(RNS) — Religion is messy, says Lee Hale, host of a new podcast called 'Preach.' For many Americans, especially young people like the 30-year-old Hale, that messiness is something to celebrate, not sweep under the carpet.
Many of the Faith Crisis respondents are people who served in the LDS Church, had a strong testimony, and held callings, and *then* left, often with spouses and children in tow. What happened?
Christmas with family can be hard when you're a Mormon experiencing a faith transition. Guest blogger Mette Harrison says the death of her old beliefs led to new life in the form of a new "family" of close friends who've been there.
Guest blogger Mette Harrison offers suggestions for orthodox Mormons on how to better get along with family members who have left the Church. Some rules: Honor boundaries, stop judging, and plan family events that don't revolve around church.
Richard Ostler, bishop of a Mormon YSA ward, shares 8 suggestions in counseling those who doubt, including: Listen more than you talk, don't tell people just to pray more, and mourn with those who mourn.
Guest blogger Jon Ogden says breaking from tradition is the world's second-oldest tradition . . . but when loved ones leave Mormonism, it can be painful for those left behind. His new book offers hope for restoring those strained relationships.
Patrick Mason's new guide speaks to Mormon doubters and those who love them . . .. and it's co-published by Deseret Book.
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?"