18 Things You’ll Only Relate to if You Were Raised Mormon

3 girls at an LDS Girl's Camp
Via churchofjesuschrist.org

Being raised as a Mormon is a little … different. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to notice that we’re definitely a “peculiar people.” We’ve got some strange traditions, awesome programs and a ton of relatable memories to reminisce over. Here are 18 you’ll probably remember (for better or worse):

1. Testimony meeting at Girl’s Camp

2. Rolling out of bed at the crack of dawn to read scriptures as a family

3. Not knowing if caffeine was OK or not

4. Playing basketball for Mutual … a lot

5. Primary programs, oooh yeah

6. The phrase “nourish and strengthen our bodies”

7. Wanting to hang out with friends but you can’t because it’s Monday night

8. Your parents threatened you (or your brother) with not being able to get your drivers license until you got your Eagle Scout award

9. Being jealous of the Young Men who always got to go on high adventure stuff while you were stuck baking

10. Making a list of qualities you’d want in an eternal companion during Sunday School

11. Then being told you need to develop those qualities first before you find someone else with them

12. Stake dances

13. These bad boys

14. Turning 16 and going on your first date

15. EFY Crush of the Week (the C.O.W.)

16. The Women’s Pull during trek

17. Hoping to get sent to that one dream location for your mission

18. And then not getting sent there

Did we miss anything? Share your nostalgic childhood moments with us in the comments section.

Ali Woolstenhulme and McKenna Snell contributed to this post.

David Snell is a proud member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He's the Founder of The Sunday Pews, and has experience writing for Mormon Newsroom Pacific, KBYU11, Classical 89 Radio, FamilyShare.com and plenty more. He tries not to take himself too seriously and just wants to brighten your day a bit.