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19 Truths For Non-Mormons Who Loved Growing Up In A Mormon Community

"What! You're not LDS???"

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1. People regularly asked you if you were Mormon or what ward you belonged to.

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They were sometimes shocked when they discovered you weren't actually a member.

2. You went to your fair share of stake dances, and although they may have been a tad awkward you thought they were a blast.

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It gave you the opportunity to learn how to slow dance. You were ALL about that.

3. You were always jealous when your best friends went off to Young Women Camp or EFY.

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You were always invited though!

4. You never saw R-rated movies, even after you turned 17, because none of your friends could go see them with you.

And, let's be real, you weren't really dying to go see an R-rated film with your parents.
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And, let's be real, you weren't really dying to go see an R-rated film with your parents.

5. You never went to a party where there was sex, alcohol, or drugs. In fact, the only parties you went to were epic dance parties.

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"There's a glow-in-the-dark dance party this weekend, you in?!?!"

6. You showed up early to school for seminary the first day of classes thinking it was a required class for everyone.

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Oops.

7. At Christmas, your all-time favorite thing to do was get hot chocolate and go look at Temple Lights.

🌟 SO pretty. 🌟
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🌟 SO pretty. 🌟

8. Even when you were ready to date at 15, you didn't have a whole lot of options in the dating pool because most of your crushes had to wait until they were 16 to date.

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Welp.

9. You definitely were given the Book of Mormon by a close friend.

And you tried your best to understand what it was all about.
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And you tried your best to understand what it was all about.

10. When your older friends graduated high school, you kept in touch with most of them by writing letters because they were on their missions.

Getting mail from a missionary friend was often the highlight of your week.
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Getting mail from a missionary friend was often the highlight of your week.

11. You understood that Monday night was Family Home Evening, so you probably weren't going to see any friends.

It encouraged you to hang out with your own family. Which actually wasn't half bad.
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It encouraged you to hang out with your own family. Which actually wasn't half bad.

12. You attended many many many game nights.

Settlers of Catan was your JAM.
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Settlers of Catan was your JAM.

13. Because your friends didn't swear, bad words became something you couldn't stand.

"HOLY HECK guys, I don't like swearing."
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"HOLY HECK guys, I don't like swearing."

14. When your LDS friends would come over on the weekend, you'd hide your parent's coffee machine.

You honestly just didn't want to make them feel uncomfortable.
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You honestly just didn't want to make them feel uncomfortable.

15. When your best friend would invite you to Wednesday night Mutual you were pretty excited.

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It was another opportunity to socialize with cool people on a week night. You were all about that.

16. During the summer, you only wore one-piece bathing suits because, to you and your friends, modest really WAS hottest.

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AMEN.

17. Every Saturday at approximately 11:50 p.m., you'd run to the nearest convenience store and help your LDS friends purchase everything they would need to make it through Sunday.

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Observe the Sabbath!

18. And you were always there to help get them through Fast Sunday.

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You talked them through their weak moments of wanting to grab a snack from the fridge.

19. And, finally, whenever you heard any other non-members trying to diss the LDS church, you would ALWAYS defend them.

And you still do! Because they are some of the nicest, well-rounded people you know.
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And you still do! Because they are some of the nicest, well-rounded people you know.

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