I think the hardest part for all of us is probably that we have Mormon minds!
All our time in the Church has greatly influenced the way we think.
Our perception of reality is seen through a Mormon filter.
Having grown up in the Church I know nothing else. In my childhood I was indoctrinated in Mormon concepts & philosophy. I studied four years of seminary & three years of Institute. I studied the scriptures regularly & completely invested my intellectual & emotional part of my personality in Mormonism.
To all intense and purposes who I am as a person was determined by my complete surrender to the Church belief system.
Our neural network has grown from these beliefs.
So, this leaves us with subconscious biases, fears, guilt, preferences & prejudices.
I’ll be a Mormon of sorts till the day I die, even if I’m just a recovering Mormon.