Mette Ivie Harrison

Leaving Mormonism . . . and finding my way back (part 2)

Yesterday we had the first of two parts of novelist Mette Ivie Harrison’s personal story of losing faith in Mormonism. Today she reveals how she is trying to find her testimony again, returning to prayer and to church activity. As you can see, she rejects the “blame the victim” response that many Mormons have when someone chooses to leave. I agree with her. Everyone seemed to tell Mette that if she could just pray more, do more, read the scriptures more, BE MORE, then she would be fine.


Raising Mormon kids to keep the faith

It’s a painful reality for Mormon parents (and all religious parents) that sometimes, their children leave the faith. A new book from Oxford draws on a 35-year study to suggest ways to keep them in the fold.