I got my papers the other day from church headquarters stating that I am free from the church. As you see from my photo I served a mission at the Bishops Storehouse. I do miss my friends but do not miss the false teachings. Ever since people who once said that they loved me and would always be there for me no matter what, found out that I left the church, none of them have spoken to me. What happened to the love and acceptance that the church supposedly teaches.
I've found over the last five years or so that people react one of two ways: a)Think you've been touched by the devil and never talk to you again or b)Try really, really hard to show you how much better life is with the church than without.
Kudos to you for taking the steps you found necessary to free yourself of the oppression in religion.