Introduction: Hope for Your Journey
A faith transition is challenging, but you can arrive safely at a healthy new identity and spiritual home.
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.
Step 2: Handle Difficult Emotions
A journey to a healthy new faith means learning to deal with emotions like loss, anger, and fear.
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.
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.
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.
Step 6: Develop a New Identity
A healthy new life after Mormonism involves redefining our sense of self from the identity shaped by our past culture to find a new identity defined by a relationship with Jesus.
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.