Lots of internet Mormons go through a crisis of faith. What is that like?
Some people will never be able to relate to you.
You may have many conflicting emotions.
Some of your friendships might . . . change.
But you’ll make new friends all on the internet and post your introduction in many new forums.
Your marriage could become rocky.
You might feel judged.
You may be more excited about your change . . .
. . . than others are.
Good advice could be hard to come by.
People may watch you intently to see what happens next.
You may feel like people want you to fail to prove that you are wrong.
You may develop a love for coffee . . . or determine it’s disgusting.
Your parents may demand an explanation.
If you’re not too open about it, people may not even notice you’ve changed.
Your spouse might feel worried.
You may start to question your earlier life decisions.
Sometimes you feel new found personal power.
Or you may feel down on your luck.
You just want a real friend who will listen and understand.
Your parents might feel defensive or even hostile.
You might find church more boring.
You could feel like the grumpy outsider at family get togethers.
You might try to overcome sexual hangups or rekindle your marriage by exploring fantasies.
You may question your family’s support or not know where you stand.
You may experiment with the Word of Wisdom for the first time.
You probably like to point out facts others may not know.
You sometimes like to explore the outdoors . . . on Sunday.
You are constantly working on analogies to explain your crisis of faith.
The usual arguments seldom work for you anymore.
You might shop other religions to see what’s on offer.
A few even go off the rails.
Perhaps you like to rub other people’s faces in your changed perspective.
You probably have your Martin Harris moments.
You might start to envy churches with more exciting worship services.
Your open-mindedness could even lead to becoming a little new-agey.
At times you might feel like throwing in the towel.
Or shutting people out.
Hang in there.
You’ll find your peace.