Watch the video above and talk about it with a friend or mentor.

It's hard to lay down the story that framed our self-understanding as Latter-day Saints in favor of a better, truer one.

Key Points:

  • In your new story, there is no pre-existence.
  • In your old story, it’s all about you.
  • It’s hard to lose your story.

See Also: Identity

Talk About It
  1. How would you summarize the overarching narrative that shaped your identity as a Latter-day Saint?
  2. How do you feel about losing the pre-existence? Explain.
  3. Would you say that your former narrative was ultimately about you? Why or why not?
  4. What did you find most difficult about giving up your former story?
  5. What are you still grappling with?

This is part of the 2018 Faith After Mormonism Conference series.