In Summary

Why do I share this journey and the questions I have asked myself?

Maybe its because I am narcissistic and love to hear myself speak (or write).

I hope that isn’t the reason.

I would like to think that it is because, these are the kind of words I would have loved to have read when I was going through my own journey of faith and awakening 5 years ago.

You are not alone.

All the best.

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9 thoughts on “In Summary

  1. Cameron January 20, 2015 / 10:05 pm

    I really love this! This would have been so helpful for me during my crisis of faith and I hope to share it with many other family members and friends to help them understand what truth is/isn’t and how to know for sure. Thanks so much for taking the time to put this together.

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    • 7mormonquestions January 21, 2015 / 5:48 pm

      You are welcome Cameron. I am glad to know none of us are alone on this journey.

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  2. Kenn Sullivan February 18, 2015 / 12:48 am

    Love it. Well done. Love the power of questions. I hope many people will read this, and take the time to let the questions sink in.

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  3. Lorie March 4, 2015 / 8:45 pm

    As I am in the beginning of my new faith journey (becoming unorthodox), which is filled with pain, sadness, confusion, and liberation, THIS is what I needed to read today to not feel alone. I can’t put my feelings and experiences into words like you just did. Thank you.

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    • 7mormonquestions March 4, 2015 / 9:42 pm

      You are welcome Lorie. I struggled early on finding words to express what I was feeling. Sometimes it would just come out as angry.

      But none of this is your fault or mine. I wish you the best on your journey. Just talking to others who have the heart to understand has really helped me personally.

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      • Lorie March 5, 2015 / 2:20 pm

        Thank you for your response. I am currently trying to move past the anger part. It is amazing to find people that understand and talk it through with them. I have a small support system which helps greatly.
        I have one question: How do you stay? I have stayed active through my faith journey but church feels awful to me now. I am not seriously sinning, yet praying and reading my scriptures more than before. I am told my heart is failing me and Satan has got me. I pray before church to be able to find the positives and worship Christ, but all I hear is “follow the brethren”, “power of the priesthood”, and “Joseph Smith is a prophet of God”. These are my deepest struggles.

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      • 7mormonquestions March 5, 2015 / 10:52 pm

        How do I stay?

        First. I lowered the bar for my fellow ward members. I expect to hear something self-righteous or critical of people who question or even down right crazy. So when I do hear it, it doesn’t upset me so much, because I was expecting it.

        Second. I stopped caring what the leader or fellow ward members think. They have no control over me anymore. They cannot guilt me into doing something or think something that I don’t agree with.

        And third. All of my best energies are focused on my family. I spend my efforts loving my wife better and being a better father.

        Why I stay (as opposed to how do I stay) is because of my wife. She is a believer and wants it all to be true. So I stay for her.

        So far I am making it work. But that is me. Everyone owns their journey and it doesn’t need to look like anyone else’s.

        Best wishes.

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  4. John July 31, 2015 / 5:46 pm

    Brilliant. Simply brilliant. Spot on, concise, clear, respectful.

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