Seven years ago, three of our children left Mormonism although we had attended church every week our whole lives. I had heard of one and occasionally two, but never three leaving from one family at once. Our family attended church every week, we read the scriptures and prayed together on a daily basis, but yet our family was now divided. Three of our six children left Mormonism.
Our oldest daughter, Ashirya, expressed she believed the Mormon church was dishonest about their history. At the time, I thought her questions would be cleared up as she continued to seek truth.
BYU- Brigham Young University
Ashirya told me while attending Brigham Young University, she had questions about various happenings in Mormon history. She asked her religion professors to answer her questions, but the professors rarely had answers.
Ashirya’s diligent, thorough, and persistent nature led her to the BYU library to find answers. Unknown to us or anyone, she quietly began a seven-year study of Mormon church history. Although she found many inaccuracies, she continued to look for answers as to why the things she had learned from her Sunday school teachers and professors were often inaccurate.