I’m Sorry For What I Said When I Was Mormon

I think this is a T-shirt, but it’s just what a lot of ex-Mormons end up feeling about their lives as Mormons. When I posted about a draft of this essay on my Facebook page, I got a lot of responses from Mormons who now feel embarrassed, chagrined, and downright horrified and humiliated about things they said or thought about those around them.

To some extent, I feel this, too. I was judgmental and self-righteous. I didn’t think I was at the time. I thought I was just trying to do what was right. But what I didn’t understand was that it’s impossible not to judge others by the same…



Author of The Bishop’s Wife mystery series, Princeton PhD, triathlete, mother of six, autist, Mormonish, she/her

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