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Michael Wilder: I Used to Think I Was a Religious Righteous Holy Man Until I Met Jesus
The Beauty of Grace
Michael Wilder explains the biblical basis for salvation by grace alone – at the 2018 Faith After Mormonism Conference.
Our Amazing Atonement
Michael Wilder explains the powerful work of salvation that Jesus offers to sinners – at the 2018 Faith After Mormonism Conference.
Lynn Wilder: Emotional and Relational Challenges During Transition
Setting Boundaries from Family Pressure
During faith transition, set boundaries with family members so that family doesn’t get between you and your relationship with God.
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Using the Bible to Share with LDS
You can have fruitful faith conversations with Latter-day Saints by asking questions from the Bible.
The Six Stages of Grief in a Faith Transition
Navigating a faith transition can feel a lot like going through the stages of grief – but there is hope at the end of the road.
When Am I Ready to Start a Ministry?
Many former Mormons are needed to minister to newly transitioning Mormons, but not without the time and work required to reshape a solid new identity in Christ and his word.
How to overcome toxic thinking by replacing old thought patterns with God’s truth.
LDS People Are Not the Enemy
It feels like LDS people who oppose are the enemy, but remember that they are only acting out of their deception.
James Wakefield: What’s Your Story? Two Very Different Ways of Being in the World
God’s Great Story – Bible vs. LDS
Mormonism and traditional Christianity present two very different stories about the purpose of the universe.
God’s Great Story – Creation, Catastrophe, Covenants
God’s great salvation story unfolds in six major movements. The first three are God’s creation, the great catastrophe called the Fall, and the covenants God arranged to bring us back to him.
God’s Great Story – Christ, Community, Consummation
God’s great salvation story unfolds in six major movements. The pinnacle of the story is Jesus Christ, who creates a new community of those who follow him and ushers in the fulfillment of all God’s plans and promises for humanity.
Choose the Best Story
When we choose to root our lives in God’s great story, we experience the fulfillment of all his wonderful intentions for our lives.
Losing Your Old Story
It’s hard to lay down the story that framed our self-understanding as Latter-day Saints in favor of a better, truer one.
Ross Anderson: Seven Steps through the Swamp – Mapping the Journey to a Vibrant New Faith
Hope For Your Journey to a New Identity
A faith transition is challenging, but you can arrive safely at a healthy new spiritual home. This video introduces the series 7 Steps through the Swamp: Mapping the Journey to a Vibrant New Faith.
Transition Step 1: Decide Who to Trust
After feeling lied to and betrayed, it is hard to trust again. The first step to a new faith identity is to develop discernment, so you can give your trust to those who are actually trustworthy.
Transition Step 2: Handle Difficult Emotions
A journey to a healthy new faith means learning to deal with emotions like loss, anger, and fear.
Transition Step 3: Sort Out Your Worldview
As you discover new ideas in your quest for truth, it is important to connect all the dots into a coherent, consistent worldview. From the 2018 Faith After Mormonism Conference.
Transition Step 4: Handle New Freedom
Coming out of a controlling religious environment, every former Latter-day Saint needs to learn how to responsibly exercise their new lifestyle freedom. From the 2018 Faith After Mormonism Conference.
Transition Step 5: Connect to a New Community
Relationships are challenging, but to keep growing after leaving Mormonism, we need to connect with people who can provide encouragement and support.
Transition Step 6: Develop a New Identity
A healthy life after Mormonism involves redefining our sense of self from the identity shaped by past culture to find an identity defined by a relationship with Jesus.
Transition Step 7: Embrace Your New Purpose
There is one purpose that Jesus has given to every Christ-follower, which is to make disciples of him.