Mormonism

Welcome.

Whether your background in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is progressive or fundamentalist, we've gathered some resources to help if you're doubting your faith or recovering from a loss of community.

 

Did you know? 

Between 1980 and 2014, the LDS Church’s retention rate fell from nearly 90% to 64%.

One-third of Millennials raised Mormon no longer identify with the faith.

For All Doubting &

Former Mormons

Recovery from Mormonism ~Full of exit stories from Mormons who left the church, this online community has an active forum, a heartfelt blog, and advice from fellow ex-Mormons on how to tell your spouse, family members, and friends you have doubts or don't believe anymore

Ex-Mormon Meet-Ups ~ Wanna get together with other former Mormons who understand what you're going through? Find a local meet-up community!

Mormon No More ~ Need practical advice on how to leave the church? This resource site aims to make it just a little bit easier by giving you tips on how to formally submit your resignation letter, what to expect when you do resign, and what to do if your letter is returned

Love Loud ~ Dan Reynolds, the lead singer of Imagine Dragons, has a mission: to change the Mormon church from within. Specifically by fighting for church policy to affirm LGBTQ+ members. Reynolds founded Love Loud, a foundation and annual music festival, with the goal of ending skyrocketing teen suicide rates in Utah by supporting LGBTQ+ youth and their families. Check out his HBO documentary Believer to learn more!

Lifestyle.AfterMormanism ~ This Instagram account is full of cathartic and inspiring stories about people who left the LDS church. If you just need to know you're not alone in your journey, check out some of their moving featured posts in this YouTube video. They also run another Instagram account called Parenting.AfterMormanism

Amy Logan ExMormon Life Coach ~ Amy's journey out of Mormonism is one many will relate to. Her podcast Ex•Mormon•Ology discusses the long-lasting psychological repercussions of growing up LDS, dealing with fallout from family and friends, and rebuilding your life after faith. She also offers an 8-week life coaching program - and your first mini session with her is FREE!

I Am an Ex-Mormon  This video series site lets you hear dozens of ex-Mormons talk about their journeys in and out of faith. 

The Ex-Mormon Reddit Community ~ A thriving online community of questioning and former Mormons with over 112,000 members. Check out their meet-up thread to get together with other ex-Mormons in your area.

Ex-Mormon Foundation ~ Though they no longer host conferences, the resources on this site supporting those transitioning out of Mormonism can still be of help, like how to resign, and a 12-step program for recovery. 

Recovering from Religion ~ One of the largest resource sites of its kind, it's a must-visit for both the religious who still value their faith and the non-religious seeking secular help. See their vast list of mental health and crisis information, find a local support group, talk to someone for free who gets what you're going through, and check out their podcast.

Post-Mormon Mental Health ~

If you're looking for a professional counselor who understands your faith background, book an online session with Claudine Gallacher, an ex-Mormon life coach specializing in the unique needs of those transitioning away from Mormonism. See her advice on how to tell LDS friends and family you no longer believe.

Quit Mormon ~ Could you use some free legal advice on resigning from the Mormon Church? Quit Mormon is run by Mark A. Naugle, an attorney who will submit your letter for you.

The Salamander Society ~ Like a little humor with your lack of faith? This site offers witty comebacks for those critiquing your decision leave as well as a hilariously relateable list of, "You know you're ex-Mormon if..." peculiarities.

Journey Free ~ The term Religious Trauma Syndrome was originated by Dr. Marlene Winell, who maintains a therapeutic practice leading an online support group and weekend retreats for those looking to rebuild their lives after religion. Book a session with her over phone or Skype, or visit her office in Oakland, CA.

For Former & Doubting

FLDS Members

If your background is with the polygamous sect of the  Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, there are people to help your unique set of needs and vulnerabilities. Some of the following organizations are secular and not religiously-affiliated. Others are run by religious groups and we have noted which. We applaud your courage to question and to leave.

Short Creek Dream Center* ~ Serving the people of Colorado City and Hildale, this Christian organization offers several programs to serve the needs of the FLDS community, including a residential program for young men and women to receive housing, mental and physical health care, and educational support.

*This is not a secular organization.

Holding Out HELP* ~ Another organization local to the Colorado-Arizona border helping those who have left a polygamous group like FLDS find housing, finish your education, and provide counseling and other assistance.

*This is not a secular organization. 

RAINN ~ The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network is America's largest anti-sexual violence organization. Many religions both condone and cover up sexual abuse. If you've been assaulted or you need help, call their hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE or chat. You can also find a local support group.

Domestic Shelters ~ Many religions condone domestic violence. You don't need to submit anymore. Find safety now for you and your children.

Locate a shelter near you

AHA Foundation ~ Are you in danger of forced marriage or child marriage? This nonprofit's free textline and resource directory will help you find safety. Know your rights. 

Text 'FREE' to 741-741

Safe Place ~ Are you under 18 and don't know where to turn for help? Start with finding a free place to stay and counseling services.

Find a safe place

Text "Safe" with your address, city, and state to 44357 (4HELP)

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