I left the church in 2010, after a really bad break-up and equally bad treatment by a parish priest. I met some LDS missionaries soon after and ended up joining their cult/sect. I was never very active with them, but I did go through their temple and eventually got married to a lifelong Mormon girl in 2016.
I started having serious doctrinal issues back in June and went to see the priest at our local parish in August. After getting a Sanatio to validate our marriage, I was finally able to go to confession and return fully to the Church last week. Today, I sent in my official resignation via a lawyer to the LDS cult/sect and should be officially disenrolled by December 15th.
There is a steady amount of brainwashing and what amounts to fear tactics, used to keep people from leaving or questioning the cult. They believe that leaving will necessarily bar you from spending eternity with God, though they also believe in a 3-tiered heaven. They believe that the ‘celestial kingdom’ is guarded by angels that use masonic signs, tokens and pass-words. They convince people that they can become gods themselves and go on to have countless children and populate whole other planets, which makes no sense.
There is plenty of scriptural evidence to refute the cult, but my dear wife is convinced that I am wrong and that they are the true church founded by Christ. She has taken my exit personally as if I had betrayed her or cheated on her. I am praying that Our Lady helps her see the error of her beliefs and that she sees the real truth in Christ’s only Church (as taught prior to the new Catechism).
With Mormons, everything centers around feelings and emotion, which we all know is deceptive and is used by Satan to keep people from exercising real faith in Christ. The magic underwear amounts to birth control, as it is very offputting and they are almost never without it. I want to warn anyone meeting with LDS missionaries or that may be considering them to avoid being sucked into this cult. It absolutely IS NOT what it appears from the outside.