Friday, January 3, 2014

Whelp!

I've struggled with how to say this, and have decided it will be best for me to just be as straight forward as possible. I haven't posted on this blog in awhile. I haven't felt as though I could answer the questions I have been sent from an LDS perspective in the state of mind I was in. I have been in a period of transition, and now that it is official, I want to post it here. I have left the LDS church. I am not angry, or offended, or upset. That is usually the first thing I am asked. The next question is "why"? Simply put, I feel like my best chance for a meaningful and happy life, and for a meaningful and happy life for my children is a life separate from the LDS church. My choice is very personal and has been weighed in my mind with every weight I know. It is not a path that I wish to encourage anyone else to follow. At the same time, if you find yourself on a path similar to mine, feel free to email me for any support you might want or transition questions you might have. Or, if you are not on that path, but have questions about anything, feel free to email me. This will most likely be my last post on this blog, though I'm sure I'll sprout a new one soon.

4 comments:

  1. Kudos for doing what's right for yourself and your family. I know how hard it can be to walk away from what you were always taught was the truth. Over the years I've met a number of people who struggled to be at peace while living by guidelines that didn't agree with their inner voices. The adoption world has some especially painful examples.

    Good luck on your spiritual journey, wherever it may take you.

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  2. Considering the overwhelming presence of organized religion, I can't help but envy your courage in finding the ability to make this decision once you realized it was one that needed to be made. I hope for nothing but the best for you and your family and truly hope those in your community continue to accept you and your family as you are - intelligent, independent, creative and highly compassionate.

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  3. News like this always makes me profoundly sad. Wishing you peace on wherever your journey takes you.

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  4. what you are doing is absolutely right, and god will help to overcome the obstacles!!

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