Faith Crisis, in GIFs

By: hawkgrrrl
January 21, 2014

Lots of internet Mormons go through a crisis of faith.  What is that like?

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Some people will never be able to relate to you.

You may have many conflicting emotions.

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Some of your friendships might . . . change.

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But you’ll make new friends all on the internet and post your introduction in many new forums.

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Your marriage could become rocky.

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You might feel judged.

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You may be more excited about your change . . .

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. . . than others are.

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Good advice could be hard to come by.

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People may watch you intently to see what happens next.

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You may feel like people want you to fail to prove that you are wrong.

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You may develop a love for coffee . . . or determine it’s disgusting.

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Your parents may demand an explanation.

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If you’re not too open about it, people may not even notice you’ve changed.

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Your spouse might feel worried.

You may start to question your earlier life decisions.

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Sometimes you feel new found personal power.

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Or you may feel down on your luck.

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You just want a real friend who will listen and understand.

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Your parents might feel defensive or even hostile.

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You might find church more boring.

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You could feel like the grumpy outsider at family get togethers.

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You might try to overcome sexual hangups or rekindle your marriage by exploring fantasies.

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You may question your family’s support or not know where you stand.

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You may experiment with the Word of Wisdom for the first time.

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You probably like to point out facts others may not know.

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You sometimes like to explore the outdoors . . . on Sunday.

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You are constantly working on analogies to explain your crisis of faith.

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The usual arguments seldom work for you anymore.

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You might shop other religions to see what’s on offer.

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A few even go off the rails.

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Perhaps you like to rub other people’s faces in your changed perspective.

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You probably have your Martin Harris moments.

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You might start to envy churches with more exciting worship services.

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Your open-mindedness could even lead to becoming a little new-agey.

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At times you might feel like throwing in the towel.

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Or shutting people out.

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Hang in there.

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You’ll find your peace.

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7 Responses to Faith Crisis, in GIFs

  1. Jeff Spector on January 21, 2014 at 7:39 AM

    or not

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  2. fbisti on January 21, 2014 at 8:22 AM

    Some very apt, and “your experience may vary.” I started opening my mind over 40 years ago–and sharing what I was learning and concluding in SS and priesthood classes–so I have experienced many of these reactions.

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  3. Mormon Heretic on January 21, 2014 at 9:00 AM

    Like!

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  4. Laura on January 21, 2014 at 11:38 PM

    Love it. Especially “so many feels” and Hillary be-boppin’. Good stuff.

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  5. Heather on January 22, 2014 at 9:04 AM

    You beat me to it! I was totally thinking of doing something like this.

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  6. Brad on January 22, 2014 at 10:10 AM
  7. Michelle Glauser on January 22, 2014 at 2:08 PM

    For me, church isn’t so boring as it is frustrating and anxiety-inducing.

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