About two years ago I felt impressed to share my journey of losing and regaining my faith in God and Jesus Christ. After I wrote it I asked for feedback from one of my friends. He told me he liked it, but he didn't think anyone would read it because it's so dang long! Haha I agreed with him but wasn't sure how to trim it down.
Shortly after, the LDS church reached out and asked if I would be willing to let them make a video about my experience. That was followed by the Deseret News reprinted my 18 Lessons Learned from my original post. Their article went on to be the most read "Faith" article for the Deseret News for 2015. . . .A number of the people who reach out to me ask for additional advice either for a loved one or for themselves, on overcoming their crisis of faith. So I began writing down other items that were helpful to me. This eventually turned into a PDF document that I shared with people who would ask.
I’ve been thinking for some time that I need to publish them publicly on a blog so everyone can read them. My hope is that they can help you or someone you know overcome a crisis of faith. I mentioned this in my first post but I want to reiterate it here, "I’m not suggesting that I have all the answers or that I have experienced everything someone else has. I’m a firm believer that everyone’s life/spiritual journey is unique and personal and I’m in no place to tell you what you have or have not experienced. However, I CAN tell you what I have experienced and learned and I hope it is of use to someone out there."
With that said, here are "9 More Lessons Learned - Overcoming A Crisis of Faith."
1. Everyone has or will experience a crisis of faith of some level in their life.