(RNS) — "If you’re someone who has realized that you’ve made mistakes on either side of this messy post-Mormon world, I recommend apologies," writes Mette Harrison.
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?
If the #1 reason women say they left the LDS Church is because they felt judged or misunderstood, wouldn't it be awesome if Mormons could stop with the judging?
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.
Mette Harrison's (mostly) Mormon family doesn't always have the most orthodox or predictable Family Home Evenings. But they're always interesting.
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.
Elder Montoya's warnings to avoid doubt at all costs ignore one of the most important truths of the process of faith formation: doubt is a catalyst to spiritual growth.
Elder Dallin Oaks yesterday spoke of the problem of Mormons leaving the fold, especially young people. But instead of the usual tactic of immediate seek-and-rescue, he advocated listening. Which should not be as revolutionary as it is.
When you've left Mormonism but your family hasn't, can you still communicate with love? Guest blogger Mette Harrison offers 10 tips on reconnecting.
Elder Bednar says that many former Mormons left the fold because they chose to be offended by something. New research raises the question: Does this explanation hold water?
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, Mormon families want to defuse tensions that arise when some leave the LDS Church and others stay. Guest blogger Mette Harrison says to pass the yams and hold the judgment.
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.
The good news: BYU is softening its harsh policies toward Mormon students who lose their faith while in college. However, the university seems to be claiming that its decision to do so was not influenced by the FreeBYU campaign. What gives?
"It seems unreasonable to expect children growing up in the Internet age to have no doubts about Mormonism," says Mette Harrison. But what should we tell them?
Patrick Mason's new guide speaks to Mormon doubters and those who love them . . .. and it's co-published by Deseret Book.
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