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The Reasons They Think You Left Mormonism vs. The Reasons YOU Actually Left Mormonism

When I started talking about leaving the Mormon church aka The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, I was blown away at the reasons members of the faith think I left the church.

It starts circulating in quiet whispers, right?

You start paying attention to lessons at church and the way people talk about why people leave the church and you think, wait, those do not apply to me. Maybe they don't apply to all the people I have known who leave the church too.

You start remember lessons, conversations, things you even used to say, for reasons why people leave the church.

#sorryforwhatIsaidwhenIwasmormon !!!

Then you start putting it all together. Oh, wait, those are just reasons that make members feel better about why their friends, family and acquaintances left the church.

Ahhhh, it all comes together for you. You know the reason why you left the mormon church and I dare bet it had nothing to do with the reasons people think you left. Right?!

I forgot to add the kicker, "you'll be back." So many people have told me this. Ah Amy, you will be back, I just know it.

Have a listen to my latest vlog and tell me if this sounds all too familiar.

I have a feeling you will agree.

Enjoy!

Amy 

amyloganlife@gmail.com

Ready to get Unstuck from your faith crisis? I thought so.  Come work with me for 6 weeks and let me show you how. I CANNOT wait to help you. You got this!

My Mormon Faith Crisis Story...

My Mormon Faith Crisis Story

Once upon a time...

I was born into a mormon family.

Mormonism was just the way of life.

All was well.

I was on the path, doing all that I was supposed to do.

Checking all the boxes.

I was living and loving it.

Shelving any and all issues that I wondered about.

Until one day those questions & doubts became too many.

I had to figure this puzzle out.

If the church was true, it would all be okay.

I finally gave myself permission to look into things.

I hungered and thirst after the truth.

The usual, "it will all work itself out" was no longer cutting it.

I read book after book after book.

I secretly joined forums and online groups.

I discovered a world of people who were wondering and searching too.

Just. Like. Me.

My shelf came crashing down.

All of it. Fast.

Now what?

I looked around at my life.

Most all of my friends and family are members.

Who do I talk to?

Who do I tell?

I just became one of those apostates you hear talked about at church.

But I am a good person.

I did nothing wrong.

I actually wanted to prove the church was true.

The realization is overwhelming.

I feel alone.

I feel different.

I wish I could take the blue pill and just go back to how it was.

Maybe ignorance is bliss?

How am I going to tell my spouse?

How am I going to tell my mom?

How am I going to tell my kids?

How am I going to tell my best friend?

That I don't believe, any of it.

I poured myself (not so secretly) into online groups and forums full of people like me,

All searching.

All trying to make this all make sense.

I get angry.

I feel betrayed.

I made ALL of my life decisions around the one true church.

I free fall for a bit.

I try to keep it it, until I can't.

I start thinking for myself.

Truly for the fist time in my life I see there are a million different ways to live life, not just one TRUE way.

I get the courage to say something.

My family and friends tell me I am wrong and that I will be back.

They don't believe me.

I feel marginalized.

I feel sad and depressed.

But, I know no matter the outcome I have to keep walking this path.

No matter what.

I may lose relationships.

I learn some relationships were conditional.

Some people walk away.

I walk away.

I know that I am finding a new way to be.

It is hard.

But I am strong.

I keep going.

I am finding my new voice.

I feel a freedom I have never felt before.

I find an inner strength I didn't know I had.

I create new friendships.

I find a way to make my new life work.

Come what may.

I've stepped into the new me and I am thankful, truly grateful for my faith crisis.

My new voice is emerging and I feel good in my own skin.

I feel like I am going to be okay better than okay.

Life is good, even if it is messy.

Amy

*not to be reproduced or used without permission by me.

How Can You (re)Frame Your Faith Crisis Story?

Faith Crisis Life Coach

So many times we create a loop in our minds about experiences that happen in our lives.

I want you to, for example, reframe your Faith Crisis story.

Look at it from an outsiders perspective. List the players, events and complete experience for someone who has never heard of your particular religion.

What words, feelings, and emotions could you explore that put this process, experience in a different light.

I really want you to try this. (no, for real, get out a pen and piece of paper and get to work!)

Sometimes we get so focused on a certain angle of our very own story that we can't see the forest through the trees.

This exercise will start to help you see your story from a different perspective.

This is one way to begin unsticking yourself.

So many people come to me wanting advice on how to get unstuck. This is a way to begin.

Just look at it differently. Start there and see how it goes?

ReFrame it, starting now. GO!

Amy xoxo        

amyloganlife@gmail.com