I’ve never seen a case where a doubter successfully returned to the Church through shaming tactics such as these. Not once.
A new book argues Mormon faith transitions are healthy and necessary crucibles in our journey toward spiritual maturity. "We can grow unbounded," says Thomas Wirthlin McConkie. "Isn’t that the message of Mormonism in the end?"
When our faith is in crisis, it can be comforting to know that what we’re going through doesn’t mean we're falling into apostasy. Drawing from the science of adult development, this author says we’ve “simply driven off the edge of our current map.”