Before the facts, it didn’t make sense

I’m new to this site and happy to share my experience. Five years ago my wife and I were very active, both holding callings and trying to get out to activities often. Even share the gospel a little. But one day just suddenly at the same time we both felt like we really didn’t want…

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It’s all about trust

There are hundreds of reasons to believe or not believe that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true. For me I no longer believe it is true in the way it teaches it is true.   How did I come to this conclusion? I could give a list of issues and concerns…

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The Book of Mormon Came in a Box

“Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.” – Matthew 13:13 When I married my sweetheart at the age of 19, my journey as a man begun. No more was I to think only of myself, for now I had another human…

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Knowledge and our younger generations

3Ne 26:11 “Behold, I was about to write them, all which were engraven upon the plates of Nephi, but the Lord forbade it, saying: I will try the faith of my people.” Lately, I have been thinking about this particular verse and scripture. I have been thinking about how we, as a people (LDS faith),…

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Accept all things in faith

Carson, I am not raised in the Church but rather I am a “convert”. In deciding, through much prayer and reading, I decided to be Baptized fully aware that I might not have all of my questions answered and not expecting the fullness of the gospel until sometime in the afterlife… I, vicariously, know you as…

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I Desire to Understand

Years ago when my son left the church, I chose to dig deep and find the answers to the difficult questions about church history and its doctrine. I went into this venture with full confidence that I would find the faith affirming answers that would help save my son’s eternal salvation. Because of this effort…

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Riding the Wake of 60 Years of the Good Ship Zion

It’s Christmastime 2015. I’m 61 years old, a loving husband, father of four, grandfather of nine and – eight months into the Post-Mormon portion of my life. The past two years of transition have been painful, terrifying, embarrassing, disorienting but ultimately liberating. I am an active, faithful, lifetime member of the L.D.S. Church. I was…

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An Evening with Zhenya

For the LDS Ventura California stake Relief Society on 17 March 1992 In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Relief Society Written and performed by Eugene Kovalenko – Listen to the recording of the event using the play button below – https://mormonbandwagon.com/wp-content/uploads/mp3/AnEveningwithZhenya.mp3 Program notes for: A journey home to Liahonagrad In song, verse, and story [2015…

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The ‘wrong’ answer to prayers

This is the letter I wrote to my family telling them I was leaving the mormon church and why. I posted it to Facebook so I didn’t have to explain it 13,000 times. I have decided to leave the Mormon church and I would like to explain why. I will not be bashing the church…

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Born to apostatize

From a very early time, everyone in our ward knew I was going to hell. I tried to live up to the teachings of the church, but people could just look at me and see I was a born apostate. It must have been my sense of humor. For years I thought “sacrilegious” meant “hilarious.” When…

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