find themselves ignored, their membership blocked, and their comments deleted.

If you are an Ex-Mormon who is still a believing Christian, you are definitely welcome in our group. However, please know that many of our active members are agnostic and/or atheist so you would need to feel comfortable with that. You would also need to refrain from evangelizing in any way at our group events.

If you are not an Ex-Mormon, we ask that you not join our group unless you have a personal connection to Mormonism, such as your spouse or other family member is Ex-Mormon, or you have a family member who is currently Mormon and you are affected by it. If you are not an ex-Mormon, and you do not have some sort of personal connection to Mormonism, then unfortunately your request to join this group will be declined.

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